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Old 08-19-2003, 04:22 PM   #1
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I need software? Whats the best for linux?


I am a windows user look for good versions of linux software

I need a good p2p sharing software, Is there a kazaa for linux

I need a messenger that will work using my msn messenger email address is there a messenger service for linux that works with microsofts .net passport

I use frontpage? whats the best linux webdevelopment software? Must beable to view folders on servers and allow uploading

I would like a winamp type program as well

please let me know
 
Old 08-19-2003, 04:35 PM   #2
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There are several questions here, but the main - title question - I'll avoid completely.

Any Linux distribution can handle any of the add-on programs you are requesting. Some distributions come default installed with more of them than others. If you are a Windows user who likes windows, and doesn't want too much of a learning curve - try Lindows. If you really want to dive straight into a full Linux environment, but keep a relatively easy install - try RedHat or Mandrake. A listing of most known distributions can be found at http://www.linux.org

p2p sharing software - Kazaa is "Spy-Ware" and slows down your windows system anyway - however there are several Gnutella clients that run on Linux.

AOL Instant Messanger clients and an MSN Messenger client can both be found at source forge http://www.sf.net

Web development software? I use a text editor, so don't talk to me, but search around.
 
Old 08-19-2003, 05:09 PM   #3
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For a Winamp like program, XMMS is an almost exact clone. It comes with most distros. If not: xmms.org

For P2P, search the forums, its been discussed MANY times.

For Instant Messenger clients, I (and many others) like GAIM. (gaim.sf.net) . It works with AOL, MSN, Yahoo, IRC, and every other protocal out there.
 
Old 08-19-2003, 05:47 PM   #4
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Take a look here for more examples as well

http://linuxshop.ru/linuxbegin/win-lin-soft-en/
 
Old 08-19-2003, 05:52 PM   #5
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p2p - direct connect for linux and pyslsk (soulseek for linux - this has a reall easy install)

winamp - xmms

msn messenger - amsn (u can also use gaim, but if ur only using msn passport, amsn is enuff. i dont like gaim cos although it works on nearly all protocols, it is really limited to just a 1-1 chat). amsn looks and feels exactly like msn, so u wont be confused either by anything.

as for webdevelopment, im sure there are a lot to choose frm. the above are really just about what everyone uses, i think (at least the newbies)

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Old 08-19-2003, 06:10 PM   #6
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h/w, any chance you can post a step-by-step for pyslsk? I've never been able to get it to work and Soulseek was my favourite p2p.

-dave
 
Old 08-19-2003, 06:13 PM   #7
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hmm, i had removed it when i had done a format....
but i remember not having any problems installing it.

am still setting up my system right now (hence my previous posts on desktop managers) ... hehehe ... so, gimme a little while, if u rnt able to install it on ur own.
 
Old 08-19-2003, 06:24 PM   #8
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ok, i just installed it. i think its a 1 min install cos of the rpm's n i noticed ur not running redhat.

i went to the pyslsk site, downloaded the wxpython binary rpm, then the pyslsk binary rpm itself, after checking if i have glib and gtk+ installed (which they were).

from there it was a matter of 2 "rpm -ivh" s.

i havent tried to install from src. is that wht u woukld be doin?
 
Old 08-19-2003, 06:27 PM   #9
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and after doing all that, i just saw this :

[x@trantor x]$ apt-cache search pyslsk
pyslsk - Client for SoulSeek filesharing system.
[x@trantor x]$


hahaha - wht a waste of downloading and installing when they had it in the repository all along.
 
Old 08-20-2003, 10:52 AM   #10
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Hi,

I use the messenger *kopete* !!
It is verz good and gaim is verz good , too!!
 
Old 08-20-2003, 11:02 AM   #11
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For help on choosing a distro, look in the distros forum, there's a thread there [a sticky, I think] about choosing distro - this question is asked many times. Perhaps if you post specs / requirements, we might be able to help. The best advice is read that thread, try lots and lots, and see what you like best.

There's lots of p2p software, it depends on what you want to download. There isn't kazaa for linux as such, but lots of software. Do a search for threads with the string "p2p for linux", and you'll get lots of advice.

As for a MSN messenger client, use everybuddy [that supports multiple accounts, on yahoo, msn, icq, aim....]. I find that to be really good [but then again, I am biased to use it because I know the developers quite well]. It's very easy to use, and has pretty much all of the qualities of MSN messenger, with more features added.

Don't know about your Frontpage-esque requirement - I use a little program called nano

as for media: xmms, mplayer, Xine....
 
Old 08-20-2003, 04:48 PM   #12
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h/w:

I'll try again when i get home from work tonight but I was continutally having problems with wxpython being recognized. I will give it another go though and if it doesn't work I will post exactly what happens.

[Edit: btw, Jamd is RH9 based and can use RH rpms]

-dave

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Old 08-20-2003, 08:21 PM   #13
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h/w: sweet christmas! it worked. I don't know why I was having problems before... You were right, it was dead simple. I can't imagine what I was doing. *shrugs*

Thanks!
-dave
 
  


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