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Old 06-05-2003, 03:33 PM   #1
kazuni
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Post your recommended software here! :)


yep, i think i haven't seen this thread before .. so here i started it

There must be some software that u guys absolutely love to use, and perhaps u guys can share the experience

just post your recommended software (in rpm, tgz or any format installable) name here and write a few lines of description about how great it is ! :P (it would be great if you don't post something lame like "wow, my program's called xinit and it worked great!" ... perhaps something that is not in a regular linux distribution install package would be great)

for me, as a starter i'll post one

IglooFTP (http://iglooftp.com/linux/index.html)

easy handy dandy ftp client - click and up-download, queue, etc

(ok perhaps i will post 2.. coz i love the following too)

winex3 (http://www.transgaming.com)

absolute masterpiece that makes me escape from windows and dive right into linux to play 3d games

so... how about you?
 
Old 06-05-2003, 04:11 PM   #2
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I've been wasting a lot of time lately with Frozen-Bubble . Currently stuck on level 70.

GPSDrive is a good program. It would be great if it could natively upload/download points/tracks from the GPS. The site seems to be currently unaccessable.

I love love love OpenOffice . I use 1.1 Beta2 and haven't had any problems with it. The export straight to PDF is great.

And, I couldn't survive the day without Mozilla .
 
Old 06-05-2003, 04:17 PM   #3
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mplayer......blackbox.....telnet.....grep......gkrellm.....xmms.....gnutella....gaim.........
nmap......nessus.....glade2.....gimp.....ethereal.....ping....finger.....tcdump...
pico.....epic....lynx....xterm.....on and on and on...........
these programs become more and more interesting as you read the man pages.

Last edited by deepsix; 06-05-2003 at 04:19 PM.
 
Old 06-06-2003, 06:35 AM   #4
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Apache, MySql, GIMP
 
Old 06-06-2003, 06:41 AM   #5
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gkrellm... speaking of which, i can never get the lm_sensors to work with it
 
Old 06-06-2003, 07:58 AM   #6
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mozilla xmms gkrellm amsn blackbox xterm ping
ssh pico mplayer k3b limewire gnutella open office
python konqueror kwrite
they all are great
 
Old 06-06-2003, 08:30 AM   #7
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@ kazuni:

IglooFTP is not opensource.

o Fluxbox
o Sylpheed
o Mozilla Firebird
o Pan
o gftp
o xchat
o centericq
o rxvt
 
Old 06-06-2003, 09:42 AM   #8
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I love servers and security, i use iserverd, qmail, messagewall, squid, squidGuard, iptables, dhcpd, samba, apache, proftpd, openssh-server, tcpproxy, wgpopp, dante and smtpproxy
 
Old 06-06-2003, 10:10 AM   #9
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emacs!
irssi!
 
Old 06-06-2003, 12:38 PM   #10
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I can't believe anyone hasn't said Acidrip...

Acidrip - To rip my DVD's
mplayer - To play my freshly ripped DVD's and play other video files
xchat while in X and epic on console - For IRC
Apache - Webserver
GIMP - Photo Manipulation
Evolution - For email in X
Phoenix(Firebird)/Mozilla/Galeon - Web Browser
XMMS - mp3/ogg playing
ssh - to login remotely
proftpd - FTP server
vi - absolute favorite editor

and many many more...
 
Old 06-06-2003, 01:25 PM   #11
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Opera7 & MidnightCommander, both linux and ms versions for
us dual booters.
 
Old 06-06-2003, 03:30 PM   #12
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hey guys, is there a "better" documentation of the man pages for vi? i find it relaly hard to navigate and understand the help menu within the program itself
 
Old 06-06-2003, 08:34 PM   #13
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1) apt-get + synaptic.wonderful for RPM based isntallations. It is an install manager

2) GAIM for IM

3) Still looking for a good browser; Mozilla is bloated (Hopefully firebird will be better)

4) XMMS

5) MPlayer (nothing beats it..XINE sucks )

Hope that helps....
 
Old 06-06-2003, 10:39 PM   #14
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Quote:
Originally posted by ranger_nemo
I've been wasting a lot of time lately with Frozen-Bubble . Currently stuck on level 70.
Well, fancy that: I, too, am stuck on level 70. I admit I use the "chain reaction" feature, so I guess in a sense I got that far by some (authorized) cheating... But level 70 has got me licked, so far.

I find xmahjongg very relaxing. I also play pysol a lot.

For non-game favorites, openoffice.org has got to be right up there at the top--I use the word processor and the spreadsheet daily.

Jpilot allows me to use my Palm IIIx and keep all my personal records.

And xplns is a very nice planetarium program if you like to see what's happening in the heavens at a given moment. I keep it running in realtime mode all the time!
 
Old 06-07-2003, 10:36 AM   #15
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I admit I use the "chain reaction" feature....
Now you tell me. After awhile, I jumped to level 71. I'm stuck on 100. I went back and finally managed to beat 70. I'll have to try the chain reaction on 100.
 
  


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