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file-roller as an archive manager
geeqie and viewnior as image viewers
mtpaint as a simple image editor
quodlibet or clementine as a music library organiser
gaiksaurus as a thesaurus
evince as a PDF viewer
x-cd-roast as a CD burner
gparted as a partition manager
If Slackware didn't include KDE:
1) Which KDE apps would you miss ?
2) Which alternatives for these apps would you suggest ?
Dolphin - There really is not a replacement for this application and it's features. Thunar is missing tabs, multi/split-pannel, built in terminal, and on and on. Xfe offers multi/split-pannel but no tabs, no terminal, and a whole lot of other things. PCmanFM is not stable enough to be allowed to look at my files . There is a new release of rodent-file manager (Xffm) But I have not checked that out.
Gwenview - Another hard to replace app. Geeqie is nice, but it is more of an image organizer. I like Ristretto a little better as a viewer. But Gwenview offers both simple/easy editing for resizing, cropping and red eye removal, plus image organizing.
Okular - Best thing I like about Okular is that it can automatically load $.pdf.gz. Gzipping my PDFs save quite a bit of space. With other readers I'd need to un-gzip them. Though epdf reader is quite nice, and lighter.
Ktorrent - Transmission.
Koffice - Abiword, Gnumeric, dia, There are others (Inkscape), but they have some pretty heavy 3rd party dependencies.
K3B - There are many disc burning applications. Sadly none have as many features as K3B. Graveman, xfburn, brasero. Though personally, I use mkisofs and cdrecord/cdrdao from a term. My Girlfriend uses NeroLinux, and I have to admit I'm pretty impressed with the user interface and functionality
kaudiocreator - RubyRipper, asunder, or one of million other audio rippers.
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Dolphin Cont'd - No other file manager I've found will reliably let you browse smb shares. Thunar and PCManFM do, but trying to get them to work outside xfce is a pain, and they only seem to work on-and-off.
Okular again - epdfview, evince, adobe. I sometimes need something that will allow me to fill in forms and the lighter pdf viewers don't support this.
K3B - Probably xcdroast. xfburn has a pretty silly animation...
Kile - texworks is very good and is my main app, but kile does have more options.
I think they are the main applications I would miss.
there are only 4 programs left that i still use after my random decision to try to avoid all kde/gnome apps
Dolphin - i never particularly liked using thunar, and nautilus is right out of the question. ive heard about PCmanFM and that i need to try, but even when i am in a ligtweight system, such as openbox or fluxbox, i end up using dolphin for my filemanagement.
Ark - ark is the best archive software ive found, hands down. the only way i would stop using it would be if i decided to move away from Qt apps entirely, in which case, file roller wouldnt be an option because i wouldnt want to stop using Qt just to adopt GTK
K3B - kinda the same boat as ark on this one. there are alternatives, but none are as good.
KMyMoney - i use this on a daily basis, it is really the only way i manage my finances any more. dont think i could do without it and i certainly havent found any other software like it.
There are details in some applications that make alternatives unsuitable as replacements of their KDE equivalents. For example xarchiver is dead upstream and doesnt handle xz archives. There is a patch for xz available at SBo, but it only allows viewing the archives, not extracting or creating them. Inevitably file-roller is the only suitable replacement for ark. File-roller is actually better than ark, but its a GNOME application. Newest versions of it use dconf, gtk3 and can be optionally intergrated with nautilus.