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Old 09-26-2002, 08:23 PM   #1
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Best Utilites for MP3's burning etc

Hey guys, finally back on the intarweb with the nix partition. I was wondering what were the best programs to use with nix for instance,
the best Mp3 player, Video player? chat programs?
Any suggestions on stuff that i should try and look into
anyone got a good tutorial on basics to shell scripting
or using cron and crontab
is there a program that is like a memory recovery agent for linux? suggestions?
and last but not least
the Must Have's programs,
Old 09-27-2002, 12:09 AM   #2
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Hi, hope you don't get flamed too hard for the question as it's asked a little more often than others...

Obviously you are going to get VERY biased answers since you looking for personal bests, but I will do my best to keep towards answering your question. Although, you really should try this:
Go over to and type in each program you want. Say you want an mp3 ripper, type in "mp3 ripper" and search. Try out some of the options there, and find your personal best. But to get you started:

Best Mp3 player in X: xmms
In console: mp3blaster

Best Video Player: By far, mplayer

Best chat program: Gaim

Must haves: Depends on what you wanna do with your PC.

Graphics, always go to Gimp.

Word processing, I have lately preferred Abiword.

Boot Manager: Lilo

System information: Gkrellm

Windows Manager: Flux

Mail client: Good ol Kmail from KDE (although I have been wanting to give sylpheed a try)

Browser: Galeon

Useless CPU clock cycle dedication: Seti

Memory Recovery agent, not really necessary, but you could see if you have mem problems with memtest86 (I believe is the name).

FTP server: Proftp

FTP Client : gftp or simply pure CLI ftp

Sounds about good for now



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