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Old 07-19-2006, 06:46 PM   #1
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Can anybody suggest a set of apps with which to start

I am trying to get Linux (Gentoo) running on a Compaq Presario R3000Z - AMD64 - Laptop.

I have been slowly working my way through issues but can begin to see the light.

I am planning to run Gnome but beyond that was wondering what the consensus is for a useful set of apps for home/family/development purposes.

Looking forward to your suggestions.
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Editor - gedit
Web browser - Firefox
E-mail client - Thunderbird
FTP/SFTP client - gFTP
Office suite -

What else do you need?
Old 07-20-2006, 02:52 AM   #3
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If you're coming from the Windows world, you could also try:
Firewall: Firestarter
Anti-Virus: F-Prot

just to put yourself at ease even though you will not be needing these. I know when I switched to Linux from Windows, I was just feeling uneasy about not having any firewall or anti virus installed, even though they are not needed.
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mplayer - media player
vmware - incase you need to run something that belongs to another os.
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qemu - virtual machine software
blender - 3d graphics/animations
gimp - graphics/logos/imaging
dia - diagramming
Old 07-20-2006, 06:32 PM   #6
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Here's a table of comparison between linux and windows apps
Old 07-21-2006, 04:30 PM   #7
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Thanks, all. I appreciate your time and suggestions.

Thanks, all. I appreciate your time and suggestions.


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