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Old 01-19-2006, 10:22 AM   #1
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hii...this is my first post here on this forum. I hav recently installed linux on my machine..Fedora 4. I havnt played much with linux. Just kinda familiar with some of the commands.

I wanted to ask u abt some of the common softwares that i shud try to install on my machine. Just lemme know wat other good softwares shud i get on my machine.

Dumbo ques..but reality its now in the forum
Old 01-19-2006, 10:27 AM   #2
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That depends on what you want to do! In most cases the basic applications will come by default with your distribution.
Old 01-19-2006, 10:38 AM   #3
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Depends on your needs and resources but a few i use:

XFCE/FLuxbox - Window managers to handle drawing of windows etc.
Amarok - Excellent music player (requires KDE libs)
Gaim - Chat program covering most mediums (aim/ICQ MSN Yahoo)
Kopete (cause my gaim keeps losing ICQ ability) - Same as Gaim (requires KDE libs)
Azureus - Bitorrent client
Firestarter - Firewall
K3b - CD burner (requires KDE libs i think)
Gedit/joe/emacs - text editors
aterm - terminal
konqueror/gentoo - File manager

I also make a habbit of installing the NTFS kernel module to read my windows system (NTFS) partitionbut this has to be done everytime you install a new kernel

Some of the above come pre-installed (depending on your selection), some dont but they'll be something for every function

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Old 01-19-2006, 12:28 PM   #4
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Try skimming the forums on here, or just seeing what packages are available in Fedora's package manager. Decide what you want to do with your computer and go from there.
Old 01-19-2006, 01:52 PM   #5
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Another good option is to either ask for a suggestion for a specific purpose (provided it isn't already installed on your system) or asking for the name of an app that's equivalent to XXX which you used before - maybe on another OS.
Old 01-19-2006, 02:05 PM   #6
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thank you

will ask specific ques ..


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