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Old 01-20-2005, 11:50 PM   #16
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fluxbox, emacs, gcc, gimp, amsn, cdrecord, cdrdao, mplayer,mencoder,Java,firefox... what else....
Old 01-21-2005, 02:18 AM   #17
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I could list countless applications and utils such as apache, postfix, qpopper, pro-ftpd, spamassassin, procmail, ccze . . . but it all comes down to screen. It rocks my world - especially when administering my remote servers or machines elsewhere in my apartment that are without monitors and keyboards.
Old 01-21-2005, 02:33 AM   #18
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KDE (Konqueror, KMail, Konsole [ssh, rdesktop hehe] ) then gaim. I would use firefox but konqueror runs better on my compaq.
Old 01-21-2005, 02:36 AM   #19
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I myself get more and more impressed with MPlayer the more I use it. With the right codecs installed I have yet to find a movie-file i cannot play. I also depend heavily on k3b and xmms.
Old 01-21-2005, 02:49 AM   #20
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You can't go wrong with X.Org!

But Konsole all the way!
Old 01-21-2005, 03:02 AM   #21
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K3b for burning, mplayer for viewing films, grip for ripping CDs {one of the best rippers out there imho}, gnomad2 for easy access to my creative zen. DVDbackup for backing up dvd's to the hard drive. Kopete for all my messenging needs There are countless others but these are the main ones.
Old 01-21-2005, 05:24 AM   #22
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It's hard to choose... mplayer, amarok, mrxvt, screen, portage, w3m, gimp, fluxbox, fvwm, e17... (as you can see, neither can i choose only one desktop)

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Old 01-21-2005, 05:47 AM   #23
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Gnome Desktop
Zend Studio
Old 01-21-2005, 07:00 AM   #24
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Perl, Firefox, MAF extension for Firefox, aKregator, fetchyahoo, MHonArc, ThunderBird, Konsole, perltidy, Kate, Vim, TuxCards, wget,

various other KDE (file manager, sometimes Konqueror for ftp) and sometimes the Suse 9.2 ftp command (ncftp?) etc.


(logon to a tty or terminal) trying to learn screen


(back to X Win)

that's the ones that I can remember at this time.
Old 01-21-2005, 07:57 AM   #25
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In no particular order: BincImap, Matchbox, bash, php, ssh, X, LIRC.
Old 01-21-2005, 08:34 AM   #26
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mozilla for both the web browser & email client
the gimp for editing photos & graphics
gqview for quick browsing thru lots of photos
xsane for my flatbed scanner
gphoto2 for my digital camera
mplayer for video
xmms for audio
Old 01-21-2005, 09:24 AM   #27
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I think most of the stuff I use has already been mentioned, apart from the Unison file synchroniser - keeps my laptop and desktop home dirs synced all the time.
Old 01-21-2005, 04:16 PM   #28
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Gentoo (the file manager)
Old 01-21-2005, 07:10 PM   #29
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For me it will be:

- fluxbox
- xmms
- opera
- irssi
- pyslsk
Old 01-21-2005, 07:56 PM   #30
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i forgot to mention K3B, it is a must have CD-R burning software, very nice and quite polished...

KDE for when i want a full featured desktop and for family members, friends & guests, but mostly i use XFCE or Blackbox for just general purpose computing/surfing...


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