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Old 10-22-2004, 07:17 PM   #1
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Weird and Cool Apps?


I'm curious to learn more about *original* software. You know, the kind that serves no practical purpose, but is cool to have around anyways? The kind that makes you feel l337 whenever your friends are over.

my personal favourites:
1)3ddesktop
2)gkrellm
3)root-tail
 
Old 10-22-2004, 07:41 PM   #2
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aterm with transparency
 
Old 10-22-2004, 07:42 PM   #3
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well, ok, it's extremely useful too...but i could just be using xterm or gnome-terminal
 
Old 10-22-2004, 10:21 PM   #4
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great thread Idea
I'm always looking for apps like this.
transparent aterm is my friend as well

lynx browser and irssi
anythin console based is fun
 
Old 10-22-2004, 10:42 PM   #5
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IRC is much underdeployed, and many people will already be really impressed by, say, xchat.
 
Old 10-22-2004, 10:49 PM   #6
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yea but gui's are no fun
 
Old 10-23-2004, 02:56 AM   #7
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I beleive there exists a console based tv 4 linux program. That would impress people.
 
Old 10-23-2004, 04:05 AM   #8
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What I think a cool programm is kuake.

To bad it doesn't run that good for me, but I like the idea very much and I hope KDE will feature something like that in the near future.

Greetings...
 
Old 10-23-2004, 04:31 AM   #9
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since when did gkrellm or root-tail serve no practical purpose???

Tamsco, there are loads around that use a framebuffer output, nothing particuarly impressive related to an X level viewer. maybe you are thinking of the aalib output library
 
Old 10-24-2004, 07:52 PM   #10
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By 'no practical purpose' I mean something which you really dont need. You can get all of that information without the software, though it is nice to have.

I also agree about the console based apps, litehedded. Lynx is awesome. What I'd like to see next is a console based IM client (easy to use.) Not unlike mutt.
 
  


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