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Old 03-18-2005, 01:23 AM   #1
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What to get?


I am new to linux, I finally got my wireless card to work. So what is some great software for linux?

Your top 10?
 
Old 03-18-2005, 02:09 AM   #2
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PHP
MySQL
BIND
Apache
Samba
python
KDE
Gnome
flux
firefox
bash

These are all great pieces of software.
PS: Maybe specify what type of software you were wanting to know. Desktop apps?
 
Old 03-18-2005, 04:02 AM   #3
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BASH
G++
GCC
PERL
APACHE
PHP
PHP-CONSOLE
SAMBA
XMMS
OPENOFFICE.ORG
GAIM
TEAMSPEAK
AZEREUS
 
Old 03-18-2005, 11:21 AM   #4
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I should have specified which apps I was referring to. I was looking for apps that didnt come with the cd bundle. What are desktop apps exactly?
 
Old 03-18-2005, 11:44 AM   #5
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Being I installed everything manually with Gentoo, that gives me plenty of leeway.

If you are looking for good stuff that might not come with your distro that runs native, here's a partial list.

1. Firefox
2. Firestarter
3. Openoffice
3. UT 2004
4. Neverwinter Nights
5. Bittorrrent
6. gAIM <some it does, some it doesnt>
7. winex/cedega
8. mysql <again for some it does>
9. VNC (it comes, but is too killer to not include>
10. gimp
 
Old 03-18-2005, 12:14 PM   #6
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for bittorrent is azureus a good client?
 
Old 03-18-2005, 05:25 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by guitarhero14
I was looking for apps that didnt come with the cd bundle. What are desktop apps exactly?
I'm not trying to nit-pick, but what CD. My gentoo cd comes with no apps, so that would make my list valid. If you used redhat or SusE, those comes with hundreds of apps on the cd.

Desktop apps are anything a windows user would want on their computer. I posted mostly server apps since I install Linux on the servers at work.

A better idea might be to post the application you want and we could provide the linux alternative. For instance:
ABC bit torrent for windows. Try Auzures
MSN messenger = AMSN
MS Office = Open Office

etc....

Last edited by musicman_ace; 03-18-2005 at 07:30 PM.
 
Old 03-18-2005, 05:41 PM   #8
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Old 03-19-2005, 02:32 AM   #9
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my cd bundle is Mandrake 10.1 download version.

I really should be much more specific with my questions. I was so excited that I got my internet to work. Haha, anyways if I find a need I will surely ask if there is a ilnux answer.
 
  


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