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Old 03-01-2005, 03:18 PM   #1
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Whats the best program for...?


I'm new to linux, so I don't know of many linux programs. Here's what I got so far:

bittorrent client - azureus
office - openoffice
aim - gaim
photoshop - gimp

Thats about it so far. I'm looking for a music player, xmms is ok, but looking for other peoples opinion. Looking for an all around media player, a dvd player, email client, umm... thats all thats coming to mind right now. If anyone else can suggest some must have apps, please do Thanks guys.
 
Old 03-01-2005, 03:20 PM   #2
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I use evolution for email; xine for dvds; and firefox for internet. Ok, you didn't ask about internet, but I thought I'd throw that in there.
 
Old 03-01-2005, 03:29 PM   #3
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oh, yeah I use firefox too, forgot to mention that, but thanks for the suggestions I'll try them out.

edit: Any good websites for linux news, or linux related things as well?

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Old 03-01-2005, 03:46 PM   #4
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Must haves:

DVD Ripper/Encoder: dvd::rip
Burner: K3B
CD Ripper: Grip
Video Player (grab the codec packages from MPlayer's site): Xine or MPlayer
HTML Edit: Quanta
Word Processor (if you must): Abiword
Text Edit: Gvim or just vim
Terminal: Aterm
Lightweight File Manager: Rox-filer
Security: Nmap, Nessus

I also really like the LaTeX plugin for vim.

Nintendo Emulators (sorry, I'm a fanboy):
VisualBoyAdvanced (GBA)--very cool.
Zsnes (SNES)--fantastic emulator.
Mupen64 (N64)--not perfect but it is still being developed and already does pretty well.
Tuxnes (NES)--classic, total classic.
 
Old 03-01-2005, 05:25 PM   #5
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Where the heck do I find Evolution for download? The only thing I've found is at Evolution's webpage but that's a trial version. I use Slackware 10.1.

Thanks!
 
Old 03-01-2005, 05:52 PM   #6
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If you can not get Evolution, another e-mail client is Mozilla Thunderbird.

DVD Player - Video Lan Client, mplayer, Xine, Ogle
Video Player - Video Lan Client, mplayer, Xine
Audio Player - Video Lan Client, mplayer, Xine, Xmms

There are many more at http://linuxshop.ru/linuxbegin/win-l...en/table.shtml
 
Old 03-01-2005, 06:12 PM   #7
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Great list thanks, and yeah, I'm interested about evolution too, but dunno where to get it.
 
Old 03-01-2005, 07:04 PM   #8
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Yeah actually I'm using Mozilla Thunderbird right now. But I've yet to see an email client for Linux as nice as Evolution.
 
Old 03-01-2005, 08:42 PM   #9
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I use evolution myself. It's "ximian evolution", now owned by Novel (who also owns Suse). What distribution do you use?

There should be a full version available, as it's GPLed. (I'm aware it can be charged for, but I have it under GPL)
 
Old 03-01-2005, 10:54 PM   #10
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I'm using slackware 10.1, I can't find it anywhere. Could I get a link as to where to dl it?
 
Old 03-01-2005, 11:15 PM   #11
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This link is for Slackware 10, but it might be close enough. I haven't upgraded to 10.1--are the changes that drastic?


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