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27th April 2004, 09:50 PM
I was just wondering if anyone had any good ideas for an application review?
Is there any particular application that you love or hate? Or one which you don't think gets enough press? Or maybe one thats just a bit of fun?
Any answers to those questions, then please reply here.
27th April 2004, 09:54 PM
Hmmm I understand it should cover software included in Fedora Core (or Extras)? Maybe - Bochs - emulating PC, running DOS and Windows and Fedora under Fedora. :-)
27th April 2004, 10:02 PM
Maybe a Fedora Core 2 Test 3 review :)
I vote for firestarter, that's an easy-to-use, efficient firewall/nat software.
Why not Azureus, which is a great BitTorrent software (useful to download Fedora Core CDs/DVDs).
Or k3b the ultimate CD/DVD writing software...
Why don't you review the software you use first. I guess famous software like OOo, Mozilla *bird, etc. don't need review (since we can find a lot of reviews about them). I think you should focus on small, useful software (like the ones I mentioned above).
My two cents...
27th April 2004, 11:04 PM
firestarter (...) Azureus (...) k3b
I think you should focus on small, useful software (like the ones I mentioned above).
One thing - they aren't small. Rather fullblown-GUI-based-frontends for common (exept Azureus) Linux tools. :-)
27th April 2004, 11:08 PM
Sure. I meant that we should highlight small projects.
2nd May 2004, 01:24 PM
I agree with kosmosik that the reviews ought to stick to software with known good packages for FC. Every time I see a review that starts "compile from source" I imagine newbies spending hours trying to make it work, and just ending up with a half-broken box and the impression that Linux won't work for them.
More positively, I think that these three are top products that money can't buy -
- Bastille Linux lockdown tool is very easy and effective, and the wizard interface also doubles as an excellent UNIX security tutorial.
- Webmin and Usermin are also trivially easy to set up, and make a massive difference to the usability of a Linux server.
- Shorewall is a great product if you understand the basics of networking but don't want to mess about setting up the routing and firewalling by hand.
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