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20th December 2009, 06:40 PM
So I just wanted to get a little feedback from GNOME users as to which apps you can't live without and which you can't live with. :D
So if you guys would list 5 apps that you just must have and 5 apps that you hate enough to remove on every install, I would appreciate it. :)
Feel free to also list 5 other items (that don't qualify as apps) that you need such as drivers, etc. ;)
Edit - Don't bother listing Nvidia or ATI drivers as those are a given.
20th December 2009, 08:28 PM
OOo (full install - all the goodies) Actually, come to think of it, maybe scratch the crippled fedora version of OOo in place of Oxygen Office.
HPLIP/Xsane (all the goodies)
And if I can have a few more ... Blender and Geany
Oh, yeah! And VLC, Xine and all the codecs/libs
20th December 2009, 10:41 PM
Presumably you mean GNU things, rather than KDE things and general stuff like OO? GNU must-haves are Gnucash, GIMP, Gedit, Evince, Evolution, Gnome-Mplayer.
Other must-haves would be OpenOffice, Opera, Fontforge, Bluefish, Wine.
I don't have anything to remove, because I always do a custom installation, but an example of a program I hate would be Konqueror.
20th December 2009, 11:09 PM
Presumably you mean GNU things...
I meant GTK+ apps for most part. Things which would go well with GNOME.
Though obviously I expect people will list apps like OO and mozilla apps, VLC like Dan listed, but definitely not looking for any KDE specific favorites like Konqueror. ;)
Then again I also expected a lot more people to have responded by now... :(
I'll put mine here, just for example
2. Mono apps
3. "Iced Tea"
4. Most of the "system-config-" crowd
5. Useless services enabled by default.
21st December 2009, 12:55 AM
Apart from the usual office/productivity things, other must haves include:
Edit: Not really GTK apps but they're used often here:
Can't stand on my system:
21st December 2009, 01:13 AM
Yes, on the system-config stuff, gedit, firefox
No on PulseAudio (screws up digital ham radio progs (gmfsk); at least make it easy to uninstall, open-office (even updates are about 200 M - puts me into FAP jail for 24 hours, so cannot install while connected to the net)...and yes, I agree with Wayne...forget Mono)
21st December 2009, 03:31 AM
Things I must have on every Linux install:
wine - so I can run e-sword
K3b (though you probably didnt want to hear that)
...oh yeah, gedit. I use gedit no matter the WM/DE
Things I tend to remove:
21st December 2009, 03:49 AM
GTK must haves:
Things I hate:
BitTorrent (the default client)
KDE (sorry... I try to use it every release, and every release I get back)
Other stuff I like and use (independently of the toolkit):
21st December 2009, 09:50 AM
GTK Must Haves:
Things I don't like:
18th January 2010, 05:11 AM
Exaile Music Player
18th January 2010, 06:43 PM
Things I like...
Things I don't like...
Not a fan of KDE but it does have some kool apps!
18th January 2010, 11:25 PM
... and 5 apps that you hate enough to remove on every install, I would appreciate it. :)
2: Network Manager
3: All *Kits
So if you guys would list 5 apps that you just must have
5th March 2010, 09:48 AM
things i need:
wine, brasero, mplayer, nautilus, jackaudio, ardour, Emacs, transmission, compiz, gimp, gconf-editor, terminal, gedit
things i hate
all games, Ekiga, Evolution, F-Spot, Mono, SElinux, tomboy, screensavers, most of the ugly themes that come with fedora!
wacom drivers, ck BFS, wineASIO, nautilus extensions, ICC, DockBarX
6th March 2010, 04:05 AM
5 things I always install: AbiWord, Gimp, liferea, xiphos, vlc (Gedit is basically 'default' right? I use that far more than I use abiword...)
1+ thing I remove or don't install: brasero, any mono apps
23rd November 2012, 08:55 PM
I know this is old...but, here you go:
Qalculate GTK. Simple, yet functional.
Wine. The second best program ever.
Koffice. Office suite jam packed with goodies.
Age of Empires III (in Wine, of course!)
And, if I may, one more:
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