View Full Version : Linux Necessities: What are yours?
7th June 2004, 07:39 AM
I just was interested in hearing what everyone feels are their must have programs for linux...im always on the lookout for something new to try.
My must have progs:
Apollon (openFT,gnutella and fasttrack/kazaa file sharing program)
Firefox and Thunderbird (internet browser and email program)
Winex (cause I need to play my games)
Superkaramba and themes (they look cool)
Rhythmbox (music is good)
I know there is more....
Lets hear yours...
7th June 2004, 08:02 AM
My must have progs:
- Firefox and Thunderbird
- Xmms - mp3 support :)
7th June 2004, 08:26 AM
okay, i really need:
ardour - nothing goes w/o multitrack-sequenzer!
jack - nice audio routing
opera - well, internet of course!
xmms - i love music!
rox - fast and efficient local browsing
openoffice - who doesn't need office?
just a short look at my most used apps ...
7th June 2004, 08:48 AM
Interesting choices. I'm sure y'all will find mine a bit odd...
xterm/aterm (I like 'em small and light)
GKRelllm (got 3 running on desktop #1)
Wine/Crossover (*sigh* - wish I didn't)
7th June 2004, 08:59 AM
I at first used gkrellm but i didnt like the look now i use a superkaramba theme called cynapsus...you can get cool themes from kde-look.org and it shows all the system info and also if you want a nice weather theme there is liquid weather which is also a superkaramba theme...works great...
7th June 2004, 02:52 PM
Xmms - with MP3
7th June 2004, 05:52 PM
Blender 3D (fast in Linux than Windows)
Xine or Mplayer
Torcs (I just create my own robot)
UQM (open source Star Control 2 game based from 3DO version))
7th June 2004, 06:22 PM
Here's my list:
GNOME - Love it.
Epiphany - Simple and wonderful
Rhythmbox - Music is nice
Gaim - For contacting msn-messenger and icq/aim users.
Evolution - To keep my emails, contacs and tasks tidy.
xChat - To help you in #fedora, and get help myself.
7th June 2004, 09:27 PM
The Gimp II
Mozilla Suite (Calendar icluded)
tsclient and rdesktop (for remotely connecting to Windows boxes)
Almost forgot: the Gnome Weather Report applet. Never leave home without checking it! :)
7th June 2004, 10:15 PM
Gnome 2.6 (I still can't get over spatial nautilus. ;))
7th June 2004, 10:55 PM
My MUST list:
gkrellm (with sensor support working)
apt for Fedora (it just works better and faster than yum or up2date)
My MOSTLY list:
7th June 2004, 11:04 PM
I never really got on with xfce
8th June 2004, 04:16 AM
Only tried xfce about a month ago but I love it. It's like fvwm2 remade. Fast light simple and complete.
So here we go:
evolution (and playing with sylpheed)
22nd June 2004, 07:20 AM
use these most every day...sailor
22nd June 2004, 07:54 AM
Here is a list of what's running at the moment per desktop
1 : gnome-terminal with 32 tabs, gkrellm, DataArchitect, gnome-stickynotes
2 : epiphany for works with 10 tabs, anjuta
3 : rhythmbox, gaim with some conversation
4 : evolution and tsclient for Lotus Note on Windows
5 : liferea with many RSS! and epiphany for news and forums surf, xchat and pan
6 : OpenOffice Writer and Calc
On all desktop : gdesklets-GoodWeather and starterbar
Ah, and I forget, GNOME!
So, I guess it's my must have list!
22nd June 2004, 08:13 AM
1 : gnome-terminal with 32 tabsSurely 31 tabs would have sufficed? :p
22nd June 2004, 10:44 AM
No it take all the 32! ;)
Seriously, people always look at me and say "Hey, what do you do with all this crap". But Ii guess I know where I place my stuff because I never hit the wrong tab to do something (same in epiphany).
And it's mostly for my job. I need to do many things on many server. And I'm just a lazy ass, I leave everything open just in case I need to reenter!
22nd June 2004, 10:49 AM
Your mad! I wouldn't be able to cope.
19th September 2004, 10:05 AM
Fluxbox (it PWNS KDE)
Gnome (sometimes things are just easier to find in Gnome.)
Xmms-mp3 and aac (because of my Ipod..please someone point me to a better aac/mp3 player.)
xfce4 (use it every once in a while.)
Nautilis (How do you turn off spatial mode?)
19th September 2004, 11:09 AM
xmms, zinf, ogle
19th September 2004, 01:34 PM
ekg - this is egzotic ;)
19th September 2004, 01:35 PM
oh and I think I must have the linux kernel program :>
17th October 2004, 12:28 AM
gimp 2.0 with gap and butloads of plugins
balsa (the greatest little email client, I like thunderbird too :) )
xmms (with mp3 anp nintendo music plugins)
vlc client (sp?)
beep media player
There are probably more, but the list is long enough, I am very music and media oriented, which is the reason I switched to linux, even after working my butt off for two summers to make enough money to buy win xp pro (I am 13), but then all the good media programs cost butloads i.e. photoshop, flash
17th October 2004, 12:48 AM
eclipse and gcc :p, apache, jakarta, php, mysql, perl, sshd :p
17th October 2004, 01:18 AM
Here's what I use regularly:
gnome, mozilla, openoffice, evolution, kooka, konsole (never used 32 tabs, about 15 is my record), dvdauthor, k3b, kino, ethereal, xnest (looks like I'm the only one that uses that), rdesktop, totem, java, flash, gnome-cd-player, rythmbox, synaptic, gnumeric, dia.
17th October 2004, 01:41 AM
netmon (http://www.demonseed.net/~jp/code/netmon_applet/) (won't use gnome without it)
krdc (terminal client)
17th October 2004, 05:45 PM
except for the kernel? :D here's my list:
some sql db
some mp3 player
some icq client (i wish there was a linux version of miranda)
mutt/evolution (2.0+ because of groupwise)
17th October 2004, 08:19 PM
Well these are more like the things I *constantly use* on Linux, I'm sure there's more I require from Linux:
Python 2.3 (plus wxPython 2.5)
17th October 2004, 11:54 PM
I use these all the time:
Midnight Commander file manager/editor
iRate music player (http://irate.sourceforge.net)
OpenOffice.org (especially Writer)
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