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s0lus
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)

Firestarter (firewall)

Winex (cause I need to play my games)

Superkaramba and themes (they look cool)

Rhythmbox (music is good)

I know there is more....
damn memory...

Lets hear yours...

ghaefb
7th June 2004, 08:02 AM
My must have progs:

- Fluxbox
- aTerm
- Emacs
- Firefox and Thunderbird
- Xmms - mp3 support :)
- aMule
- Azureus
- gFtp
- BlueFish
- xChat
- Gimp
- GQview
- xcdroast
- oowriter
- DownloaderX
- gDesklets

and more...

shtik
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 ...

shtik

crackers
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)
Vim
XMMS
Firefox
KMail/Kontact
OOffice
GKRelllm (got 3 running on desktop #1)
Java SDK
NFS
Gimp
Wine/Crossover (*sigh* - wish I didn't)

s0lus
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...

Varkk
7th June 2004, 02:52 PM
Xmms - with MP3
Xemacs
Firefox
Evolution
OpenOffice
DCGui
Mplayer

Finalzone
7th June 2004, 05:52 PM
Mozilla
Evoultion
Firefox
OpenOffice
Quanta Plus
Gimp
Blender 3D (fast in Linux than Windows)
Xine or Mplayer
Xmms
Torcs (I just create my own robot)
UQM (open source Star Control 2 game based from 3DO version))

foolish
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.

fjleal
7th June 2004, 09:27 PM
NetBeans
Quanta
Anjuta
DBVisualizer
PostgreSQL
Java SDK
Blender3D
The Gimp II
Mozilla Suite (Calendar icluded)
OpenOffice
tsclient and rdesktop (for remotely connecting to Windows boxes)
...
Almost forgot: the Gnome Weather Report applet. Never leave home without checking it! :)

Ug
7th June 2004, 10:15 PM
I require:

Gnome 2.6 (I still can't get over spatial nautilus. ;))
Rhythm Box
OpenOffice
Evolution
Mozilla
Gaim
Straw
GIMP
Gedit
Console
Gnucash

rogerdugans
7th June 2004, 10:55 PM
My MUST list:

gkrellm (with sensor support working)
Firefox
Thunderbird
Seti@Home
MultiSetiMonitor
xcdroast
apt for Fedora (it just works better and faster than yum or up2date)

My MOSTLY list:
xmms -mp3
xine
firestarter
WineX/Point2Play
xfce4
kde
OpenOffice

Ug
7th June 2004, 11:04 PM
I never really got on with xfce

jrblevin
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:

xfce
xterm
emacs
tetex
make
octave
genpage
evolution (and playing with sylpheed)
firefox
rhythmbox
totem
bittorrent
gnucash
gnumeric

sailor
22nd June 2004, 07:20 AM
mozilla
mozilla mail
pan
bzflag
open office
gimp
quanta plus
zinf
xine
midnight commander
KDE

use these most every day...sailor

djf_jeff
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!

Ug
22nd June 2004, 08:13 AM
1 : gnome-terminal with 32 tabsSurely 31 tabs would have sufficed? :p

djf_jeff
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!

Ug
22nd June 2004, 10:49 AM
Your mad! I wouldn't be able to cope.

Shadow Skill
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.)
Firefox
Gaim
xfce4 (use it every once in a while.)
gnome-terminal
Totem
Nautilis (How do you turn off spatial mode?)

imdeemvp
19th September 2004, 11:09 AM
Gnome
Evolution
Firefox
xmms, zinf, ogle
gaim
nautilis
gnome-terminal
gkrellm
gimp
openoffice
firewall

kosmosik
19th September 2004, 01:34 PM
zsh
slrn
pine
vim
ekg - this is egzotic ;)
opera
gimp
scribus
blender
lyx
vnc
terminatorx
gnome

kosmosik
19th September 2004, 01:35 PM
oh and I think I must have the linux kernel program :>

jellywerker
17th October 2004, 12:28 AM
firefox
gimp 2.0 with gap and butloads of plugins
blender 2.34
yafray
abiword
balsa (the greatest little email client, I like thunderbird too :) )
xmms (with mp3 anp nintendo music plugins)
bluefish
quanta plus
iglooftp
soundtracker
gtk gnutella
gmplayer
vlc client (sp?)
xfce4
beep media player
audacity

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

ewdi
17th October 2004, 12:48 AM
eclipse and gcc :p, apache, jakarta, php, mysql, perl, sshd :p

taylor65
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.

superbnerd
17th October 2004, 01:41 AM
gnome
netmon (http://www.demonseed.net/~jp/code/netmon_applet/) (won't use gnome without it)
gnome-terminal
firestarter
firefox
xmms
(g)mplayer
gaim
gnome-dictionary
yum/up2date
sshd
apache
k3b
korganizer
krdc (terminal client)

pigpen
17th October 2004, 05:45 PM
except for the kernel? :D here's my list:
ssh[d]
bash
screen
vim
apache
php
some sql db
some mp3 player
some icq client (i wish there was a linux version of miranda)
links/mozilla
mutt/evolution (2.0+ because of groupwise)
rsync

logout

sej7278
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:

Gnome
gaim
xmms
VMWare
OO.org
Nedit
Firefox
Samba
Wine
Python 2.3 (plus wxPython 2.5)
Perl
PHP
sftp/ssh
VNC
Apache
CVS
screen
wget

Jman
17th October 2004, 11:54 PM
I use these all the time:

Mozilla
Gnome Terminal
Midnight Commander file manager/editor
iRate music player (http://irate.sourceforge.net)
OpenOffice.org (especially Writer)