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neo529
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2002 9:03 am    Post subject: Best Apps Reply with quote

Ok since this is my first time on a linux box and I'm not too familiar with all the apps I want to know what are the best apps for the following:
1) Cd burning (file and music)
2) Peer-2-Peer Media Downloads (Kazaa clone or something like that)
3) MP3 player
4) Movie player (avi and mpeg)
5) Word Processing
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2002 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

1. don't know don't have a burner
2. gtk-gnutella
3. xmms
4. mplayer
5. open office if you want a big Word processor
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2002 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

1) k3b
2) Stop pirating stuff..
3) noatun / xmms
4) mplayer
5) OpenOffice is the most M$ Office-like, but I like KOffice more.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2002 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1. xcdroast
2.
3. xmms
4. xine/mplayer
5. Openoffice
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2002 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1. Arson is great for music cds. I use gcombust for everything else, maybe not the best app but I'm used to it.
2. dc_gui (for some reason it's called dc-gui in portage)
3. xmms
4. mplayer
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2002 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1) gcombust, cdrdao's own gtk-based tool for audio cds, my very own tkcdrdao front-end (perl-tk and no it ain't have an ebuild - get it at sourceforge)
2) dc_gui for me too (if you have to go passive - that is probably if you are behind a firewall you can't modify the NAT tables - it's just pain though)
3) xmms
4) mplayer for the whole shebang of files, avifile's aviplay is less but far simpler to get the hang of it too
5) OpenOffice or Abiword depending on how much "fancy" stuff you want your wordprocessor to do.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2002 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just to let you know, the "best" app is usually the one you feel is the best for your own purposes :wink: That's the beauty of choice in Linux. I'm guessing that most of the people listing apps are listing their preference, so here's mine:

1)xcdroast
2)Haven't used p2p in a while, but I thought Limewire was pretty good (you can download the linux version in their website)
3)xmms
4)mplayer
5)Windows :lol: jk. I haven't had much luck with OpenOffice or Abiword. I found lyx ( http://www.lyx.org/ ) to be wonderful, but there's no filters to create *.doc file (ala Office).

Again, I reckon you'll have to try out different apps before you settle on one that fits your needs. You can always conduct searches for apps in http://sourceforge.net/ or http://freshmeat.net/.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2002 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1. gcombust and k3b
2. Kazaa lite with wine
3. xmms
4. mplayer
5. Koffice
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2002 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1) xcdroast
2) don't use p2p enough to comment
3) xmms (You can even use Winamp2 skins :) )
4) mplayer
5) Openoffice if you have the space or Abiword

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2002 2:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My opinions....

1. k3b
2.
3. xmms
4. xine / mplayer
5. Koffice
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2002 6:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

1. k3b
2. mldonkey available at http://www.nongnu.org/mldonkey/
3. xmms
4. mplayer
5. OpenOffice
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2002 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does k3b run only on KDE/Qt? Can it be run under fluxbox?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2002 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

butters wrote:
Does k3b run only on KDE/Qt? Can it be run under fluxbox?


Sure, that's how I run it:)

You can run almost any KDE/GTK app under fluxbox, provided you have KDE/Gnome installed and configured properly.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2002 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

my preferences:

1. cdrecord dor data, cdrdao for music
2. mldonkey and pysoulseek
3. mp3blaster and mpg321
4. mplayer without gui
5. nedit and nano (I only write little text and code)

BTW, all this apps, including mldonkey are in the portage tree.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2002 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess I'll chime in with my preferences...

1. xcdroast
2. mutella
3. xmms
4. mplayer
5. vim
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2002 1:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Best Apps Reply with quote

1) k3b (worth the kde lib install)
2)
3) xmms
4) xine
5) tetex (if you take the time to learn it)
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2002 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love xcdroast as well. But I must be overlooking something when it comes to mp3>CDR ON THE FLY.

Which program will do that? I use Fluxbox, so anything having to do with Gnome or KDE spare me. I also don't want to burn mp3s via CLI.

Thanks.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2002 12:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

1. Arson or My own Bash Scripts.
2. Without a doubt Kazaa Lite w/ Wine. I've tried MANY others and nothing comes close.
3. xmms or mp3blaster
4. mplayer
5. I dont do word processing :)
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2002 1:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Darthanubis wrote:
I love xcdroast as well. But I must be overlooking something when it comes to mp3>CDR ON THE FLY.

Which program will do that? I use Fluxbox, so anything having to do with Gnome or KDE spare me. I also don't want to burn mp3s via CLI.

Thanks.


http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=9464&highlight=music2cd
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2002 4:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

1) cdbakeoven
2) giFT/giFTcurs
3) ogg123/mpg123
4) xine/mplayer
5) ??
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2002 7:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

1) arson/xcdroast
2) ncftp
3) xmms
4) xine!
5) vim

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2002 10:45 am    Post subject: Here's a few Reply with quote

1) arson
2) lime
3) rhythmbox
4) totem
5) abiword
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2002 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

1) k3b
2) dc_gui
3) xmms
4) mplayer
5) kword/oo

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2002 2:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i use fluxbox most of the time:

1. k3b and cdbakeoven (both great kde-based apps)
2. kazaa lite with wine (for kazaa)
qtella for gnutella
dc-gui for DirectConnect
mlDonkey for eDonkey2k (until emule gets ported ;) )
giFt/giFTcurs (openFT)
3. xmms (usually what I use)
noatun (getting better)
4. mplayer (best, by far)
xine (I like it's interface better than (g)mplayers)..
5. for word processing I use either OpenOffice or KWord
for text editing I use either kate or vim.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 25, 2002 4:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

1. xcdroast
2. thinking of joining eMusic
3. xmms, prefer the away it handles playlists
4. mplayer for fullscreen realvideo, ogle-gui for dvds, realplayer for most realvideo
5. openoffice even though it is slow loading and doesn't multitask well, Emacs for text
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