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PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2003 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And in the blue corner... from the Lin-ux gym... promoted by Gnome, trained by the GNU... introducing the-uh heavyweight champion of the open source software world.....


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2003 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't think these have been said yet...

xzip
A Z-code interpreter, so you can play Zork (and all the other Infocom classics) in your spare time.

frotz
See above, but this one is console instead of X.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2003 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm kind of partial to "init" and "login" personally...

...but maybe I'm just strange...
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2003 1:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mozilla - web and mail.
X-Chat-2
XMMS
Gnome
Gaim-cvs
Openoffice
Grip
Totem
Unreal Tournament
Vim (for everything outside of essays)
Gnome-terminal
Drivel

I use all of these, almost everytime I login.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2003 3:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

this would be a better thread if people didn't all answer with basically the same thing. What about some killler apps that the rest of us might not know about? There's gotta be some really cool programs out there that most people dont know about.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2003 3:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I lovvee gaim

In my second run with linux (I'm on my third now, probably for good now that I finally got my printer to work on the network :) ) I paid for crossover plugin specifically to use trillian because I hated all the other IM clients. The official AIM linux client started displaying in Japanese even! Just installed gaim .6 and its beautiful. I'd say I like it much more than the actual AIM client.

Other than that.. mozilla, xmms, mplayer, and k3b probably get the most usage out of me.

Oh, and PAN!

Pan is by far the best newsreader I've used for binaries groups. If anybody knows of a better one, I doubt it, but I'd love to hear about it if such a thing exists!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2003 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thgink IceWM is just awesome.
I like the gentoo file manager, kinda reminds me of windows 3.1, but in a good way.
ltris is a fun game, and of course openmosix and distcc are wonderful.
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PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2003 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OdinsDream wrote:
One of my favorite programs when I had Windows was something called StrokeIt. It would respond to mouse gestures, and generate keystrokes based on the gesture. If you've ever played Black and White, it works similar to that. You held the right button, drew the shape, and the action was performed.

This was absolutely great for web-browsing, cause I'd link the Back and Forward keystrokes to the left and right motions. It simplified things a great deal. Does anyone know of a similar program for Linux?


I used strokeit as well. There is a KDE application named 'kgesture' which should do the same, but by far isn't as advanced as strokeit yet. Haven't tried it myself yet though...
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2003 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fluxbox/gnome-devel
gaim
vim
xmms
mutt
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2003 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

KDE - wm
Mozilla - browser
Gaim - im
xchat - irc
Gimp - Photoshop-ish
Vim - text editor
Eclipse - Java
xmms - music

I'm still a newbie, any one have suggestions for more apps?

I saw gvim listed several times: what's the difference between that and vim?

winex lets you open MS files? Someone please let me know what it does.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2003 1:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

gvim is the gtk+ version of vim.

it's pretty cool with gtk+2, pango and everything. :D
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2003 3:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frozen Bubbles!!



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2003 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Oh, and PAN!

Pan is by far the best newsreader I've used for binaries groups. If anybody knows of a better one, I doubt it, but I'd love to hear about it if such a thing exists!


I've tried Pan after reading your comment...

I must admit this is a quite nice newsreader (I was using KNode, which is *really* lacking in features...) but for binaries groups with Pan I could not find a way to read/download from many groups at the same time...

Is it possible?

(Right now for binaries I'm using wine xnews.exe)[/quote]
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2003 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wm: the allmighty fluxbox
term: aterm
browser: konqueror
filemgr: mc (and konqueror once in a while)
editor: vim
multimedia: mplayer, xmms
irc: xchat
mail: kmail
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2003 12:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Recently merged kpovmodeler and have been very impressed at the interface into povray... its almost to the stage of being a 3d cad like program...
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2003 2:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Giving my cent on this thread :

WM : Fluxbox ( yeah light fast simple usefull and nice looking :) )
Browser : Opera ( fast one, and i love the windows system of it and bookmarks )
Media : XMMS and Mplayer ( you can read almost everything with those )
Email : Sylpheed
IRC : XChat / Lostirc
Game : UT ;)
Linux : Gentoo :)
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2003 3:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

distcc (:D)
opera
and all the usual
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2003 7:37 pm    Post subject: Your applications of choice? Reply with quote

Hi everybody,

I have been using Gentoo for a few weeks now and I am still in the proces of installing all the apps I need for my daily work and pleasure. Since there are so many good applications and I have so little time to try them all out, I'd like to know from you which applications do you use for these tasks. Perhaps you could give me the name of the packet to emerge if it's in the portage tree and a reason why it's better than other apps. I am using the latest KDE, but I have the Gnome libs installed.

OK. Here it goes:


    playing wav, mp3, vorbis and the like. Comparable to XMMS but not limited to.

    editing sounds, something like a soundstudio software with mixing capability

    playing all kinds of movies, DVDs, divx, mpeg2/4, avi, VCD, SVCD etc.

    editing movies and single frames, something like Main Actor

    editing images, something like GIMP, other alternatives

    viewing images, something like acdsee

    3D modeling, something like blender with the capability to import 3D Studio meshes

    2D CAD, something like qcad

    Burning CDs, VCDs and SVCDs, something like Nero

    P2P filesharing gui clients for gift, mldonkey

    anything else you can recommend for the desktop and which is essential ;-)


Thanks in advance,
Tobias
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2003 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Editing sounds: Ardour. It's currently masked and in beta, but it's very promising, and very useful even now.

Movies: I'd recommend either xine or mplayer, both are very good

Viewing images: I use gqView, which is a quite nice gtk application

Burning CDs: I use gCombust. I don't really remember what Nero looks like, but gcombust is very nice, a sort of "Every possible option in easy reach" application.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2003 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

music -> xmms, juk
movies -> xmms, mplayer
images -> kuickshow
burn cd -> k3b
movies editing -> cinelerra, kino, cinepaint (for frame-to frame)
images editing -> gimp
vector images editing (2D cad?) -> sodipodi, sketch
3d modeling -> blender (check for import/export plugins ...blender supports quite a lot of those!)
p2p -> xmule, bittorrent
mail -> kmail, pine, mail
i.m. -> kopete, (gaim is also nice)
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2003 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The table of equivalents / replacements / analogs of Windows software in Linux.

i think this link could be very userful when you come from a full win configuration :)

hope this help.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2003 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mplayer for movies (divx,vcd,svcd, so on)
gimp for graphics
no idea what for 3d modeling
k3b for burning vcd/svcds Nero type
vcdgear for burning vcd/svcd in commandline
editing movies, cinelerra
i use nautilus file manager to see my pictures
editing sounds, try audacity

These should cover most of your needs hopefully :)
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2003 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

movies (DivX, VCD, DVD): xine or mplayer (aaxine rocks ;-) )
mp3: noatun
shoutcast/livestream: xmms, realplayer, mplayer (the latter one can handle wma streams really well)
cd burning: k3b (the holy grail of cd rec. apps under Linux)
image viewing: kuickshow
p2p: xmule is quite nice
gaming: Enemy Territoy (really essential)
I played a while with superkaramba, but I think it's more disturbing than helpful.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2003 12:54 pm    Post subject: Thanks for all the answers yet :-) Reply with quote

Hi folks,

thanks for all the answers so far. When I'm back on broadband I'll do some emerging :-)

mondauge wrote:

gaming: Enemy Territoy (really essential)


I had emerged that a week ago. It "installed" without errors, but when I started it under KDE, the screen turned black and that's it. Nothing happened. Other SDL games work fine, like America's Army for example. What can be the cause of that problem?

I have a clean installation of X, KDE and the NVidia kernel module. Alsa works fine too.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2003 1:41 pm    Post subject: Re: Thanks for all the answers yet :-) Reply with quote

TobiWan wrote:

I had emerged that a week ago. It "installed" without errors, but when I started it under KDE, the screen turned black and that's it. Nothing happened. Other SDL games work fine, like America's Army for example. What can be the cause of that problem?


I guess I already found the cause. It seems to be the KDE sound daemon which prevented sound initialisation of game sound. I have to wait though to test that theory since I unemerged ee and I am on smallband until next week :(

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