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PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2003 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember using a small program that you could start on two computers on a LAN so that one could "connect" to a terminal session running on the other computer and share input/output. Basically, each of you could see exactly what the other person was typing and whatever output the commands produced, including, if I remember correctly, output from gui things. (Think shared browsing with mozilla...)
However, I have no idea what it was called; can't google it and am no longer sure it wasn't all just a dream. Anyone know this?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2003 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

an app that i missed so much i compiled it from source (not in portage) the second day i used gentoo workman
...there are two parts of workman:
- workman itself - a simple, small, yet nice cd-player for X
- and workbone - a simple, gui-ish, console cd-player

:) ...i use workbone so often i would go mad without :) :P
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2003 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ghetto wrote:
Has anyone mentioned UFED?
The Gentoo Linux Use Flags EDitor.

I find it pretty handy but maybe its just me.


Waaaaaah, WOOOT, Just what I was looking for . This should be a standard feature of portage man! Just great!!

Code:
 emerge ufed
gets it for you!

P.S.: I don't know what "WOOOT" is but I saw it float by several times, seemingly as an expression of utter delightment and thus decided to use it too...:)

About my fav apps:
Celestia: Hours of fun exploring the galaxies
avidemux: virtualdub for linux!
Sylpheed-claws: the only one faster than and comparable to MSOExpress (washing my mouth now :) )
Mc: the app I use most (why isn't it on the live cd?)
Gqview: Wow cool, It simply works!
PAN: Very full featured newsreader

Funny how my fav apps are non-kde whereas I am a fanatic kde user.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2003 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MuPAD - Computer Algebra System, like Mathematica, Derive, Mapple... If you need such tool for visualising and cracking math problems go for it. You can get light version for free here if you use it for your private work. Read the license and register for free to get password that removes memory limit.
http://www.mupad.de/schule+studium/download/index.shtml
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2003 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Btw I really like this topic, maybe we should post periodically what piece of software we like or how we perform some tasks efficiently.
I use: gentoo ;) blackbox, phoenix, sylpheed, licq/ickle, gkrellm, gentoo fm, xcdroast, gftp, aterm, downloader for X, blackdown jdk, gv, and occasionally some other stuff.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2003 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Extremely useful security tool that's built for ext2/3 FS's that's been there forever....

lsattr/chattr

Allows you to set and modify filesystem level permissions that can make a file unchangable even by root ( untill reset ). Very handy to have a chattr -R +i /usr/*
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2003 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've plugged it before, but for my money you can't beat haskell, a lazy functional language.

Tom
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2003 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If You have to install something from source that is not in portage, You'll find make uninstall very useful.

It will remember all files the "make install" have put in the system, and You can remove all files of a package with one click.. + lots more.

Get Your free copy from http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/Linux/utils/package/.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2003 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[A very small and can't-live-without app is MSS - Mozilla starter script - http://kingant.net/?p=mss]
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2003 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is no ebuild for Tripwire - http://www.tripwire.org.


Carlo
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2003 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

charlieg wrote:

Celestia is nice, although there are a few issues with it regarding some kinda automatic tour (if there is one I couldn't find it) and the behaviour of the object go-to (it speeds up but doesn't slow down, rather just 'stopping' at it's destination which is a little unelegant).

I think that the 'stopping' behaivor is simply CPU stutter. Well, I think so on my PIII laptop. I notice that Celestia performance under Windows is much more smooth.; although as of mid-December, the nVidia drivers claim to work from a common source base -- and I get much better Linux performance with the most-recent driver -- it's not 100% there yet. And we can't help them, as it's a closed-source driver...

charlieg wrote:

If you're going to plug X-Plane (propietry, btw), I'm sorry but I have to plug (the very open source) FlightGear which really has potential and Racer which is effectively open source but not yet in portage.


OK... X-Plane is not open-source, but it's the best flight sim I've ever used, and has an active, supportive community of follow-on developers (think Quake mods). They use the GCC toolchain to develop the thing, so a Linux version would be nice.

Racer... Holy Cow, that's a screen shot... and I was wondering, "Why did this guy put a photo of his car in his post?" :)
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2003 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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1. pornview (http://pornview.sourceforge.net), nice name icon_wink.gif and nice viewer.

Definitely one of the most overlooked packages. With pornview you can quickly jump between videos just by clicking on the thumbnail and they will instantly play without having to close the old video window (using xine). Pornviews image viewer abilities are also better then any other open source image viewer, similar to gqview but a little better.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2003 3:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just have to say I stumbled across this thread, and it's been one of the MOST informative threads I've ran across on this message board. There are so many apps I haven't ever heard of, and games especially :) thanks for all the tips!
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2003 4:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MzScheme is a great implementation of Scheme. Scheme is a dialect of Lisp, and is very nice. Its in Portage now.

wxGlade is fairly new, and its for designing wxWindows dialogs in a Glade-like interface. It doesn't share a line of code with Glade. Not in Portage. wxglade.sf.net
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2003 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you wanna organize small notes, ideas, coding ticks that you'll regret to forget etc.:

TuxCards
...but even better:
KnowIt

[or maybe gjots or Gringotts <- this one supports encryption ;)]
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2003 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Carlo wrote:
There is no ebuild for Tripwire - http://www.tripwire.org.


Don't need one, use AIDE, which is Open Source, even for commercial use.

Code:

~$ emerge -s aide
*  app-admin/aide
      Latest version available: 0.9
      Latest version installed: 0.9
      Size of downloaded files: 211 kB
      Homepage:    http://www.cs.tut.fi/~rammer/aide.html
      Description: AIDE (Advanced Intrusion Detection Environment) is a free replacement for Tripwire

http://www.cs.tut.fi/~rammer/aide.html
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2003 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NEdit - This text editor handles larger files than any other X editor I have on my system including the massive, sprawling Apache logs I often have to review. It also has Syntax highlighting for more than a dozen languages; I just added PHP.

Definitely my favorite text editor so far. It's in portage.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2003 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmmm I will try NEdit, that's for sure.
But I'd like to know if you can lead scite to it's limits concerning filesize.
I'ts in portage (I mentioned it on page 1 of this thread). It has highlighting and so on and it's pretty fast.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2003 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PySol, which is in Portage already... otherwise known as "the Mother converter" since that program alone converted my mother to Linux (it's +200 solitare games.. what more do we need?)

Hell that gamepack even got my gf hooked, and some of her classmates.. it's sicking to think of all the hours which are wasted on solitare gaming on computers really.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2003 12:02 am    Post subject: Listen up y'all Reply with quote

I have an absolute GEM 8)

MultiZilla is the way the Mozilla interface should be.

It's absolutely AWESOME. I really can't stress how handy it is and how many ANNOYING features of Mozilla's interface it solves...

eg middle click bookmarks to open them in a new tab, view source works with tabs, just check out the feature list.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2003 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Feh - An imlib2 image viewer, really fast and packed with features. http://linuxbrit.co.uk/feh/ ... its also in portage.

Colortail - its tail but supports color via vonfig files, you create regexp's to parse the log file for color. Its very powerful as you can imagine, I had a slight problem with documentation but it only took be about a day to learn how to use it and i knew nothing about regexp's :) The home page is http://www.student.hk-r.se/~pt98jan/colortail.html and its also in protage.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2003 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

* app-arch/guitar
Latest version available: 0.1.4
Latest version installed: 0.1.4
Size of downloaded files: 121 kB
Homepage: http://artemis.efes.net/disq/guitar/
Description: Extraction tool, supports the tar, tar.Z, tar.gz, tar.bz2, lha, lzh, rar, arj, zip, and slp formats.



great great great.. quick, lightweight, ..it works.

just thought id mention what im using atm:
metacity (used to use flux, but now i just put metacity in .xinitrc) 8)
rox
guitar
gkerllm2
idesk (gentoo icon set)
xcdroast
evolution(i wish sylpheed looked nicer and came with a calendar)
xchat (anyone know something better/lighter ?)
grip
phoenix-cvs (pinball theme)
gnome-terminal (lets me do tabs)
xsane
amsn
cups
glimmer
abiword
apache mod_perl mod_php mod_ssl (and im trying to write up and ebuild for mod_asp) 8)

(for security its hard to beat good old iptables, but running snort never hurt)

and when i get bored there is always pysol :D
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2003 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just 3 very good audio applications =>
http://ardour.sourceforge.net/
http://www.all-day-breakfast.com/rosegarden/
http://muse.seh.de/
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2003 2:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

xyverz wrote:
Quote:
If you like PWM (and you should), you'll love ion.


I used ION when I worked for Transmeta. (Jr. Sysadmin, in-house tech support) It worked GREAT on my dual-head display. I never did like it much for home use though. In the end, I liked having control over the size of my windows, so I ended up sticking with pwm...

ever seen Linus?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2003 3:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thomas wrote:
ever seen Linus?

Is it the name that does not have enough of attention (see the topic)?
:)
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