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drseergio
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PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2006 6:58 pm    Post subject: The apps you use on your linux desktop Reply with quote

I used gentoo as server OS and never used as a dekstop replacement but now things are changing as I bought a laptop and decided to migrate from winxp to linux completely. I have a really lame question... Which programs do you usually use? For example, "E-mail client - Evolution, Browser - Firefox" and so on... I would really appreciate your replies because I want to get some basic software up for common work and tasks...

It would be better to structurize answer as a list.

Currently I decided to use:
KDE
Evolution
Openoffice
XMMS2

P.S. if there are any related links please post them...
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PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2006 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

e-mail - clintside - thunderbird
- serverside - pine

browser - firefox, links
wordprocessor - openoffice, emacs
texteditor - nano
misc. - wmmemmon, wmpower, wmtop, wmnd, wmpinboard, wmcalc, wmbiff
p2p - amule


there are zillions of nice little dockapps for just about everything. Theres a site dockapps.org or something to that effect that has a lot, most of which are in portage. I prefer having dock apps running than actual programs as the work really well with fluxbox's slit. They persist between workspaces, acting almost like a heads up display for you computers vitals.
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PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2006 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

These are some of the well-known apps I use nearly everyday:

Fluxbox
Firefox & Opera
Audacious (I tried XMMS2 some time ago, but there weren't any good GUIs around)
Sylpheed-Claws - e-mail & newsreader
GAIM
MLDonkey & Azureus - P2P
Xine - movie player
OpenOffice
Gkrellm2 - system monitor
Xchat - irc client
K3B & Nero Burning Rom
Xpdf - slim pdf viewer
GVIM

and these some of the not-so-well-known apps:

yeahconsole - great quake-style console app (not in portage yet)
devilspie - "A window-matching utility"
pornview - great image viewing program, not only for pr0n :lol:
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PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2006 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

* xfce4-4.4 beta - isn't loaded with tons of apps
* firefox - just works
* opera - works when ff doesn't
* thunderbird
* xmms
* beagle - nice desktop search
* aterm
* irssi - prefered irc client
* nano - never bothered with vim, but I might try it someday
* screen - can't live without it
* openoffice
* pornview - nice pic-viewer (stupid name though)
* thunar - I used to use rox, but thunar came with my xfce4 so I gave it a try
* leafpad - light gui-editor
* mplayer/xine
* gaim
* adobe reader
* cdrecord
* TrueCombat:Elite
* the gimp
* bittornado

:wink:


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PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2006 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am a KDE guy - I just like the look and feel of qt. So eventually I come to use mostly (but not exclusively) applications using qt.

desktop environment - KDE 3.5
wordprocessor - openoffice
texteditor - kate
photo/picture - gwenview
image editing - gimp2
p2p - amule
wireless networking - NetworkManager (with gentopia overlay)
instant messaging - kopete
irc client - konversation
email client - kmail
browser - firefox 1.5 (you should check out the hugh amount of wonderful extensions, e.g.: flashgot, tab catalog, adblock plus, googlepreview, chatzilla, fireftp, mediaplayerconnectivity, videodownloader)
media player - kplayer
music player - amarok
reference manager - jabref
cd/dvd burning - k3b

superkaramba extensions: liquid weather, ubermon, skopete (sadly, a.t.m. superkaramba does not really work with Xgl, which I use quite often ("often" and not "always", because I still experience some video playback problems)
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PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2006 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DE: GNOME 2.14
Text editor: gedit
Word processor: abiword
Image editing: GIMP
p2p: Azureus
IM: GAIM
Email: Thunderbird
Browser: Firefox
Media player: Undecided
Music player: Audacious
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PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2006 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, thanks for the fast replies, this will help me for sure for the first time :).
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PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2006 8:45 pm    Post subject: Re: The apps you use on your linux desktop Reply with quote

drseergio wrote:
I want to get some basic software up for common work and tasks...

Some eye candy might help with that. :)

x11-themes/crystal
http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=13969
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PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2006 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most off kde apps :
* amarok
* krusader
* kftpgrabber
* gwenview
* kolourpaint

But also :
* openoffice
* sylpheed-claws
* liferea
* firefox
* gimp
* gftp
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PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2006 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cvs emacs

gnus for mail/news

auctex + texlive (not in portage and doesn't need to be) for writing

OpenOrifice & abiword for dealing with other people's writing

firefox

mplayer/xine/vlc for watching films (one of them usually works)
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PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2006 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gnome
firefox
thunderbird
quod libet - music player / media library
mplayer
gaim
amule
rtorrent
gnucash - accounting software
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PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2006 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This must be a dupe of some sort, and should be in OTW anyway.

As for my frequently used apps:
KDE (lot of those bells and whistles, including: konqueror, k3b, kpdf, kontact, amarok, konsole, kopete, konversation, koffice, kwrite, kate, quanta+, super-karamba, and ofcourse lots more).
Firefox (still have a need for it, but konqueror is winning terrain).
Boinc (more info)
Portage and related tools :lol:
Wine (it is getting nicer these days, and I still love Red Alert 2 too much to leave it behind :P )
And more stuff I forgot about I guess...


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PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2006 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Q-collective wrote:
This must be a dupe of some sort

I think it is.

openbox
vim
screen
rtorrent
mpd
ncmpc
irssi
scrot
firefox
thunderbird
urxvt (rxvt-unicode)
nitrogen
mirage
gaim

and more...
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PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2006 11:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I feel generic.

Gnome 2.14
Epiphany
Evolution
Abiword
Vim/Gedit
Mplayer/Realplayer
Xmms
Gaim
Gftp (don't need anymore since Gnome seems to have fixed their remote server thingy)
Xchat
Gimp
Blender
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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2006 1:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

omp wrote:
Q-collective wrote:
This must be a dupe of some sort

I think it is.


I can think of at least two threads like this, and several which are similar.
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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2006 4:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

KDE as a desktop
Mozilla Thunderbird for email (as I share a mailbox over the network and the mail client running on my windows box is also thunderbird)
Konqueror for web browsing
rTorrent as a torrent client
Openoffice.org
XMMS for music
MPlayer for video playback
Kate for writing code
nano for text editing (distribution default, i usually never change those unless it is really unpleasant to use)
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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2006 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmmmmm

Pekwm
Pacman (Archlinux's package manager.)
Thunar - from xfce-svn
aterm - most used app i have
mpc + pygmy(gui)
opera or dillo or links depends
magnum (Best txt editor out. programmed in python http://home.gna.org/magnum)
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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2006 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

openbox
screen
gnome-terminal
zsh
gnomebaker
firefox/links/lynx
thunderbird
nautilus
gnome-control-center
vim
mpd + ncmpc/gmpc
mplayer
xine-lib + totem
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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2006 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

DE - KDE
Email / PIM - kdepim-meta (kmail, kontact, etc...)
Net - Mozilla Firefox and Konqueror
chat - kopete
torrent - ktorrent
office suite - Openoffice.org (but I did use Koffice once and did like it)
burning/ripping - K3B, vobcopy, dvd:rip
music - Amarok (looooove amarok!)
editors - kate, nano
ftp - kasablanca
video - mplayer
emulation - wine
misc other utils - screen (a must!), nmap, kiso, ark

probably missing some things, but those are the core of my system.

Cheers,
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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2006 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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