Favorite Linux/BSD Applications

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  1. NetRyder

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    I had posted a link to this page before we lost the old forum database, and several members found it useful, so I'll post it again.

    This table lists some of the most popular Windows software for common tasks, and an array of "equivalent" apps for the Linux operating system.
    http://linuxshop.ru/linuxbegin/win-lin-soft-en/table.shtml

    Feel free to use this thread to ask any questions, to recommend your favorite Linux software to other NTFS members, or to give us your opinions on apps that are already listed. :)
     
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    http://www.swaret.org

    Thanks to Netryder for making me aware of this application. Keeps your Slackware packages up to date, not as nice as the ports collection in BSD but a nice step in that direction.
     
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    Ah yes, Swaret is definitely a wonderful little tool for us Slackware users. :)
    If you decide to use it, make sure you add the repositories as well, in addition to the official Slackware mirrors. That way, you can get external packages from sites like LinuxPackages.net through swaret with a single command too.
    Instructions on how to add unofficial repositories are on the SWareT site.
     
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    CheckInstall:
    CheckInstall keeps track of all files installed by a "make install" or equivalent, creates a Slackware, RPM, or Debian package with those files, and adds it to the installed packages database, allowing for easy package removal or distribution.

    Author's description:
    http://asic-linux.com.mx/~izto/checkinstall/index.php
     
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    Rhythmbox:
    If you like Winamp on Windows, XMMS would be a similar app for Linux. Rhythmbox, on the other hand, very closely resembles iTunes. There are some bugs that still need to be ironed out, but the pace of development is good. Give it a try if you want an iTunes-style jukebox.

    http://rhythmbox.org/
     
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    phlak0.2 try it

    I use SuSe 9.0Pro as my main distro, but I have been into phlak 0.2 distro
    very neat
    [​IMG]

    www.phlak.org
     
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    Be careful with these REPOS sites :) I just installed everything (because I'm nuts) and it missed massive amounts of dependencies. Easy enough to fix, but if you dont know what you're doing it might be a hassle.
     
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    You installed EVERYTHING? :eek: :p
    I actually use the repositories only when I need to get software that's not in the official Slackware tree. For all my base system updates and other important packages, I stick to Slackware-9.1 or Slackware-current from the official mirrors.

    But what you say is true. SWareT is still being developed, and it's not as mature as the Gentoo/BSD ports tree yet, but I'm sure it'll get there sooner or later. :)
     
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    actually its fun :) KDE 3.1.94 looks pretty good so far (I really only use Fluxbox as my WM). Also FB 0.9.8 looks really nice. Gaim is dockable on the taskbar. I wouldn't do this on a stable box, but this one is for testing. Downloaded about 217MB of stuff :D
     
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    Sounds like fun :D
    I might do that when I decide I need to nuke-and-reinstall.
     
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    Slackware users:
    Dropline Gnome

    http://www.dropline.net/gnome
     
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    LOL. I just noticed that.
     
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    Very nice. [​IMG]
    Looks handy. I should give this a try sometime.
     
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    I've just used it. Handly little tool. I've put this in cron.