Favorite Linux/BSD Applications

Discussion in 'Linux & BSD' started by X-Istence, Mar 23, 2008.

  1. X-Istence

    X-Istence * Political User

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    I am starting a new thread, as most of the other links in the old thread died out. Please post your favourite Linux/BSD applications you have found and would like to share with us!

    The old thread can still be found at http://forum.osnn.net/showthread.php?t=713
     
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  2. Dark Atheist

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    MC (midnight commander) - handy little all round tool
    lighttpd - web server
    pgsql - database
    phppgadmin - web gui to admin pgsql
    MPlayer - allround great media player
     
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  3. X-Istence

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    Some of my favourites:

    Xfce as a window manager. I don't think any other window manager has as many features but is yet still this slim. It is very small and is awesome to use on older hardware which lacks the CPU power to run Gnome or KDE.

    Mousepad is a simple notepad replacement, and does exactly that. It reads/writes text files no extra fluff what so ever. I have it installed just to be able to do simple edits and to have a space to copy and paste text when I need to store it somewhere.

    FireFox off course. Do I need to explain why?

    FileZilla for FTP transfers. I use this all the time, since I am absolutely too lazy to remember the different commands and downloading multiple files over standard command line FTP sucks

    VLC for playing media files.

    vim an improved version of vi which can do syntax highlighting. I use vi when I need to open multi-gigabyte files since it is the only text editor that is able to do so without killing itself. It is very efficient and has an awesome amount of syntax that is available to the user to help them do common items, for example searching and replacing.
     
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    Epiphany - A lightweight web browser. It's faster than Firefox 3 (haven't tested 3 yet), and if you don't need Firefox's extensions... Then you should use Epiphany :p

    GNOME Do - That's a pretty neat Quicksilver replica for GNOME. It saves a lot of time after you get used to it, so give it a try :)

    Rhythmbox - An iTunes-like music player with some nice filtering options.

    Pidgin - I don't think anyone will need this description, but here is it anyway: Pidgin is an all-in-one Messenger/ICQ/AIM/Jabber/etc. replacement with plug-in support.
     
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  5. seriouslycgi

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    lftp (awesome cli ftp client)
    enlightenment 17 (i know its not an app but i love e17 its just so fast and speeds up my work flow).
     
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    irssi - IRC client of the future :)
     
  7. X-Istence

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    Yeah, Irssi rules.

    My latest addition to this thread has to be ncftp which is an absolutely fantastic command line FTP program.
     
  8. fallintosanity

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    Haven't seen them mentioned yet, so I'll point out TestDisk and PhotoRec, which I just used to recover thousands of files from a friend's accidentally wiped hard drive. (It also runs in Windows, but I used it in Linux to recover a Linux drive, so I think it counts.)

    Also, does anyone have a recommendation for a good, lightweight replacement to Open Office? My laptop with Ubuntu is not very powerful, and Open Office barely runs. I'd like to find something sleeker and faster. Any thoughts?
     
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  10. jmichelsen

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    I have to say, my favorite Linux application all around is MythTV. That system is amazing. All of my media in one place and with great controls.

    Second would be VLC player. I cant believe how awesome this player is and how far and wide its format support goes. It can play ISOs without mounting for crying out loud!
     
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    pidgin for chat

    rhythmic music player
     
  12. X-Istence

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    Depending on what you need, if it is just word processing take a look at AbiWord. It is a fairly lightweight document editor which was absolutely fantastic when i last used it.
     
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    SMPlayer for media playback

    Conky for system monitoring

    Viewnior for image viewing

    Arora for a fast and light web browser