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Jim
post Jun 22 2004, 01:28 PM
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One of the great things about open source is there is tons of good software out there for free, but that also makes it hard to sort through. I wanted to start a thread where people could recomend good linux software that doesn't usually come standard with distros.

I haven't really gotten outside the "stock" software, xmms, gaim, gkrellm, OpenOffice, Firefox, thunderbird, the gimp, those storts of basic stuff, but I know there is more out there. What sort of programs do you guys use and and what for?


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VBD
post Jun 27 2004, 05:59 PM
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Being a former VB programmer, I use Gambas (http://www.gambas.sf.net). Its a great Visual Basic environment (not MS VB, but their on breed of Basic). Its great, with a form designer and everything. They've done some things even Mono hasn't (great Form Designer, awesome integrated IDE way beyond MonoDevelop), but then again, they don't have a standard they need to follow.
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