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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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post Aug 7 2004, 02:58 AM
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firefox: best web browser, period.
thunderbird: best e-mail client, period (at least for people who do not have to use "reply to list" feature)
apt-get and synaptic for Fedora: great tools for keeping your system up2date (pun intented) and finding new software (when you just browse categories and read desciriptions in synaptic)
perl-DVD-rip (well, it is actually a part of Core 2 now): free, fairly easy to use and works great

software wishlist: winamp (they have awsome internet TV and radio channels: Celtic folk, Radiohead videos;); would be great to have something similar to Adobe GoLive;

but day after day i find myself booting into Windows less and less :-)

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