Special interestFavorite Linux applications
      – BorgClown, 2008-09-07 at 05:09:12   (28 comments)

On 2008-09-07 at 05:11:50, BorgClown wrote...
KeePassX: It's a password manager with reasonably strong (256 bit) encryption. It works in Linux, Windows and Windows Mobile. Maybe in other platforms too.
On 2008-09-07 at 05:13:56, BorgClown wrote...
NoteCase: Hierarchical note manager with optional encryption. Perfect for keeping many tidbits of information at hand. Works on Linux and Windows.
On 2008-09-07 at 08:16:41, Matzevolt wrote...
Konquerer - KDE standard webbrowser comix - comic book viewer rhytmbox - music player Ark - Archiving tool
On 2008-09-07 at 14:18:44, Lee J Haywood wrote...
mplayer / mencoder
On 2008-09-07 at 14:29:02, Thewrit wrote...
i like amarok.
On 2008-09-07 at 14:31:46, Lee J Haywood wrote...
I tried Amarok for about a minute, failed to open a simple MP3 and gave up. Having said that, I already wrote my own music system so wouldn't use a bloated graphical thingy anyway.
On 2008-09-07 at 14:36:29, Thewrit wrote...
lol, amarok failed in play mp3? funy, one reason to me use kde was amarok. couldnt be one very old version?
On 2008-09-07 at 14:43:24, Lee J Haywood wrote...
Oh, it's not that it failed to play one but rather that I couldn't figure out how to play one. I didn't want to load an entire playlist or anything like that, yet the user interface is so horrendous that I gave up before figuring out how to do anything with it.
On 2008-09-07 at 14:55:48, Thewrit wrote...
hahaha wish i could write programs when i found something wrong or ugly. do you use just linux or use windows too?
On 2008-09-07 at 15:13:39, Lee J Haywood wrote...
At work we're force to use MS Windows, at home I exclusively use Linux. I always write stuff myself, even web servers, so as to learn the basics and have a chance of doing something with other people's software. Probably the best thing I wrote was my PVR software - it automatically fetches the TV listings and records things, and at the worst all I have to do is click a link to record the named programme - don't have to look at the channel or time, etc. It's small and efficient (no database) and if I don't like it, I can change it.
On 2008-09-07 at 16:52:38, Matzevolt wrote...
I forgot PIDGIN, for me the best messenger tool out there. Blender is great aaand... gplanarity is addicting but a game, so I don't know if it counts.
On 2008-09-07 at 16:54:40, Lee J Haywood wrote...
I don't know if Firefox 3 counts, but it's the application I use the most (other than xterm).
On 2008-09-07 at 16:54:59, Lee J Haywood wrote...
Oh, and vim - can't forget vim.
On 2008-09-07 at 16:58:26, Lee J Haywood wrote...
@Matzevolt: I use http://radiusIM.com - no install required, just a web browser.
On 2008-09-07 at 17:42:34, Thewrit wrote...
no one single mention to wine.
On 2008-09-07 at 19:00:05, Lee J Haywood wrote...
Wine is improving all the time, but it's still not able to run everything reliably all the time - perhaps it never will be. Perhaps the best use is running MS IE6 under Linux to help with testing.
On 2008-09-08 at 04:39:11, BorgClown wrote...
Midnight Commander: A terminal (text only) file manager. If you ever used Norton Commander, you'll recognize the two-panel layout. Besides file managing, it allows package installation, compressing/umcompressing, file viewers, text editor, FTP/HTTP links and custom scripts. It's always the first utility I install on a fresh system.
On 2008-09-08 at 04:39:37, BorgClown wrote...
*uncompressing
On 2008-09-08 at 07:11:44, Lee J Haywood wrote...
That's amazing, I thought I was the only one that used Midnight Commander. (-:
On 2008-09-08 at 07:38:10, Sardia wrote...
i love mplayer and mencoder, just makes everything so much easier. a simple script will convert just about any input video into any output format. i also like the gimp, it's no photoshop, but it's still pretty powerful, and it's free and cross-platform. also kgraphspace shows disc space usage visualized on a pie chart. you can choose the folders and/or subfolders you want to display from a tree view.
On 2008-09-08 at 16:22:13, Wonkobox wrote...
i love session manager the best. it makes my life ever so easier. also im stoked about intrepid ibex next month.
On 2008-09-08 at 19:58:49, BorgClown wrote...
@Lee J Haywood: I'm ashamed to admit that I use it also as my main console editor. Vi or emacs are strangers to me.
On 2008-09-08 at 20:53:07, Nevermore wrote...
I like your new avatar, Lee.
On 2008-09-08 at 20:55:03, Lee J Haywood wrote...
Aw, thanks. I was at my cousin's wedding and took over 300 pictures... although the only pictures of me I took with my 'phone, and they look overexposed - the thumbnail isn't so bad, luckily. I really like your picture too - long, dark hair is always attractive. (-:
On 2008-09-08 at 20:55:56, BorgClown wrote...
Looking good, like a vegetarian Tom Hanks.
On 2008-09-08 at 20:57:33, Lee J Haywood wrote...
You can tell vegetarians by looking at them?
On 2008-09-08 at 21:02:53, BorgClown wrote...
Sure. They look paler and underweight. Runners have that same look, but they're less pale, and more sturdy.
On 2008-09-08 at 21:03:40, BorgClown wrote...
That's gotta be a new topic