Hi, new here and just got over here from lurking at the LNO forums, and I just wanted to ask: What good and widely used programs are there? By that i mean programs like
BitchX (if censored: biatchX)
There are thousands of programs for Linux. Depends on what you want to do. I use LaTeX and tool (gv, xdvi, etc) for writing. I use Gnuplot for math plots. I use Mozilla to browse the web and do e-mail.
There is Gimp (a free Photoshop-like program) for graphics. There are gobs of text editors. There are several office suites.
What kinds of things do you want to do?
I agree with cga. To put it another way, "Use the right tool for the right job." (Hmm, I should come up with something more poetic.) For me, this includes operating systems.
Although, having the kernel is pretty essential to running any Linux based operating systems. For this, I highly recommend The Source(TM).
Also, playing Frozen Bubble is something I consider a must.
Thanks for the answers, maybe I should have said most common used programs, however morgath said some good programs I wasen't looking for the usual programs like gimp but just mostly the programs that is nice to have around such as gkrellm
Thanks for the answers ^_^
xmms, gkrellm (with all sorts of plugins), kuickshow, kvirc and if you have a digicam --> gphoto2
I would like to add frozen bubble too, but I couldn't get it running so far :'( ... maybe this weekend when I get home
Glad you asked this question because I was going to post something similar since I havent used Linux in months. One of the most fun things I done when I was first getting a feel for Linux was mess with all the window managers. Still to this day Im undecided on which one I prefer. It's great to be back in Linux and have choices.
Must have' for me:
KDevelop - The best IDE for me
Noatun w/ hacks - The best integrated audio and video player for KDE
Konqueror - The best Webbrowser around, also the best integrated
Kopete - Just gotta have a multi client IM, and Kopete is the best.
KSim - When GTK just doesn't cut it!
ncftp - Lovey likes his ncftp
emerge - emerge --pretend happiness
quakeworld, quake2, quake3, unreal tournament, RTCW, and XQF to find servers with. Oh, and a text editor or two (joe and Kate), a IRC client (xchat for me), a mp3 player (xmms), a mail client (kmail), and a browser (opera and/or mozilla).