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  1. #151

    Re:Cool applications

    Also, I forgot to mention that Dillo is an awesome light weight browser. It functions awesomely.. It is as per it's advertisement.. VERY fast.. I am using it.. It's great. If you have a low-end system, this is an awesome one. http://www.dillo.org for more info. The only problem right now I have is some cookie issue that will probably change...sooner or later...

    P.S: Also, this is default browser with Damn Small Linux.

  2. #152

    Re:Cool applications

    I like to use ProZilla to download large files. You can stop & resume later from where it left off.

    ProZilla is a download accelerator for Linux which gives you a 200% to 300% improvement in your file downloading speeds.

    http://prozilla.genesys.ro/

  3. #153

    Re:Cool applications

    Seconded on Prozilla. Whenever I sustain huge download speeds (eg. 500 kilobytes / second, ie eating up all available bandwidth) like with bittorrent my cable modem craps out and won't work until you cycle the power. Prozilla lets me connect to a server and get around 4x40 = 160 kilobytes / second so I can grab an ISO in a few minutes and not have to constantly be cycling my cable modem.

    Hooray for Prozilla 8)

  4. #154

    Re:Cool applications

    Prozilla is my favorite download manager... use it all the time for big files, that is.

  5. #155

    Re:Cool applications

    [quote author=countach44 link=board=2;threadid=5187;start=150#msg83788 date=1085532862]
    Prozilla is my favorite download manager... use it all the time for big files, that is.
    [/quote]

    I tried ProZilla for downloading an iso. (sysresccd) And Firefox was downloading at 40-50 KB/S. I downloaded ProZilla and did a proz <url> thingy and it downloaded at 95 KB/S . It's great..

    Also, another good app that I liked: Poink.

    Poink is used for TCP / Pinging (which I needed to do on my machine ) and Poink worked great. It is written in C. It rocks.

    http://freshmeat.net/projects/poink/

    It is awesome...


  6. #156

    Re:Cool applications

    Found 1 New App.


    I needed voice recognition in Linux: http://perlbox.sourceforge.net

    It is entirely written in perl. Needs Tk to be installed. It's a GUI. And it works well.

  7. #157

    Re:Cool applications

    http://www.cstr.ed.ac.uk/projects/festival/

    Festival is the other way from what shebang said about speech. This makes your computer talk. There are perl bindings for it.

    I one day plan to use this in combination with a winmodem and a telephone line
    ;D

  8. #158

    Re:Cool applications

    man2web: http://man2web.sourceforge.net/

    CGI (Or just run from the command line) to generate HTML pages of man pages.

    Very nifty and nice looking and easy to setup.

  9. #159

    Re:Cool applications

    xv is not supported on some distros due to Licensing Issues.

    So a good replacement is qiv. It's fully Open Source and works well.

    qiv:
    Quick Image Viewer

    http://freshmeat.net/projects/qiv/


  10. #160

    Re:Cool applications

    VLC (initially VideoLAN Client) is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, mp3, ogg, ...) as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols. It can also be used as a server to stream in unicast or multicast in IPv4 or IPv6 on a high-bandwidth network.
    http://www.videolan.org/vlc/


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