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#1 vetmarkjensen


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Posted 03 August 2004 - 13:06

It was suggested that a thread be started to help people new to Linux find apps.

I'll start the ball rolling with a couple of resources:

If anyone is looking for something specific and cannot find a solution, this would be a good place to post your question and get some answers.

#2 Tek


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Posted 07 August 2004 - 23:07

If you want Slackware packages you can get them from http://www.linuxpackages.net/

http://www.rpmfind.net/ if you want RPMs.

http://www.debian.org/distrib/packages for Debian packages.

You should be able to find pretty much any package in any format on http://www.tuxfinder.com/

#3 Tek


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Posted 08 August 2004 - 13:20

I think this post should be pinned at the top of Open Source OS Discussion, it will probably get a lot more view there.

#4 OP vetmarkjensen


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Posted 08 August 2004 - 13:42

I think that I very much agree with you. The whole "HOWTO & FAQ" section is like a dark, musty bookshelf in the far corner of the library. Good stuff is there, but no one visits... :unsure:

* moved into the light *

#5 DTR


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Posted 08 August 2004 - 18:54

Debian sources (everything you might wish):

# official debian repositories
deb http://debian.balt.net/debian/ unstable main contrib non-free
deb http://debian.balt.net/debian-non-US/ unstable/non-US main contrib non-free
deb http://debian.balt.net/debian/ ../project/experimental main contrib non-free

# mplayer and other multimedia stuff
deb ftp://ftp.nerim.net/debian-marillat/ unstable main

# bootsplash & skype
deb http://www.bootsplash.de/files/debian/ unstable main

# unofficial debian repository
deb http://mentors.debian.net/debian/ unstable main contrib non-free

# amarok
deb http://www.kalyxo.org/debian/ unstable main

# deb http://freevo.sourceforge.net/debian/ unstable main

# nvu
deb http://www.linuxbh.org/naarea/ pacotes/

# knemo
deb http://www.mpe.mpg.de/~ach/debian/sid/ ./

#6 DrunkenMaster


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Posted 08 August 2004 - 19:00

Best link of all, IMO: http://linuxshop.ru/...in-lin-soft-en/

Its a huge compile list of common apps in Windows and their equivalent in Linux.

#7 vetFred Derf

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Posted 12 August 2004 - 00:25

More unoffical Debian resources:


#8 JadeWolf324


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Posted 14 August 2004 - 19:25

www.freshrpms.net is a good site for redhat/fedora rpms.

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Posted 18 September 2004 - 17:29


#10 Zerosleep


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Posted 18 September 2004 - 17:36

Ok, I'm gonna try and put all these link together, along with more links. Please, everyone try to contribute to this. Anything thing that you use. May it be software, a distro, a howto or something like a plugin for an app. This is gonna be helpful for when you (or when I format again) do a new install to nix.

There's plenty more to add, so please add what is not here. ^_^

http://distrowatch.com/ - Distro Watch. Good source for many distros.
http://damnsmalllinux.org/ - Damn Small Linux
http://www.mandrakelinux.com/en-us/ - Mandrake
http://www.slackware.com/ - Slackware

Window Managers/Desktop Enviroments:
http://www.gnome.org/ - Gnome Desktop Enviroment
http://www.kde.org/ - KDE Desktop Enviroment
http://fluxbox.sourceforge.net/ - Fluxbox
http://icculus.org/openbox/ - Openbox
http://blackboxwm.sourceforge.net/ - Blackbox
http://bbconf.sourceforge.net/ - BBConf
http://bbkeys.sourceforge.net/ - BBKeys
http://whitebox.sourceforge.net/ - Whitebox
http://xfce.org - Xfce4

http://linux.maruhn.com/directory.html - Linux Software Directory
http://www.linuxlinks.com/Software/ - Linux Links.com Software Page
http://www.rpmfind.net/linux/RPM/ - RPM Find
--Web Browsers and Email Clients:
http://www.mozilla.o...oducts/firefox/ - Firefox Web Browser
http://www.mozilla.o...cts/mozilla1.x/ - Mozilla Web Browser
http://galeon.sourceforge.net/ - Galeon Web Browser
http://www.mozilla.o...ts/thunderbird/ - Thunderbird Email Client
http://sylpheed.good-day.net/ - Sylpheed Email Client
-- FTP Clients
http://yafc.sourceforge.net/ - YAFC, The best console FTP client.
--IRC Clients and Messangers:
http://bitchx.org - Bitchx IRC(console)
http://www.epicsol.org/ - Epic IRC (console)
http://www.xchat.org/ - GUI Based IRC Client
http://irssi.org - IRSSI IRC (console)
http://site.n.ml.org/info/naim/ - An ncurses-based console AIM, ICQ, IRC, and Lily client
- -Terminals/Shells
http://aterm.sourceforge.net/ - Aterm
http://www.eterm.org/ - Eterm
--Graphics, Viewers/Editors
http://www.gimp.org - Great image editing app.
--Docks Apps and System Monitors
http://web.wt.net/~b...lm/gkrellm.html - Gkrellm System Monitor
http://www.muhri.net...llm/nav.php3... - Gkrellm Skin Mall
http://www.dockapps.org/index.php - Dockapps.org
http://www.bensincla...hp3?show=images - Dock App Warehouse
http://torsmo.sourceforge.net/ - Torsmo (kinda like samurize) ;]
--Audio/Video Apps and Skins
http://www.mplayerhq.hu - Mplayer Video Player
http://xine.sourceforge.net/ - Xine Video Player
http://xmms.org - XMMS, Mp3/Media Player
http://linux.maruhn.com/sec/amp.html - Amp. Command line mp3 player.

http://www-106.ibm.c...works/linux... - Boot Linux Faster
http://speculation.o...ck/newuser.html - "The best new user faq I've ever seen." --qoa
http://fluxbox.sourc...ocbook/en/html/ - Fluxbox Docs
http://xbox-linux.so...e.net/index.php - The Linux Xbox Project
http://reviewed.home...m/index.html.en - Aterm Guide
http://dban.sourceforge.net/ - Darik's Boot and Nuke

#11 Barney T.

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Posted 30 October 2004 - 21:30

Don't forget http://www.linuxiso.org

It is great for downloading the ISO flavor you like!


Edit: This site hasn't updated it's selection in over a year...... I now suggest http://www.distrowatch.com for your distro review and download needs.

Edited by barneyt, 13 May 2006 - 00:40.

#12 todd


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Posted 21 November 2004 - 00:08


for looking for gentoo ebuilds :p

#13 revvo


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Posted 06 January 2005 - 19:11

Linux Torrents such as distribution cds: http://linux.mybookmarkmanager.com/
Gentoo Torrents: http://torrents.gentoo.org/
Themes for window managers/desktops: http://themes.freshmeat.net/

Enlightenment: http://enlightenment...pages/main.html

#14 Paul


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Posted 17 January 2005 - 16:38

Application dock? What's a good one for Linux (Suse)?

#15 dotRoot


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Posted 19 January 2005 - 04:23

R-FX Projects
- SIM (System Integrity Monitor)
- APF (Advanced Policy Firewall)
- LSM (Linux Socket Monitor)
- BFD (Brute Force Detection)
- LES (Linux Environment Security)
- NSIV (Network Socket Inode Validation)
- PRM (Process Resource Monitor)
- SPRI (System Priority)

AMANDA (The Advanced Maryland Automatic Network Disk Archiver)
-For backups

KISS Firewall for iptables (Keep It Simple Stupid Firewall)

Exim Mail Transport Agent
-Better than qmail (and sendmail) IMO

SpamAssassin (mmm anti-spam mail server-side)

-Kill those viruses on all those windows machines that interact with your nix server
-Very well up to date definitions

Snort IDS
-command line based intrusion detection system

SGUIL (Snort GUI for Lamerz)
-GUI that provides realtime events from snort for Network Security Monitoring

-The very BEST exploit scanner for your *nix box
-Uses a server-side app. for your box
-Uses a client-side app. with GUI to control and veiw exploit reports via windows or *nix.

-Command line based download accelerator (I use it instead of wget)

-I love this FTPd
-Can be configured to be very secure
-Encrypted password, no plain texting here
-Can be configured to not allow Root login via FTP

MRTG (Multi-Router Traffic Grapher)
-Actual usage statistics. Not like 'web stats'