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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:

http://sourceforge.net/

and

http://freshmeat.net/

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.

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

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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 *

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Debian sources (everything you might wish):

/etc/apt/sources.list

# 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/ ./

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

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

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More unoffical Debian resources:

http://www.apt-get.org

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

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www.google.com

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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. ^_^

Distros:

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

Software/Apps

http://linux.maruhn.com/directory.html - Linux Software Directory

http://www.linuxlinks.com/Software/ - Linux Links.com Software Page

--RPMS:

http://rpm.pbone.net/index.php3

http://www.rpmfind.net/linux/RPM/ - RPM Find

--Web Browsers and Email Clients:

http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/ - Firefox Web Browser

http://www.mozilla.org/products/mozilla1.x/ - Mozilla Web Browser

http://galeon.sourceforge.net/ - Galeon Web Browser

http://www.mozilla.org/products/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/~billw/gkrellm/gkrellm.html - Gkrellm System Monitor

http://www.muhri.net/gkrellm/nav.php3... - Gkrellm Skin Mall

http://www.dockapps.org/index.php - Dockapps.org

http://www.bensinclair.com/dockapp/showsty...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.

Other/Infomation/Howto's

http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/linux... - Boot Linux Faster

http://www.linux-sec.net/

http://packetstormsecurity.org/

http://tille.soti.org/cyberfeministe/HOWTO/book1.html

http://speculation.org/garrick/newuser.html - "The best new user faq I've ever seen." --qoa

http://tille.soti.org/training/tldp/index.html

http://fluxbox.sourceforge.net/docbook/en/html/ - Fluxbox Docs

http://xbox-linux.sourceforge.net/index.php - The Linux Xbox Project

http://reviewed.homelinux.org/software/x11...m/index.html.en - Aterm Guide

http://dban.sourceforge.net/ - Darik's Boot and Nuke

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

It is great for downloading the ISO flavor you like!

Barney

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

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http://packages.gentoo.org/

for looking for gentoo ebuilds :p

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

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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)

ClamAV

-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

Nessus

-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.

Axel

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

ProFTPd

-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'

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

Engage is the best dock i've ever seen.

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And a small list of commercial Linux apps by category, as most of them are little know (be aware, quite a few on this list are _very_ expensive!):

2D Graphics/ Painting:

Pixel32 by Secundum Artem - http://pixel32.box.sk

Amazon Paint by ifx - http://www.ifx.com

Vector/ Layout:

PageStream by Grasshopper - http://www.grasshopperllc.com

VivaDesigner by Viva Software - http://software.viva.de

2D Animation:

Moho by Lost Marble - http://www.lostmarble.com

Opus by Toon Boom - http://www.toonboom.com

Plastik Animation Paper by KMA - http://www.plasticanimationpaper.dk

3D Modelling:

Softimage|XSI by Avid - http://www.softimage.com

Maya by Alias - http://www.alias.com

Realsoft3D by Realsoft - http://www.realsoft.fi

Houdini by SideFX - http://www.sidefx.com

Video Editing:

MainActor by Mainconcept - http://www.mainconcept.com

Piranha Edit by ifx - http://www.ifx.com

Video Compositing:

Piranha by ifx - http://www.ifx.com

Houdini Halo by SideFX - http://www.sidefx.com

Shake by Apple - http://www.apple.com

Nuke by D2 Software - http://www.d2software.com

Digital Fusion by Eyeon Software - http://www.eyeonline.com

CAD/ CAM/ CAE:

Pro/Engineer Wildfire by ptc - http://www.ptc.com

I'll add more as I find/ remember them... :-)

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Mandrake Repositories - The Simple Way

EasyUrpmi

Easy Urpmi

Just select your distro, your local servers for updates, etc, it guides you from start to finiish for adding repositories for mandrake. Even Anna Nicole Smith could use it..... hmmm but then there'd be Liquid Corrector all over the monitor :devil:

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I need links ofprograms for mp3's & multimedia on linux, plz

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I need links ofprograms for mp3's & multimedia on linux, plz

amarok, xmms, (g)mplayer, rhythmbox and totem are often mentioned. There are tons more!

What do you mean by links? You should be able to fire up synaptic and browse the Applications/Mutlimedia section and see (and install!) for yourself! (Y)

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irc.oftc.net <--- for all those quick and long discussions (:

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Debian sources (everything you might wish):

/etc/apt/sources.list


# 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/ ./


Man! I just added # mplayer and other multimedia stuff

deb ftp://ftp.nerim.net/debian-marillat/ unstable main to the repositories and came up with 509 updates? 229MB's!!

Alot of them have familiar names (I'm a 1 month old Ubuntu nOOb), but, holy cow!! How in the world do I know what I need? I have Ubuntu Hoary Hedgehog 5.04 (the free version they sent out free cd's for)? I did update with all the default repositories immediately after figuring out how to do that.

Edit:

I just did a double look and seen that alot of the places added to the repositiries were unstable ones. I removed those, which only left a few new ones. Reloaded list and had NO updates available. That looks better. I think!! :blush:

Edited by cork1958

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hmm, i'm needing an html editor that supports FTP...something like macromedia dreamweaver. is there such a thing or am i going to have to have 2 seperate apps to do this?

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h3xis,

there's Nvu [1] and Quanta+ [2], both have FTP integration (Quanta+ also has WebDAV, sftp and ssh/ scp, courtesy of KDEs KIO architecture). Nvu is more like Dreamweaver, while Quanta+ is more targeted at professional users (integrated PHP autocompletion and debugger, stuff like that). Quanta+ is also not exactly WYSIWYG, it has a similar feature called VPL (visual page layout), some sort of preview, updated in realtime as you code, that also allows to jump to specific parts of the code by selecting it from the preview.

[1]: http://www.nvu.com/

[2]: http://quanta.kdewebdev.org/

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