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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:
[url="http://sourceforge.net/"]http://sourceforge.net/[/url]
and
[url="http://freshmeat.net/"]http://freshmeat.net/[/url]

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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If you want Slackware packages you can get them from [url="http://www.linuxpackages.net/"]http://www.linuxpackages.net/[/url]

[url="http://www.rpmfind.net/"]http://www.rpmfind.net/[/url] if you want RPMs.

[url="http://www.debian.org/distrib/packages"]http://www.debian.org/distrib/packages[/url] for Debian packages.

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

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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:

[i]* moved into the light *[/i]

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Debian sources (everything you might wish):

/etc/apt/sources.list
[code]# 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/ ./[/code]

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Best link of all, IMO: [url="http://linuxshop.ru/linuxbegin/win-lin-soft-en/"]http://linuxshop.ru/linuxbegin/win-lin-soft-en/[/url]

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

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More unoffical Debian resources:

[url="http://www.apt-get.org"]http://www.apt-get.org[/url]

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[url="http://www.freshrpms.net"]www.freshrpms.net[/url] 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. ^_^

[b]Distros:[/b]
[url="http://distrowatch.com/"]http://distrowatch.com/[/url] - Distro Watch. Good source for many distros.
[url="http://damnsmalllinux.org/"]http://damnsmalllinux.org/[/url] - Damn Small Linux
[url="http://www.mandrakelinux.com/en-us/"]http://www.mandrakelinux.com/en-us/[/url] - Mandrake
[url="http://www.slackware.com/"]http://www.slackware.com/[/url] - Slackware

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

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

[b]Other/Infomation/Howto's[/b]
[url="http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/linux/library/l-boot.html?ca=dgr-lnxw04BootFaster"]http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/linux... [/url] - Boot Linux Faster
[url="http://www.linux-sec.net/"]http://www.linux-sec.net/[/url]
[url="http://packetstormsecurity.org/"]http://packetstormsecurity.org/[/url]
[url="http://tille.soti.org/cyberfeministe/HOWTO/book1.html"]http://tille.soti.org/cyberfeministe/HOWTO/book1.html[/url]
[url="http://speculation.org/garrick/newuser.html"]http://speculation.org/garrick/newuser.html[/url] - "The best new user faq I've ever seen." --qoa
[url="http://tille.soti.org/training/tldp/index.html"]http://tille.soti.org/training/tldp/index.html[/url]
[url="http://fluxbox.sourceforge.net/docbook/en/html/"]http://fluxbox.sourceforge.net/docbook/en/html/[/url] - Fluxbox Docs
[url="http://xbox-linux.sourceforge.net/index.php"]http://xbox-linux.sourceforge.net/index.php[/url] - The Linux Xbox Project
[url="http://reviewed.homelinux.org/software/x11-terms/aterm/index.html.en"]http://reviewed.homelinux.org/software/x11...m/index.html.en[/url] - Aterm Guide
[url="http://dban.sourceforge.net/"]http://dban.sourceforge.net/[/url] - Darik's Boot and Nuke

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Don't forget [url="http://www.linuxiso.org"]http://www.linuxiso.org[/url]

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 [url="http://www.distrowatch.com"]http://www.distrowatch.com[/url] for your distro review and download needs. Edited by barneyt

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[url="http://packages.gentoo.org/"]http://packages.gentoo.org/[/url]

for looking for gentoo ebuilds :p

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

Enlightenment: [url="http://enlightenment.org/pages/main.html"]http://enlightenment.org/pages/main.html[/url]

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

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[url="http://www.r-fx.org/proj.php"]R-FX Projects[/url]
- 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)


[url="http://www.amanda.org/"]AMANDA[/url] (The Advanced Maryland Automatic Network Disk Archiver)
-For backups

[url="http://www.geocities.com/steve93138/"]KISS Firewall for iptables[/url] (Keep It Simple Stupid Firewall)

[url="http://www.exim.org/"]Exim Mail Transport Agent[/url]
-Better than qmail (and sendmail) IMO

[url="http://spamassassin.apache.org/"]SpamAssassin[/url] (mmm anti-spam mail server-side)

[url="http://www.clamav.net/"]ClamAV[/url]
-Kill those viruses on all those windows machines that interact with your nix server
-Very well up to date definitions

[url="http://www.snort.org/"]Snort[/url] IDS
-command line based intrusion detection system

[url="http://sguil.sourceforge.net/"]SGUIL[/url] (Snort GUI for Lamerz)
-GUI that provides realtime events from snort for Network Security Monitoring

[url="http://www.nessus.org/"]Nessus[/url]
-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.

[url="http://www.lintux.cx/axel.html"]Axel[/url]
-Command line based download accelerator (I use it instead of wget)

[url="http://www.proftpd.org/"]ProFTPd[/url]
-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

[url="http://people.ee.ethz.ch/~oetiker/webtools/mrtg/"]MRTG[/url] (Multi-Router Traffic Grapher)
-Actual usage statistics. Not like 'web stats'

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[quote name='Citizen Erased' date='Jan 17 2005, 17:38']Application dock? What's a good one for Linux (Suse)?
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[/quote]

[url="http://enlightenment.org/pages/engage.html"]Engage[/url] 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 - [url="http://pixel32.box.sk"]http://pixel32.box.sk[/url]
Amazon Paint by ifx - [url="http://www.ifx.com"]http://www.ifx.com[/url]

Vector/ Layout:

PageStream by Grasshopper - [url="http://www.grasshopperllc.com"]http://www.grasshopperllc.com[/url]
VivaDesigner by Viva Software - [url="http://software.viva.de"]http://software.viva.de[/url]

2D Animation:

Moho by Lost Marble - [url="http://www.lostmarble.com"]http://www.lostmarble.com[/url]
Opus by Toon Boom - [url="http://www.toonboom.com"]http://www.toonboom.com[/url]
Plastik Animation Paper by KMA - [url="http://www.plasticanimationpaper.dk"]http://www.plasticanimationpaper.dk[/url]

3D Modelling:

Softimage|XSI by Avid - [url="http://www.softimage.com"]http://www.softimage.com[/url]
Maya by Alias - [url="http://www.alias.com"]http://www.alias.com[/url]
Realsoft3D by Realsoft - [url="http://www.realsoft.fi"]http://www.realsoft.fi[/url]
Houdini by SideFX - [url="http://www.sidefx.com"]http://www.sidefx.com[/url]

Video Editing:

MainActor by Mainconcept - [url="http://www.mainconcept.com"]http://www.mainconcept.com[/url]
Piranha Edit by ifx - [url="http://www.ifx.com"]http://www.ifx.com[/url]

Video Compositing:

Piranha by ifx - [url="http://www.ifx.com"]http://www.ifx.com[/url]
Houdini Halo by SideFX - [url="http://www.sidefx.com"]http://www.sidefx.com[/url]
Shake by Apple - [url="http://www.apple.com"]http://www.apple.com[/url]
Nuke by D2 Software - [url="http://www.d2software.com"]http://www.d2software.com[/url]
Digital Fusion by Eyeon Software - [url="http://www.eyeonline.com"]http://www.eyeonline.com[/url]

CAD/ CAM/ CAE:

Pro/Engineer Wildfire by ptc - [url="http://www.ptc.com"]http://www.ptc.com[/url]


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

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Mandrake Repositories - The Simple Way

EasyUrpmi

[url="http://easyurpmi.zarb.org/"]Easy Urpmi[/url]

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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NTP
[url="http://www.ntp.org/"]http://www.ntp.org/[/url]

Howto setup NTP:
[url="http://www.siliconvalleyccie.com/linux-hn/ntp.htm"]http://www.siliconvalleyccie.com/linux-hn/ntp.htm[/url]

OpenNTP
[url="http://www.openntpd.org/"]http://www.openntpd.org/[/url]
[url="http://freshmeat.net/projects/openntpd/"]http://freshmeat.net/projects/openntpd/[/url]

Chrony
[url="http://chrony.sunsite.dk/index.php"]http://chrony.sunsite.dk/index.php[/url]
[url="http://freshmeat.net/projects/chrony/"]http://freshmeat.net/projects/chrony/[/url]


Here is a list of public NTP primary servers.

[url="http://www.eecis.udel.edu/~mills/ntp/clock1a.html"]http://www.eecis.udel.edu/~mills/ntp/clock1a.html[/url]

IBM description of the ntp.conf file.
[url="http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/pseries/index.jsp?topic=/com.ibm.aix.doc/files/aixfiles/ntp.conf.htm"]http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/p...es/ntp.conf.htm[/url]

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

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[quote name='ReMad' date='Oct 11 2005, 15:40']I need links ofprograms for mp3's & multimedia on linux, plz
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amarok, xmms, (g)mplayer, rhythmbox and totem are often mentioned. There are [b]tons[/b] 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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[quote name='Daugirdas' date='Aug 8 2004, 13:54']Debian sources (everything you might wish):

/etc/apt/sources.list
[code]
# 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/ ./

[/code]
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[/quote]


Man! I just added # mplayer and other multimedia stuff
deb [url="ftp://ftp.nerim.net/debian-marillat/"]ftp://ftp.nerim.net/debian-marillat/[/url] 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]: [url="http://www.nvu.com/"]http://www.nvu.com/[/url]
[2]: [url="http://quanta.kdewebdev.org/"]http://quanta.kdewebdev.org/[/url]

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