[Definitive] Linux "Killer" Apps (2006)


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mitch00

Hehe... I'm trying to add only quality software... which reminds me, where's vi? :p Just joking of course. Yeah like pixels said, those types of things are pretty standard, you don't see me listing cat, grep etc.

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Barney T.
Hehe... I'm trying to add only quality software... which reminds me, where's vi? :p Just joking of course. Yeah like pixels said, those types of things are pretty standard, you don't see me listing cat, grep etc.

Agreed. Thanks for all your efforts, Mitch!

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Aaron

Very nice collection here. I am amazed to say that even though I have used Linux on my laptop for about 3 years, there are quite a few on this list I'd never seen before (Listen, Deluge).

Good work!

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mitch00

Thanks guys! It's my pleasure :D

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tmahmood

Tracker

Desktop Search tool, it is a File indexer and Search tool, pretty first in my opinion and as it is based on C/C++, its better then Beagle

http://www.tracker-project.org

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Kreuger

Gaim is now Pidgin so that should be fixed :p and I'd like to recommend GQView for graphics viewing and YARSSR for aggregators

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moglenstar

Monkey Messenger

Monkey Messenger is an open source (MIT licensed) MSN client written using the MONO framework, gtk+ and the MSNPSharp library.

http://monkeymessenger.sourceforge.net/

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just thought i'd add that, I tried it yesterday and it's working to be a pretty nice msn client. supports nudges, personal messages, display pictures, etc.

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k311

im trying "DeVeDe" right now to get some old movies converted so i can watch on my dvd player and so far it looks alright. very nice and easy video converter :)

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mitch00

Hmm.. weird that I didn't have DeVeDe on the list already, it's something I use fairly often. Thanks for the reminder I'll add it now.

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rson451

i really think that feh should be added to the list. but the problem is should it be under image viewer or misc. it is an image viewer but it is sooo much more :)

screen too :)

these are my exact definition of killer linux apps

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markjensen

I like feh! It is used in my wallpaper resizer, and I also call it in my screenshot app to immediately display what you selected. It is light and fast. It is also handy to feh a directory of images and flip through them.

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mitch00

Added FileZilla, Gobby & Easy Crypt

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Borbus

You should probably add the best text editor in the world: vim.

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mitch00
You should probably add the best text editor in the world: vim.
Hehe... I'm trying to add only quality software... which reminds me, where's vi? :p Just joking of course. Yeah like pixels said, those types of things are pretty standard, you don't see me listing cat, grep etc.
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rson451

maybe add irssi to the list under chat clients? this in combination with screen and ssh get's me through my work day.

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maybe add irssi to the list under chat clients? this in combination with screen and ssh get's me through my work day.

I second this motion. another app close to it but a little easier to understand is Weechat Another text based IRC client.

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Misc.

Avant-Windows-Navigator.

Avant Window Navgator (Awn) is a dock-like bar which sits at the bottom of the screen (in all its composited-goodness) tracking open windows.

http://code.google.com/p/avant-window-navigator/

Gnome-Launch-Box

Launch Box is generally an application launcher. It's very influenced by Quicksilver for Mac OSX. Remember that this is only a first release so don't get your hopes up too much. Launch Box is written for the GNOME 2.10 platform and depends on GTK+ 2.6, evolution-data-server 1.2 and gnome-menus. These are currently hard dependencies but the plan is to split out the backends into different optional backends.

http://developer.imendio.com/projects/gnome-launch-box

Don't forget about Gnome-Do... IMHO I think Gnome-Do is better than Launch-box

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jmartin
I have a small addition to your "file transfer" section. A torrent-client called Deluge.

I was very surprised to not see KVIRC listed as a must have irc client. http://www.kvirc.de/

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-Hiroshi-

Emesene - For looking and working like MSN/Windows Live. I also think this one stepped up when Monkey Messenger closed down, as they look similar.

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Billus

Haha, how can you forget Songbird?

Definitely one of the best music players on the scene for Linux with integrated Last.fm support.

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Shaun N.

The list could probably do with a 2011 update :D

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