Killer Applications for Shift Linux


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deniseweird

"starter" I meant, not "started". Did the edit button get removed?

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Barney T.

Either pre-installed or in the repos is fine......... it will probably need to be pre-installed if it is a new app, though.

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thealexweb

I don't think you get away with not including Mozilla Firefox.

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Barney T.
I don't think you get away with not including Mozilla Firefox.

We'll either use Firefox or IceWeasel (Firefox for Debian.....)

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DGMurdockIII

Conky - http://conky.sourceforge.net/

Conky is a free, light-weight system monitor for X, that displays any information on your desktop. Conky is licensed under the GPL and runs on Linux and BSD

PIM

Chandler - http://chandlerproject.org/

Spicebird - http://www.spicebird.com/

IM

instantbird - http://www.instantbird.com/ (very good app)

Pidgin - http://pidgin.im/

digsby - http://www.digsby.com/

Office Suite

Open Office - http://www.openoffice.org/( i would use this or Go-oo)

Go-oo(Open Office) - http://go-oo.org/

KOffice - http://www.koffice.org/

Gnome Office - http://live.gnome.org/GnomeOffice

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Simon

Go-oo actually looks pretty nice...

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nvllsvm

wicd - Network management

Pidgin - IM client

Geany - text editor/lightweight IDE

Mirage - image viewer

SMPlayer - mplayer frontend

Amarok - audio player w/ library

XMMS - audio player

K3b - disc burning

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-Vivicidal-

+1 for conky!

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DGMurdockIII

Cairo-dock - http://www.cairo-dock.org/ww_page.php?p=Accueil〈=en

GNOME Do - http://do.davebsd.com/ GNOME Do allows you to quickly search for many items present in your GNOME desktop environment and perform useful actions on those items. GNOME Do is inspired by Quicksilver and GNOME Launch Box.

Katapult - http://katapult.kde.org/

time tracking for masses - http://projecthamster.wordpress.com/

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CrimsonRedMk

I suggest lighttpd for a quick, easy http server. Useful and small. Also, DGMurdockIII, does Cairo-dock need any proprietary gfx drivers?

Edit: LXDE...looks good, downloading it now to try it out.

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DGMurdockIII

no Cairo-dock dose not need a proprietary gfx drivers

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markjensen
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Edit: LXDE...looks good, downloading it now to try it out.

Just for the sake of clarity, LXDE is just Openbox. It has a theme that comes with it. It comes with a text editor, too. :ermm:

It is one of those things that is getting far more attention than it deserves, imo.

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DGMurdockIII

PhotoRec - http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec

Dia - http://live.gnome.org/Dia open source alternative Windows program Visio

Gnumeric spreadsheet - http://www.gnome.org/projects/gnumeric/

Cinelerra - http://cinelerra.org/

QtWvDialer - http://www.mtoussaint.de/qtwvdialer.html

Lineak - http://lineak.sourceforge.net/ Linux support for Easy Access and Internet Keyboards

WiFi Radar - http://wifi-radar.systemimager.org/

Simple Backup - http://sbackup.wiki.sourceforge.net/

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p858snake
Thanks, Peachey! That was awesome!

[flattery]I Know, All my work is.[/flattery]

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Happy-Dude

How about including Inkscape ( http://www.inkscape.org/ ;; the GIMP of Illustrator; http://lifehacker.com/5115354/manipulate-v...source-inkscape ) and OpenOffice 3 (instead of 2;; http://www.openoffice.org/ ) ?

EDIT 2--

My mistake, I've just looked at the DistroWatch page and found that mono is already to be included in Shift Linux. ;) http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=shift

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Zomp
Hi All,

We were mulling over what would make for some great "killer apps" for Shift One. I'm not talking about just the standard package set, but something that would make our distro a "must have".

From other user suggestions:

+1 for Wifi Radar

+1 for Conky

+1 for gDesklets

But... which is the difference between having pre-installed Wifi Radar (or Conky or gDesklets) or install them after having installed the distro? My idea is that one needs a new killer-way to use such application, or a new-killer way to install them if they are not included in the pre-installed software.

The following is my opinion, like a jumble.

When I think of a killer app, I mind a new app, or a new GUI for an existing app so that command line or configuration file editing is not required.

I am primarily a notebook user who aims to work easily with Linux as I do with Windows. So, I would greatly appreciate all frontend utilities that I have not found yet in linux like the following:

- a script that automatically switchs between notebook and external monitor when the external monitor is plugged/unplugged, besides to be able to choose bewteen notebook/external/both by hotkey and some desktop menu item

- some scripts that make stand-by and hibernation fully working and offer me a GUI to choose how to make it (which partition to use, where to put hibernation file, and so on)

- a fully working installation of truecrypt that avoids me to edit any configuration file

and so on.

Likewise, I would appreciate some preinstalled config files (and maybe a GUI to write config files) for Conky and gDesklet so to have several set of widgets to choose among.

A more ambitious idea would be to build a new package manager system. Otherwise a new distro is just a new collection of existing software.

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-Hiroshi-

Unsure if this was suggested, but adapt Wubi for use with Shift, it'll open up the amount of users big time.. since installing would be easy.

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Simon

We're planning on making our own installer. It will be Wubi-ish, but better.

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Brian M.
We're planning on making our own installer. It will be Wubi-ish, but better.

As far as I know, Wubi itself doesn't really do much except be a pretty front end - it just piles together a bunch of functions from other code and essentially runs it in the right order, so it shouldn't be too difficult to replicate/make a better version of it.

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