A (cool) list of Linux tools

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  1. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,

    We have had A (sweet) list of Windows programs.

    Now, it's time for A (cool) list of Linux tools. It's a compilation of useful applications for Linux, including rescue, recovery, diagnostics, live cds, and other utilities. Many programs listed under the Windows programs are open-source and cross-platform and will also run on Linux, so the two lists are a good combo.

    http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/collection_linux.html

    Again, feedback would be much appreciated.

    Cheers,
    Mrk
     
  2. dog

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    I can add a few more ;)

    IEs for Linux (Run Internet Explorer 5 / 5.5 / 6) dependences wine & cabextract

    Audio Ripper -- Hands Down RipperX

    Audio Format Converter -- soundKonverter

    Audio Player -- Amarok -- Destroy's xmms with it's features (although I like xmms also)

    Audio Tagger -- EasyTag

    Anon Remailer -- Mixminion (by the tor group)

    Firewall - Guarddog

    Video Podcast feeds --- Democracy Player

    Torrent App -- Ktorrent

    Krusader -- Total Commander type file manager

    Photo Manager - F-Spot

    IM Client - Kopete

    HTML Editors -- Quanta, Nvu, and Bluefish (While Quanta is probably the best editor, and Nvu quite nice ... Bluefish is closing the gap.)

    Desktop Widgets - SuperKaramba

    Edit: Added Links ;)

    Here's a screenshot of IE 5.0 running in Linux, which is bizarre yet extremely cool.
     

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  3. dog

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    For the heck of it -- Here's a screenshot of Democracy Player too. :cool:
     

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  4. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,
    I knew you would chime in.
    Always nice to hear from Mr. Linux!
    Mrk

    P.S. I'm off to start checking the apps.
     
  5. dog

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    I added all the links now. :)

    There are so many great apps available, I've only gotten around to looking at about maybe 10% of what's out there. It's nice when everything is free in both senses, and your only costs are donations of time and money for the apps you wish to support.
    It's impossible to keep your mouth shut when you've fallen in love. You want to shout it from the rooftops :cool:

    Ps. I forgot a few others.

    Streamtuner Radio Streams Directory - Shoutcast - Live365 and a few others. Works well with xmms (which is why I like xmms and have it installed) Amarok is also capable of playing streams and has some listed in the playlist section, but the Streamtuner/xmms combo works much better.

    Kaffeine is a great video player too. Able to Capture segments of video, screenshots etc. ... DVB etc.

    And how could I forget K3B for all your CD/DVD writing needs (it's a nice package, like earlier editions of Nero.)
     
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  6. Alphalutra1

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    Nice list Mrk. However I am wondering if you are including apps that run in wine as counting for running in linux? Because if you are not, K-Meleon is windows only unfortunately :'(

    ---edit---- (I trimmed it down as requested :D )
    Here is an awesome firewall for the dedicated firewalls section:

    pfsense (freebsd with openbsd's pf)

    netbsd's pkgsrc:
    a great package management system that will work on pretty much all *nix systems for all those distro's who don't have a good package management system built in(cough cough slackware cough cough)

    Sylpheed is also a very nice and lightweight mail reader

    ROX-Filer is a wicked fast file manager as well

    SELinux: is a hardened linux kernel that can implement numerous security policies.

    openbox to replace metacity in the gnome desktop environment for a much lighter and quicker visual experience. Run
    Code:
    openbox --replace
    to make this work.

    Great list, and I may think of more (cool) tools later.

    Keep up the good work

    Alphalutra1
     
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  7. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,
    Alpha, if you could add links.
    One more thing guys, please list only the super-coolest apps you like, because otherwise it will be endless!!
    K-Meleon is a mistake. I'll change it.
    Mrk
     
  8. King FN Kong

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    hey Mrkvonic. another good one from you. im tryin ie later on. it does look neat. thanks dog.
     
  9. dog

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    I don't know how I forgot these two either ... Both for security. ;)

    Bastille -- provides basic *nix hardening

    Aide -- (Advanced Intrusion Detection Environment) In the same vein as Tripwire, but completely free and goes beyond tripwire.
     
  10. dog

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    One more -- RSS reader Liferea
     
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    XaraXtreme Xara Xtreme for Linux is a powerful, general purpose graphics program for Unix platforms including Linux, FreeBSD and (in development) OS-X.
     
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    Any tool that can convert Europian DVD's to American standard (Regions), something like DVD Ghost?
     
  13. aigle

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    I don,t see any disk imaging tools.
    Also no mention of GParted?
     
  14. Mrkvonic

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    Hello,
    Partimage - mentioned.
    GParted - mentioned in Windows collection.
    Mrk
     
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    Ah, sorry I rechecked. It was overlooked esp GParted,
     
  16. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,

    Will be included in the update, but just to let everyone know:

    The virus that destroys the Partition Table - TestDisk utility can recover deleted or damaged Partition Tables, including NTFS systems - and is included on Knoppix live CD as well as GParted live CD, as well as some others.

    http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk

    One more reason why Linux is cool and why Linux is leet and why Linux is cool.

    If you have a pc issue - first thing check what Linux has to say.

    Mrk
     
  17. aigle

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    That,s really cool!!
     
  18. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    List updated

    Hello,
    The cool list of Linux tools has been updated.
    Mrk
     
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