top quality linux software

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  1. mattdocs12345

    mattdocs12345 Registered Member

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    I just would like to browse through some quality linux software***. Anyone knows of a list or a place that has one?
    ***Note: it doesn't have to be free, it can be paid as well as long as it's well supported.
     
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    The Linux section on Softpedia might help. Gizmo's Tech Support Alert also has some Linux software recommendations as well.
     
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    I didn't find Gizmo too helpful. Their forum only goes over the most common software. Softpedia is poorly organized too.
     
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    I've always liked K3B among the best Linux software I've used.
     
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    Check http://Pkgs.org

    Avoid installing softwares form outside the repository of your distro.
     
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    There is no such thing.. it's best to use what comes to you in the repo's....
     
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    If we consider about security and reliability, then it's very true. But sometimes one needs to think outside of the box.

    Guess I just found another reason to stick with Windows. :p
     
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    Hmmm but Ubuntu Software center doesnt have skype, teamviewer, fingerprint reader. These are basics that I need. Also what about paid software? Its not going to be well supported because its not in their software center?
     
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    Linux typically has many alternatives to most commonly used programs from Windows. I'd suggest researching and asking around a bit on the Ubuntu forums etc. I'm sure there is an open source free replacement for most of those.
     
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    Yeah im sure there are alternatives but I need skype for work so there is no way I can switch. Also teamviewer is something that my family is very comfortable with and they are unlikely to switch. Fingerprint reader doesnt seem to have alternative in Ubuntu software center. I honestly dont understand why wouldnt Ubuntu include skype in their software center (i think Mint does have it).
     
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    How about WINE then?
     
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    I dont need wine. I use terminal for the above apps.
     
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    Are external (non-repo) versions not an option? -http://www.skype.com/nl/download-skype/skype-for-linux/- and -http://www.teamviewer.com/en/download/linux.aspx-.
     
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    Thats exactly what i use but someone said that whatever is not in the software center is likely unstable and unsupported. I still have no choice but to use it and didnt really have problems.
     
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    Skype for Linux works fine.
     
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