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Keyper7
October 31st, 2009, 03:44 PM
This is the counterpart for Name the linux projects that most disappointed you! (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1306674)

Post here, for example:

- Free (freedom and beer) apps that make you go "Holy crap, I can actually use this for free? AND release my own version if I want to?";

(my choices: ardour, blender)

- Commercial apps that gave you that warm and fuzzy feeling by supporting Linux despite the much smaller marketshare

(my choice: UT2004, too bad it didn't work out for UT3)

- Open source (not necessarily free as in freedom) projects that make you smile and go "now let's see if someone still says that the big players would never open their source"

(my choices: MySQL and Java... yes, the companies were bought but that doesn't change the fact it was quite a big move)

Ok, not exactly "linux projects", but I wanted to keep the title. :)

the fix it man
October 31st, 2009, 04:07 PM
nuovext.pwsp.net

KDE 4.3.2

KDE Partition Manager

LuckyBackup

(http://www.kde-apps.org/content/show.php/KDE+Partition+Manager?content=89595)

hoppipolla
October 31st, 2009, 04:11 PM
Pretty much everything tbh! lol

Most of all would be KDE 4.3.2 and... Dolphin? :)

Oh, and Mplayer and most of the time Amarok! :)

praveesh
October 31st, 2009, 04:12 PM
Ubuntu

cb951303
October 31st, 2009, 04:17 PM
gnome-do
tomboy
banshee
urban terror
chromium
jack
zypper (opensuse's rpm front-end)

dragos240
October 31st, 2009, 04:23 PM
Gnome.

NCLI
October 31st, 2009, 04:23 PM
I have to make a Top 5

1. The Linux Kernel
2. The Ubuntu Project
3. Gnome Shell
4. Plasma Desktop
5. Firefox

dragos240
October 31st, 2009, 04:26 PM
the linux kernel.
+1

praveesh
October 31st, 2009, 04:38 PM
Kde 4.3.x ,oxygen, chrome (chromium), Ubuntu project , firefox

CP1256
October 31st, 2009, 05:30 PM
Debian.

matmatmat
October 31st, 2009, 05:33 PM
Urban Terror
OpenArena
Firefox
Arch Linux

MickS
October 31st, 2009, 06:06 PM
There's two that I have used which have enabled me to impress my friends, so I'm bigging it up for Audacity and the Gimp.


Mick

gn2
October 31st, 2009, 06:12 PM
1: Remastersys
2: Wicd
3: Synaptic Package Manager

Icehuck
October 31st, 2009, 06:15 PM
The Kernel

It's the only project where everyone is not trying to fork it into their own kernel project.

lightningfox
October 31st, 2009, 09:31 PM
KDE 4.3
Amarok
Digikam
VLC media player
GIMP
Inkscape
Blender

xir_
November 1st, 2009, 08:27 PM
The Kernel

It's the only project where everyone is not trying to fork it into their own kernel project.

You could consider ubuntu to have a kernel fork and there are many different kernels, i.e zen.

still agree with you though.

andrek
November 1st, 2009, 08:44 PM
gparted and grub

RPG Master
November 1st, 2009, 09:11 PM
So many!!! :D

Blender
Firefox
GIMP
Gnome-Do
Songbird
Kabikaboo
OpenOffice.org
Xiphos
Evolution
Tomboy
Deluge
Miro
Handbrake
Brasero
Back in Time
VLC

But if I had to narrow it down to just the highest quality FLOSS app then I'd just say:

Blender
VLC
Firefox
and OpenOffice.org

Also, Ubuntu ;)

-grubby
November 1st, 2009, 09:13 PM
Chrome
Gparted

Metallion
November 1st, 2009, 09:19 PM
Amarok 1. It's the best Audio player ever for me.

Screwdriver0815
November 1st, 2009, 09:37 PM
the Kernel

Rhythmbox

pdftk

KDE

imagemagick

Gimp

Frak
November 1st, 2009, 11:24 PM
The Linux Kernel - At the beginning
Debian - At the beginning
Ubuntu - Around 6.06
Ksplice - FOR-EVAR
Gnome - At the beginning
KDE - I'm content
RedHat - Innovators I say!

Dark Aspect
November 1st, 2009, 11:35 PM
Puppy Linux - Its lightweight and its seems I can never find a PC that is not compatible with it.

Compiz
Ubuntu
Gnome & Kde
wine

However, What impresses me the most is not necessarily the projects but rather the open source nature in which Linux progresses.

whoop
November 1st, 2009, 11:39 PM
If by "linux projects" you mean free open source then it's definitely Reprap: http://reprap.org/bin/view/Main/WebHome

An open software open hardware 3D printer; you can print your own 3D objects, and you can even (for a large part) print a new reprap 3D printer for a friend.
Haven't tried it out myself but looks like an amazing project.

purgatori
November 1st, 2009, 11:41 PM
I don't know if they're really "Linux projects" as such, but R and LaTeX are definitely up there. Bash and Zsh reign supreme, though :)

jonian_g
November 2nd, 2009, 12:25 AM
Pretty much everything in FLOSS impresses me.

The latest project that impressed me is FatElf.

JOHNNYG713
November 2nd, 2009, 12:43 AM
(ANY) Ultimate Edition ! Ultimatix ! Ubuntu tweak !

tom66
November 2nd, 2009, 12:45 AM
Linux itself (Kernel and FOSS Drivers)
GNU tools
gschem
gPCB
Chromium
Firefox

Frak
November 2nd, 2009, 01:02 AM
(ANY) Ultimate Edition ! Ultimatix ! Ubuntu tweak !
Ironically, those are the ones that make me cringe the most, IMO.

BuffaloX
November 2nd, 2009, 01:26 AM
There are many, just what comes to mind:

Beats almost all proprietary alternatives:
Linux (kernel)
Firefox
GCC
Python
MySQL
Apache
Debian
Ubuntu
Compiz
Synaptic
7zip

Very high quality, can be used semi professionally:
Blender
Lazarus
Gimp
Bluefish
Inkscape
Scribus

Just cool:
Emule
BitTorrrent
Stellarium

There are so many cool F/OSS programs, it's impossible to mention all, and I probably use many good ones I don't even know about, because they are "just" part of Ubuntu.

dragos240
November 2nd, 2009, 01:31 AM
OSS has impressed me. I don't know why it's not being worked on anymore.

toupeiro
November 2nd, 2009, 02:25 AM
wine
Gnome-do
ksplice
handbrake
amarok (pre-2.0)
streamtuner
xosl (discontinued, but groundbreaking)
The GATOS project (discontinued, but groundbreaking)
Ubuntu Studio
Open Office
Evolution
Blender

... Lets just say, many more than that have disappointed me.