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tomgnu
June 21st, 2011, 12:14 PM
best ubuntu app. ?
For me gparted.
unless you tell me about a hidden gem ?

sanderd17
June 21st, 2011, 12:28 PM
There are a lot of different categories. With gParted, you probably mean the best app in system maintenance.

Also, gParted is only a gnome frontend to parted, without parted, gParted would be worthless.

My best app is not an app, but a script: http://bootinfoscript.sourceforge.net/

It saved me many hours asking people about their configuration.

pratikk
June 21st, 2011, 12:54 PM
best ubuntu app. ?
For me gparted.
unless you tell me about a hidden gem ?

Surely you mean best GNU/Linux app? Anyway, my vote goes to the DTP program Scribus. I've just started fooling about with it in my spare time. It seems to be equal to QuarkXPress and InDesign and talks more fluently to PDF software. There's a winner here, though the design logic is a little different. Takes getting used to.

sanderd17
June 21st, 2011, 01:47 PM
Oh, and for writing (articles, reports...) I think Kile is the best app. You do have to know LaTeX, but the project management, bibliography management, cross-referencing, and all other kinds of power features are very well developed.

scribus is indeed very good for publishing and inkscape for drawing.