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Boyntonstu
April 11th, 2012, 01:59 PM
My goal is to have Ubuntu on a stick with all functions that I use (and used to run on Win7), and with minimum data that I need to carry.

If I can replace the default save locations to the hard disk, I could carry my system on a stick to my scattered PC's and just plug it in.

Why not carry all the data?

Different people use the other PC's and the data is not the same.

All updates would be with me and I would also have my email addresses, bookmarks, plus a few important word and spreadsheet files.

This system would 'suite' me fine. lol


File Manager
Search Files (Win7 Search/run was so fast!)
Word Processor
Video Player
Disk Burner
Image Editor
Mechanical drawing
Video Editor
Download Accelerator
Screen grabber/editor
Video Accelerator
Disk image duplicator
Pop up blocker or ad blocker
Spreadsheet
Anything else?

anejo
April 11th, 2012, 03:17 PM
for support I'd use...
testdisk
palimpsest

androssofer
April 11th, 2012, 03:18 PM
My goal is to have Ubuntu on a stick with all functions that I use (and used to run on Win7), and with minimum data that I need to carry.

If I can replace the default save locations to the hard disk, I could carry my system on a stick to my scattered PC's and just plug it in.

Why not carry all the data?

Different people use the other PC's and the data is not the same.

All updates would be with me and I would also have my email addresses, bookmarks, plus a few important word and spreadsheet files.

This system would 'suite' me fine. lol

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not sure if this is a question? but anyway.. install ubuntu on a live usb with a few gig to spare (to save updates and settings)

then the following will suit your needs:

File Manager - nautilus **installed by default
Search Files - unity **installed by default
Word Processor - libre office writter **installed by default
Video Player - vlc
Disk Burner - brasero
Image Editor - GIMP **installed by default
Mechanical drawing - blender
Video Editor - kdenlive
Download Accelerator - downthemall **firefox addon
Screen grabber/editor - 'desktop recorder' aka: 'record my desktop'
Video Accelerator - ??? nvidia drivers???
Disk image duplicator - dd - look here (http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/19141/clone-a-hard-drive-using-an-ubuntu-live-cd/)
Pop up blocker or ad blocker - adblock plus **firefox addon
Spreadsheet - libre office calc **installed by default


***please note, these are alternatives to windows software, they may vary greatly and have steep learning curves.. be patient with them.. Its a different way of doing things..

Boyntonstu
April 11th, 2012, 04:20 PM
not sure if this is a question? but anyway.. install ubuntu on a live usb with a few gig to spare (to save updates and settings)

then the following will suit your needs:

I forgot the say that I mostly use Chromium.

File Manager - nautilus **installed by default

I like nautilus, someone recently stated that they preferred dolphin. This and other statements prompted my thread.

Search Files - unity **installed by default

Look:

http://lifehacker.com/5054669/everything-finds-windows-files-as-you-type

This is what we use in XP. Fantastic!

I wish it would work in Ubuntu. Searching for alternative.


FOUND IT! CATFISH



Word Processor - libre office writter I am OK with Libre

Video Player - vlc Yes, used it in Win, INSTALLED

Disk Burner - brasero Have it but have not tried it.

Image Editor - GIMP Agree 100%

Mechanical drawing - blender Thanks, I will check it out.

Video Editor - kdenlive Thanks, I will check it out.


Download Accelerator - downthemall **firefox addon
OK for FF. Chromium?

Screen grabber/editor - 'desktop recorder' aka: 'record my desktop'

I am looking for an alternative to Clipit. Found KSNAPSHOT a clone of Clipit


Video Accelerator - ??? nvidia drivers???

I meant Video Download Accelerator

Disk image duplicator - dd - look here (http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/19141/clone-a-hard-drive-using-an-ubuntu-live-cd/)

Pop up blocker or ad blocker - adblock plus **firefox addon

OK for FF, Chromium?

Spreadsheet - libre office calc Agree 100%


***please note, these are alternatives to windows software, they may vary greatly and have steep learning curves.. be patient with them.. Its a different way of doing things..

I like Testdisk.
palimpsest - I see many false positive statements and other complaints.

daslinkard
April 11th, 2012, 04:47 PM
@androssofer,

Awesome list there. The majority of items you pointed out I am familiar with yet some on the list I was not. This is one of the reasons why I love the forums!

Jose Catre-Vandis
April 11th, 2012, 05:24 PM
I use Xubuntu so a different slant on apps:

File Manager THUNAR
Search Files CATFISH (Win7 Search/run was so fast!)
Word Processor LIBREOFFICE/GOOGLEDOCS
Video Player MPLAYER/(XBMC)
Disk Burner K3B
Image Editor GIMP (GTHUMB - simple)
Mechanical drawing INKSCAPE
Video Editor FFMPEG (cli)
Download Accelerator PLOWSHARE/ARIA2 (cli)
Screen grabber/editor SCREENSHOT/FFMPEG
Video Accelerator ? Use BUILT-IN or PROPRIETARY DRIVERS
Disk image duplicator K3B/DD
Pop up blocker or ad blocker BUILT-IN FIREFOX/CHROMIUM
Spreadsheet GNUMERIC/LIBREOFFICE/GOOGLEDOCS
Anything else?

TRANSMISSION (torrents)
FILEZILLA (ftp)
XSANE (scanning)
EVINCE (pdf viewer)
GOOGLEDOCS (pdf)
GEANY (development editor)
AUDACITY (audio editing)
AUDACIOUS (audio player)
XBMC (htpc/media centre)
GRSYNC (backup)
DROPBOX/UBUNTUONE (online file storage/sharing)
SKYPE
GMAIL

drs305
April 11th, 2012, 07:21 PM
Thread moved out of the Absolute Beginner support forum. Feel free to continue to provide inputs here.