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k2t0f12d
March 2nd, 2009, 08:40 AM
I searched and didn't get a hit do here's a free DLNA PnP media server

uShare (http://ushare.geexbox.org/)

sharon.gmc
March 2nd, 2009, 09:18 AM
I tried Qalculate and I think it's really a good program!

K7522
March 2nd, 2009, 09:43 AM
f.lux: http://www.stereopsis.com/flux/

It adjusts your monitor colour depending on the time of day worked out by your location....... it's a real eye saver!

This looks interesting, I'll have to check it out!

Thanks everyone for your input on this thread, these are all great ideas!

Wikzo
March 2nd, 2009, 07:06 PM
Dunno if they have already been mentioned, but I really like these two apps:

Anki (http://ichi2.net/anki/)
A spaced repetition memory training program to learn new words with a flash card system. Works great over time! Is updated surprisingly often.

gPodder (http://gpodder.berlios.de/)
A non-fancy program to manage podcast via feeds. It does what it promise and nothing more (iTunes, I'm looking at you). Works with iPods and regular MP3 players.

martynp
March 2nd, 2009, 07:16 PM
Thank you martynp for mentioned this useful application!
I wish I had stumbled across this website before.

Again, thank you :)



So, it was simple as that eh?
Thank you for the help.

Ahh, it is becoming night here..
The screen has changed already.

I love it!

No problem..... that's what this strand is all about!

Rokurosv
March 2nd, 2009, 09:14 PM
Qmmp very nice and simple music player written in Qt, similar to audacious.
http://www.qt-apps.org/content/show.php/Qmmp?content=59218

WatchingThePain
March 2nd, 2009, 09:25 PM
Alacarte

monkeyKata
March 2nd, 2009, 10:25 PM
Add it to your startup :

System > Preferences > Sessions

But dont add ONLY the xflux command . Sample :

xflux -l 33.55, 44.55

Hello. I'm also trying to check out flux. Why shouldn't you add only the xflux command? Are the default settings unnoticeable/too much, or will it not work correctly? If the numbers added in your example set the programs settings, well is this one recommended and how does it work exactly? Thanks in advance if you can help answer this. I really like the idea of this program and want to try it out.

martynp
March 2nd, 2009, 10:36 PM
Hello. I'm also trying to check out flux. Why shouldn't you add only the xflux command? Are the default settings unnoticeable/too much, or will it not work correctly? If the numbers added in your example set the programs settings, well is this one recommended and how does it work exactly? Thanks in advance if you can help answer this. I really like the idea of this program and want to try it out.

This is how I start f.lux from a script at system startup:

exec /home/martyn/.xflux/./xflux -l 58.2

58.2 is my longitude and I am happy with the default colour setting of 3400

I also have this as a bash alias (flux) and a killall bash alias (deflux) so I can easily manage it from the command line.

Hope this helps as it seems many of you are checking it out after my initial post.

monkeyKata
March 2nd, 2009, 10:47 PM
This is how I start f.lux from a script at system startup:

exec /home/martyn/.xflux/./xflux -l 58.2

58.2 is my longitude and I am happy with the default colour setting of 3400

I also have this as a bash alias (flux) and a killall bash alias (deflux) so I can easily manage it from the command line.

Hope this helps as it seems many of you are checking it out after my initial post.

Ok thanks, that does help... though I have a couple questions still:

- what did you use to find your longitudinal setting? should you use a specific program or website? do you need a latitudinal setting? (I don't have google earth installed, if that's what you need...)

I'm far more gui than I am terminal and will probably go about adding the correct line to my Sessions box. Thanks for the help - I couldn't find much in the way of directions on the site, but I guess that's because the windows and mac versions come with settings controls (I mean a gui).

munishvit
March 2nd, 2009, 10:58 PM
THIS IS THE COOLEST THREAD AROUND...
After reading 280 posts, I got to know about some good applications like Qalculate, StarDict (along with WyabdcRealPeopleTTS), Wallpapoz, Grism, zim, youtube-dl, and devilspie.
Thanks IYY:lolflag:

Some more applications:
isomaster, Remastersys backup, Ex Falso, Subtitle Editor,CHM Viewer, Gmount-iso, NTFS configuration Tool, unetbootin, msttcorefonts

Adding the following for reference:

Qalculate (post #1)

youtube-dl (post #14)

krename (post #23, #134)

chkrootkit (post #26)

nautilus-open-terminal (post #30)

meld (post #34 & #36)

MaCoPiX (post #40)

devilspie (post #47, #66)

easytag, cowbell, Ex falso (post #50, #60, #68, #77)

nautilus-actions (post #52)

firefox addins (post #55)

PDFedit (post #64)

Gnome Subtitles (post #101)

Stardict (post #109, #112)

pdfEdit (post #167,, #180)

dvdisaster (post #188 )

scite (post #192)

localepurge (post #254)

deborphan (post #254)

units (post #280)

martynp
March 2nd, 2009, 10:59 PM
Ok thanks, that does help... though I have a couple questions still:

- what did you use to find your longitudinal setting?.

Hmmm... i used a weather site www.metcheck.com but think this will only work for the UK. Try googling 'find my latitude and longitude' (it's latitude you want NOT longitude - my mistake in the above post!)

monkeyKata
March 2nd, 2009, 11:10 PM
Hmmm... i used a weather site www.metcheck.com but think this will only work for the UK. Try googling 'find my latitude and longitude' (it's latitude you want NOT longitude - my mistake in the above post!)

yeah I browsed through some of the posts on the f.lux website and got the hunch that it was probably the latitude that counted.

I just added the program in Sessions with my latitude tacked on the end and it started right up after a reboot.

It's 11 at night where I am now and already I can feel the difference - I don't have to lower the brightness as I always do first thing after dark.

Thanks for the heads up on this.

VCoolio
March 2nd, 2009, 11:17 PM
privoxy: sets a proxyserver and kills ads in browsers (like adblock for ff; works on kazehakase, galeon, midori etc)

youtranslate! (nice and easy little app using google translate)

xkeysbinding (to set keybindings; comes in handy when switching a lot between desktop / window managers; apart from that also very useful: one app to rule it all)

imagemagick (guess y'all heard about it, but check the possibilities again, it's awesome, especially in combination with nautilus scripts).

martynp
March 2nd, 2009, 11:19 PM
It's 11 at night where I am now and already I can feel the difference - I don't have to lower the brightness as I always do first thing after dark.

Thanks for the heads up on this.

You are very welcome...... i have found many useful apps on this thread so am glad to pass one on that a number of people have liked!

ubuntu27
March 3rd, 2009, 03:47 AM
Add it to your startup :

System > Preferences > Sessions

But dont add ONLY the xflux command . Sample :

xflux -l 33.55, 44.55



Hello. I'm also trying to check out flux. Why shouldn't you add only the xflux command? Are the default settings unnoticeable/too much, or will it not work correctly?

xflux needs to know where you are since it changes the what they call "color temperature" (http://stereopsis.com/flux/faq.html) depending on your location/time zone, and geographic location.
For that you have to tell the program the latitude and longitude (coordinates).

If you live in the US, you can just input your zipcode and it will be automated.

To do that use the command:


xflux -z nnnnn

n represents your zip code.


If you don't live in USA, check out this website (http://stereopsis.com/flux/map.html) and type the city and country where you live. It will tell you the exact longitude and altitude,

http://stereopsis.com/flux/map.html

Once you know your longitude and altitude, use the following command:


xflux -l L, L
Replace L, L with your Longitude and latitude (http://stereopsis.com/flux/map.html).

Praxicoide
March 3rd, 2009, 08:56 AM
Dunno if they have already been mentioned, but I really like these two apps:

Anki (http://ichi2.net/anki/)
A spaced repetition memory training program to learn new words with a flash card system. Works great over time! Is updated surprisingly often.

That looks really great. A lot of qt dependencies, but I need this sorely. Thank you!

JDorfler
March 3rd, 2009, 09:27 AM
Not sure if it has been mentioned, but OGMRip is great, and for my music I use Exaile.

Islington
March 3rd, 2009, 01:17 PM
snip
Thanks! (it is for posts like this I really wish we had the thanks feature back.)

steele64e
March 4th, 2009, 12:04 AM
I wonder if anyone has mentioned this yet...
Well anyway my contribution to this thread is Swiftfox
It is a optimized firefox specially designed for linux. I haven't used it myself yet(testing out all the other software on this thread) but it seems to be well maintained and have a pretty nice community.
Here (http://getswiftfox.com/) is the link. Enjoy!:D

smartboyathome
March 4th, 2009, 12:05 AM
Swiftfox is starting to be put out of place with Firefox PGO. I recommend all who want a faster Firefox to compile it. ;)

Vadi
March 4th, 2009, 02:03 AM
PGO - what they enabled in Windows but not Linux?

Frak
March 4th, 2009, 03:54 AM
PGO - what they enabled in Windows but not Linux?
I thought it worked fine under GCC4?

Yashiro
March 4th, 2009, 05:37 AM
The problems with Firefox being slow on Linux are greater than just not using PGO.

smartboyathome
March 4th, 2009, 05:50 AM
The problems with Firefox being slow on Linux are greater than just not using PGO.

Yes, but PGO helps a lot. ;)

sistoviejo
March 4th, 2009, 06:11 AM
xpad
A simple and lightweight post-it notes app.

Stendhal
A Zelda like MMORPG.

Gpodder
A podcast client.

Madedit
A text editor.

hammad1337
March 5th, 2009, 06:03 AM
I don't know if some one has already mentioned this:

Gestikk (a mouse guestures program) is simple great. used in conjunction with compiz, u dont have to press combinations of hotkeys for frequently used actions.

I m so used to it, that if I sit down on some pc other than mine...i try the gestures 3-4 times before realising its not my pc.

Just google gestikk and you will get it.

NoVista
March 5th, 2009, 01:55 PM
Stop The Insanity!
All these posts that start something like this:

I haven't had time to read all the posts, but
I don't know if this has been mentioned before, but
I'll read all the prior posts later, but

C'mon Ubuntueeees !
This thread is getting out of hand, and will be a mile long if everyone keeps on mentioning the same packages Over And Over. It helps no one, especially the newbie, to have to read a thread that is xxxxxxxxxxxxxx pages long, that should be only xxx pages long, because not everyone is reading what packages have already been mentioned before mentioning it again.

2CV67
March 5th, 2009, 02:03 PM
Stop The Insanity!
All these posts that start something like this:

I haven't had time to read all the posts, but
I don't know if this has been mentioned before, but
I'll read all the prior posts later, but

C'mon Ubuntueeees !
This thread is getting out of hand, and will be a mile long if everyone keeps on mentioning the same packages Over And Over. It helps no one, especially the newbie, to have to read a thread that is xxxxxxxxxxxxxx pages long, that should be only xxx pages long, because not everyone is reading what packages have already been mentioned before mentioning it again.

Agreed - but how to keep things manageable?

In a similar thread here (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=898328), I keep re-editing the initial post to list all the subsequent items, with an indicator of the post number for further details, but I can tell you it is a lot of work & would be even more for a thread with this number of posts.

Some good generic solution for this kind of tag-on thread would be welcome!

spupy
March 5th, 2009, 02:25 PM
Agreed - but how to keep things manageable?

In a similar thread here (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=898328), I keep re-editing the initial post to list all the subsequent items, with an indicator of the post number for further details, but I can tell you it is a lot of work & would be even more for a thread with this number of posts.

Some good generic solution for this kind of tag-on thread would be welcome!

This forum has the "Search this Thread" feature. It is located top-right before the first post on a page. USE IT, people!

On topic: volwheel. This program resides in the tray, you can use it to adjust the sound volume. Even by just pointing on the icon and scrolling with the mouse wheel.
I know there is such functionality already present in Gnome, but it is a panel applet. volwheel is very suitable for *box users, or any WM/DE that has a system tray.

SanskritFritz
March 5th, 2009, 03:37 PM
This forum has the "Search this Thread" feature. It is located top-right before the first post on a page. USE IT, people!What would you search for, when this thread is about recommending stuff you don't know about?

spupy
March 5th, 2009, 04:32 PM
What would you search for, when this thread is about recommending stuff you don't know about?

I meant, when you want to recommend something, it's 10 seconds to check if it is already mentioned.
But I might have mistaken what we are talking about.

SanskritFritz
March 5th, 2009, 04:49 PM
I have to admit, I misunderstood you, this way you are right of course. It would have been better to indicate that you mean the posters, not the readers. Sorry for being rude!

spupy
March 5th, 2009, 05:16 PM
I have to admit, I misunderstood you, this way you are right of course. It would have been better to indicate that you mean the posters, not the readers. Sorry for being rude!

It's ok. :D

Another entry: gtk-lshw (run as sudo su) - shows information about your hardware, including attached external devices.

Vadi
March 5th, 2009, 10:46 PM
Shutter (http://shutter-project.org), previously known as GScrot. Best screenshot app evah :)

ubuntu27
March 6th, 2009, 01:13 AM
Shutter (http://shutter-project.org), previously known as GScrot. Best screenshot app evah :)

That's cool! Incredible. What a nice screen capture application.
It is still version 0.x

I don't know if I should install it or not...

Thank you for the recommendation.

Vadi
March 6th, 2009, 01:26 AM
It's very stable and feature-complete. Just 0.7 because the numbering went that way... a lot of apps are like this too ;)

binbash
March 6th, 2009, 05:09 PM
Yes shutter is a top notch application, it goes better and better every release.

2CV67
March 6th, 2009, 07:44 PM
Yes shutter is a top notch application...

+1

I came to the same conclusion here (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1067795).

andlinux21
March 8th, 2009, 02:19 AM
Thanks shutter is cool +1

Bigbob22
March 8th, 2009, 04:45 AM
Miro (http://www.getmiro.com/)- Free HD Video player. It is amazing, check the home page for more details.

etnlIcarus
March 10th, 2009, 01:07 PM
Don't know if anyone's mentioned Xpad: fewer dependencies than tomboy, less crap than xfce-notes.

http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/3572/xpad.png

Using only 3.4mb of RAM as well, which is pretty nifty.

Linuxratty
March 10th, 2009, 02:08 PM
Hydrogen

Could one create their own MIDI files with this?/ Or store MIDI files from websites in it?
I'm a beginner mandolin player and would like to have tunes I want to learn strun together in a central location..Also can one compose music useing the keyboard,or connect an acoustical instrument to it?

Junkieman
March 10th, 2009, 07:09 PM
Hydrogen

Could one create their own MIDI files with this?/ Or store MIDI files from websites in it?
I'm a beginner mandolin player and would like to have tunes I want to learn strun together in a central location..Also can one compose music useing the keyboard,or connect an acoustical instrument to it?
Yes you can export your creations to MIDI files, it also supports connecting MIDI devices, although I have never tried this myself. You can read all about the features here (http://www.hydrogen-music.org/?p=features).

binbash
March 10th, 2009, 09:46 PM
Don't know if anyone's mentioned Xpad: fewer dependencies than tomboy, less crap than xfce-notes.

http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/3572/xpad.png

Using only 3.4mb of RAM as well, which is pretty nifty.

Good one!

EZEN
March 11th, 2009, 01:56 AM
gnome-format from getdeb.net (http://www.getdeb.net).
lets you format your thumbs and other drives just like just like other os's.

I'm also re-mentioning krename because a lot of people are having confusion with renaming .oga to .ogg for their music players.

ubuntu27
March 11th, 2009, 05:02 AM
gnome-format from getdeb.net (http://www.getdeb.net).
lets you format your thumbs and other drives just like just like other os's.


For people interested, Gnome Format's homepage is http://live.gnome.org/gnome-format

ricky22
March 14th, 2009, 09:28 PM
EBView - enables you to use any dictionary in the EPWING format, i.e. most commercial Japanese dictionaries like Kenkyusha, Kojien etc. It's in the repositories.

http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/EPWING

___

Kydpdic - Linux interface for the PWN-Oxford English-Polish Polish-English dictionary. You will need the files angpol.win and polang.win from the Windows installation of the dictionary.

http://members.elysium.pl/ytm/html/kydpdict.html#english

Only .rpm available, but it can be converted to .deb using alien.

___

qgo and Quarry - GUI for GNU Go, for KDE and GNOME respectively. IMHO much nicer than cgoban or Jago.

Patrick

ubuntu27
March 20th, 2009, 07:55 AM
Super Mario War (http://smw.72dpiarmy.com/)


I had to mention that game. It is the most entertaining and fun game I ever played.

http://smw.72dpiarmy.com/

bikodog
March 22nd, 2009, 03:48 AM
Maybe these are already listed...the thread is getting pretty long:


gtkpod - ipod file manager
avidemux - the best video encoder
tovid - DVD authoring

Sealbhach
March 22nd, 2009, 04:31 AM
Miro (http://www.getmiro.com/)- Free HD Video player. It is amazing, check the home page for more details.

I like it, but the content could be a little better. Especially the movies, they're all old black and white films.


.

robbie d
March 25th, 2009, 03:15 AM
Digikam - in the repos, best plug in and transfer program I have found for digital cameras.

Urbanterror - not sure if its in the repos, 1st person shooter, free, fun and the one download works across all three platforms.
Based on the Q3 engine, very similar to counter-strike.

Flarkis
March 25th, 2009, 08:39 PM
2nd for both urbanterror and digikam.

urbanterror now uses the opensource quake engine so anyone can play it.

and digikam just ported to KDE4/QT4 and is one of the best managment systems out there in my opinion.

segalion
March 27th, 2009, 12:07 PM
Anyremote (http://anyremote.sourceforge.net/)

Use your mobile as a remote control (by bluetooth) of your Ubuntu HomeTeatherCenter (mini-notebook conected to the TV).

This is my best discovering in two years!!!

Crowd Control
March 27th, 2009, 12:19 PM
Would that make my cell some kind of remote like Mac does (and Aero)?

JackieChan
March 27th, 2009, 12:38 PM
Wow, I've learned about a lot of neat programs through this thread. Thanks! :)

toupeiro
April 7th, 2009, 07:13 AM
Loving the terminator recommendation, just one thing bugs me. It claims to be able to do automatic logging... Has anyone been able to confirm this? I can't find the logs. At first, I thought it was using bash_history but I think that is just vanilla ubuntu settings, and it would defeat the purpose because as soon as I change shells, it stops recording :P

bgs100
April 7th, 2009, 06:54 PM
wow, the Xpad reccomendation is cool

ubuntu27
April 7th, 2009, 08:10 PM
I just found a cool application called "BlueProximity (http://blueproximity.sourceforge.net/)" by accidentally stumbling to this thread (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=70237).

Quote from BlueProximity's Homepage:

"This software helps you add a little more security to your desktop. It does so by detecting one of your bluetooth devices, most likely your mobile phone, and keeping track of its distance. If you move away from your computer and the distance is above a certain level for a given time, it automatically locks your desktop (or starts any other shell command you want)."

***

If you are a KDE user, you might want to try K-Blueproximity (http://www.kde-apps.org/content/show.php/K-Blueproximity?content=66969).
I haven't tried it since I don't use KDE.

Takmadeus
April 7th, 2009, 09:22 PM
it is a shame that bluetooth in intrepid is a pain in the rear one, you can safely say it does not work at all, tried blueproximity and no no....

now, if someone knows how to get bluetooth working properly in ubuntu, then please tell me, as I cannot get my cellphone to pair with my ubuntu installation

Vadi
April 7th, 2009, 09:38 PM
I'm following the bug report about it and I think it is fixed in jaunty.

there was some kernel driver break in intrepid & previous release.

Therion
April 7th, 2009, 09:52 PM
Someone needs to (dot) deb-up that Xpad app. You know, for those among us that are source-code challenged.

I'm not speaking for myself mind you... <cough>

ubuntu27
April 8th, 2009, 03:23 AM
it is a shame that bluetooth in intrepid is a pain in the rear one, you can safely say it does not work at all, tried blueproximity and no no....


Really? Bluetooh works flawlessly in my laptop with Ubuntu intrepid 32bit.
My cellphone is Samsung SCH-u740.

I must say that I like that handy app. It has become my toy.
I always log out or click on the "Lock Screen" icon, but now with this app, I can just leave my room without doing anything and it will lock it automatically ^^

etnlIcarus
April 8th, 2009, 03:46 AM
Someone needs to (dot) deb-up that Xpad app. You know, for those among us that are source-code challenged.

I'm not speaking for myself mind you... <cough>

A reasonably recent build is in the repos. And it ain't that difficult to create a package. Just make sure you've got all your dependencies, $ dh_make --createorig, and $ dpkg-buildpackage.

darksideforge
April 9th, 2009, 07:58 PM
Other than that Agave is a nice tool that generates color schemes, Kompozer (http://www.getdeb.net/search.php?keywords=kompozer)is an improved nvu, and Gtkdebconf lists all of the configurable packages installed, which is handy. I also have to mention nicotine+, which is great for finding painfully obscure music. If anyone wants it I attached a Feisty deb for the newest version, as it isn't officially packaged yet.

I love Kompozer's ui, but every time I attempt to use it, it crashes when I try to import a file for a background. I'll try it with beta and see if it's any different than any of the 9.04 alphas.

I looked for Gtkdebconf and didn't see it in the repos...any idea why?

fazza
April 9th, 2009, 08:12 PM
A reasonably recent build is in the repos. And it ain't that difficult to create a package. Just make sure you've got all your dependencies, $ dh_make --createorig, and $ dpkg-buildpackage.

see, those last bits you said made no sense to me. the bits with the random $ signs...

um I don't think I have any program recommendations atm though, sorry :p

Therion
April 9th, 2009, 08:21 PM
see, those last bits you said made no sense to me. the bits with the random $ signs...
Poster fazza is kindly pointing out those commands need to run in a Terminal (and that sudo is not required).

Staying on topic by mentioning the totally cool, totally handy application... QuickStart (http://www.quickstart.freeforums.org/quickstart-download-pics-t2.html)!!

The "swiss army knife for Ubuntu". It's so cool I'm post two links for it (http://www.howtoforge.com/quickstart-the-swiss-army-knife-for-ubuntu-8.04-desktop). It's THAT cool.

sekinto
April 9th, 2009, 08:31 PM
I must say, Gnome-Do is one of the coolest applications ever. If it was in human form I'd fondle it.

Edit:
I like Gnome-Do that I almost forgot some other ones that I use:
Banshee, Deluge, Gnome-Scan, MusicBrainz Picard (or any app with MusicBrainz support), Wine (I love Steam), Hulu (I know it is a web app, but I had to mention it) and Avant Window Navigator.

balbecdaze
April 10th, 2009, 03:00 PM
Useful thread!

I've spent the last few weeks "wasting" time with Oolite - straight back to the 80's space trading game but with realistic planets, pretty docking stations and many more Addons. I'm competent, military lasers and all the way to Galaxy 2! (you know what I mean!)

SkippoGuangiacomo
April 26th, 2009, 11:19 AM
Pixelize (http://packages.ubuntu.com/feisty/graphics/pixelize) is quite nice, it's in the repo, it allows you to make photomosaics. It's not bad but make sure you have a large database of images, I have about 2500 personal photos of me and friends and the results could have been better, see for yourself. Original (http://www.cognitivecombine.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/08/pixelize_car.png), and then the photomosaiced image (http://www.cognitivecombine.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/08/pixelize_car_result.png).

Hi PartisanEntity, I'm also very enthusiastic about pixelize, but I don't seem to be able to change the options settings, for example the image sizes or the the number of images. Independently of what I specify the software seems to do something, but ignores the options I set. Could you please help me with that?

Bodsda
April 26th, 2009, 12:35 PM
My vote goes for


devede (makes .iso from video files)
fluxbox (window manager, extremely fast light weight coolness)
irssi (Text based irc client)
w3m (Text based web browser, for when X is totally screwed)


Thats all i can think of for now,

Hope these help someone,
Bodsda

H4F
April 26th, 2009, 10:05 PM
Hi all.
Can we actually create a list of cool app and description .
Cause reading trough 100+ pages is damages my mind :)

knattlhuber
April 26th, 2009, 10:26 PM
Hi all.
Can we actually create a list of cool app and description .
Cause reading trough 100+ pages is damages my mind :)

If me memory serves me well someone already did that and posted it on some website but you would have to search the thread (using the Search function, not manually :)) to find it..

ubuntu27
April 26th, 2009, 11:45 PM
If me memory serves me well someone already did that and posted it on some website but you would have to search the thread (using the Search function, not manually :)) to find it..

Yes, but, now that website does not exist anymore.

miegiel
April 27th, 2009, 12:07 AM
Yes, but, now that website does not exist anymore.

did you try googles cache ?

unutbu
April 27th, 2009, 02:26 AM
Can we actually create a list of cool app and description .
Cause reading trough 100+ pages is damages my mind

Well, it is not a completely accurate list, but here is _a_ list:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=4994017&postcount=961

If you want a description of each package, remove the # from the very last line of the script:


# os.system('apt-cache show '+pkg)
and prepare to be blasted.

alphacrucis2
April 27th, 2009, 04:42 AM
I love Kompozer's ui, but every time I attempt to use it, it crashes when I try to import a file for a background. I'll try it with beta and see if it's any different than any of the 9.04 alphas.

I looked for Gtkdebconf and didn't see it in the repos...any idea why?

The issue is that Kompozer 0.71 is not compatible with the version of GTK in Intrepid or Jaunty. An updated version is being worked on. Alpha2 version of kompozer 0.8 which corrects this issue is available here (remember it's still a test version:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/kompozer/

More info here:

http://www.geckozone.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=74242&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=30&sid=4e680ca815b394dbc28480094055c8ac

If you don't speak French then google translate does enough to get an idea of the progress.

aaronp
April 27th, 2009, 06:28 AM
guake - a terminal emulator for gnome that hides away off screen until you press F12 to reveal your terminal/s - exactly as your left them.

Very similar to yakuake (which I believe is a little bit better - but I don't install KDE apps on my gnome environment)

dazzlindonna
May 1st, 2009, 12:08 AM
My latest fave: geany


Geany is a small and lightweight Integrated Development Environment. It was developed to provide a small and fast IDE, which has only a few dependencies from other packages. Another goal was to be as independent as possible from a special Desktop Environment like KDE or GNOME - Geany only requires the GTK2 runtime libraries.

Some basic features of Geany:

* Syntax highlighting
* Code folding
* Symbol name auto-completion
* Construct completion/snippets
* Auto-closing of XML and HTML tags
* Call tips
* Many supported filetypes including C, Java, PHP, HTML, Python, Perl, Pascal (full list)
* Symbol lists
* Code navigation
* Build system to compile and execute your code
* Simple project management
* Plugin interface (see Plugins)

Geany is known to run under Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, MacOS X, AIX v5.3, Solaris Express and Windows. More generally, it should run on every platform, which is supported by the GTK libraries. Only the Windows port of Geany is missing some features.

The reason I went in search of a text editor / IDE to replace gedit was because I needed a way to easily save files using the old Windows DOS file format with CR/LF line endings. While there were other ways to handle it, they were all extra steps, clunky, etc.

Geany gives me the option to set the line endings in Windows, Unix or Mac format, so it won my heart. I love everything else about it too, btw, so it was an easy decision for me to stick with it.

DJ_Peng
May 3rd, 2009, 04:15 PM
Geany rocks! :guitar: I don't recall where I found Geany but it was a perfect tool to take over for Notepad+ that I used to use when I was a Windows user. Now Geany is one of the first things I re-install when I do a fresh Ubuntu install. All I really need to recall each time is which PPA I get it from, but it turns out the Geany devs (https://launchpad.net/%7Egeany-dev/+archive/ppa) have their own PPA.

sistoviejo
May 3rd, 2009, 05:42 PM
My latest fave: geany



The reason I went in search of a text editor / IDE to replace gedit was because I needed a way to easily save files using the old Windows DOS file format with CR/LF line endings. While there were other ways to handle it, they were all extra steps, clunky, etc.

Geany gives me the option to set the line endings in Windows, Unix or Mac format, so it won my heart. I love everything else about it too, btw, so it was an easy decision for me to stick with it.

dazzlindonna, You can also try madedit. It sounds like you would like it too.
It's not on the repos but you can find a .deb package here:
http://madedit.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Main_Page

Siggma
May 3rd, 2009, 06:58 PM
Red5 flash media streamer (http://osflash.org/red5) is cool. Makes it more difficult to steal bandwidth by streaming flash content. Requires Java5-bin or Java6-bin.


IPTRAF (http://iptraf.seul.org/) is also cool for monitoring your net hardware, especially if you have a web server.

PuTTy (http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/) is cool for SSH.

Exaile is awesome for music, it's in the repos.

:KS

Junkieman
May 4th, 2009, 10:25 AM
@dazzlindonna Geany is great, being a fanatical text-edit-junkie :)

benj1
May 5th, 2009, 05:38 PM
+1 for geany

also

randomplay -- does exactly what it says on the tin, from the console.

ipython -- very nice python shell

guake -- quake/yakuake style terminal for gnome, much better than tilda

danleweb
May 6th, 2009, 12:10 PM
Back In Time (http://backintime.le-web.org) - a simple backup tool for Linux.

Hells_Dark
May 6th, 2009, 12:20 PM
slurm - monitoring network stuff (cli) :)

GOwin
May 16th, 2009, 03:06 AM
Graphical Database Designer/Visualizer:

http://ondras.zarovi.cz/sql/demo/

doorknob60
May 16th, 2009, 04:55 AM
Clamz: http://code.google.com/p/clamz/

It lets you download Amazon MP3 files. You can use their downloader, but their's only supports a few distros and only 32 bit. And this one is open source. Works great for me in Arch64 :) Dunno if it's in Ubuntu repositories though, but it's easy to compile (no dependencies really).

ubuntu27
May 17th, 2009, 07:40 PM
Clamz: http://code.google.com/p/clamz/

It lets you download Amazon MP3 files. You can use their downloader, but their's only supports a few distros and only 32 bit. And this one is open source. Works great for me in Arch64 :) Dunno if it's in Ubuntu repositories though, but it's easy to compile (no dependencies really).

Thank you doorknob! I have Ubuntu 64bit so I had trouble with Amazon's MP3 Downloader.

I will try clamz some other time.


People should e-mail or call amazon.com and tell them that there are quite many people who are using 64-bit OS.

I already did it, but they did not read my message. I only got an automatic reply stating where the F&Q are. Useless.

amateur-geek
May 19th, 2009, 05:17 PM
Gnome Do
This is a handy search tool for searching your desktop. It flashes up options as you type, until you get what you want.


Guake
A Quake style drop-down terminal for Gnome.

Amateur.

SanskritFritz
May 19th, 2009, 09:37 PM
A command line gem:
undvd: dvd ripping made easy

http://www.matusiak.eu/numerodix/blog/index.php/2007/01/30/undvd-dvd-ripping-made-easy/

Surprisingly good!

hellarough
May 22nd, 2009, 09:08 AM
R--It's a statistics program that can do much much more. Best downloaded and installed separately. Also best with a CLI.

I used that for my stats class, I love how powerful it is.

elianthony
May 22nd, 2009, 06:32 PM
I love gLabels. It'll print on any kind of Avery label I've found so far, and then some. It even does barcodes. I think it's in the repo's, not sure though since I came across it at GetDeb.net (http://www.getdeb.net).

Also...
Tea Text Editor -- in the repo's
Wixi (a wiki app) -- in the repo's
Rednotebook (http://linux.softpedia.com/get/Office/News-Diary/RedNotebook-44472.shtml) -- An awesome journal/diary app.

olejorgen
May 24th, 2009, 11:13 PM
Just stubmled over this article: http://www.tuxradar.com/content/100-open-source-gems-part-1

Lots of somewhat obsucre, but cool, software :)

billgoldberg
May 24th, 2009, 11:21 PM
I'm not sure much people know Transmission has a webinterface.

Just mentioning.

corney91
May 25th, 2009, 03:32 PM
I don't know how well known Winefish is but it's an awesome LaTeX editor.
And I'm sure I've posted gmusicbrowser before but it's just that amazing, I'll do it again :D

darkzeus85
May 25th, 2009, 09:59 PM
I use roadnav for real time driving directions just like dashboard gps devices. It dose require a gps antenna to be attached in order to receive position data but it seems to work well if you have a small computer or tablet pc and some kind of mount to use while driving or if you have a co pilot.

I also found out it also handles .GPX files for all of the Geocachers out there.

For more information on geocaching check out the web site at geocaching.com Great hobby/sport for gps and/or outdoor enthusiasts.

doorknob60
May 26th, 2009, 06:29 AM
WinFF: http://winff.org/html/ or http://code.google.com/p/winff/

Open soure simple GUI to convert media files using ffmpeg. Has loads of presets to convert the video/song to the right format for things like iPods, Rockboxed MP3 players, PSPs, and just generic formats like WMV or MP3. I use it to convert videos to play on my Sansa e260 with Rockbox, and it works great :)

Chame_Wizard
May 26th, 2009, 08:55 AM
K-phone (http://sourceforge.net/projects/kphone)
Have to find out,how it's work.:(

meindian523
May 26th, 2009, 11:27 AM
I'm not sure much people know Transmission has a webinterface.

Just mentioning.
I know,but never found out what's it's use.

Viva
May 26th, 2009, 12:58 PM
Commander Stalin - Excellent RTS game. It is based on boswars, but it has much better graphics and some music. Very similar to Red Alert

http://commanderstalin.sourceforge.net/

SanskritFritz
May 26th, 2009, 09:41 PM
I know,but never found out what's it's use.
Use it when Transmission is in daemon mode. This means, you have a server where Transmission runs all the time, and you can control it from a browser.

Eviltechie
May 26th, 2009, 09:44 PM
Someone recommended deluge to me the other day. It has a dameion and a full web UI (config and everything) so it would be ideal for running on a server.

LinuxGuy1234
May 26th, 2009, 10:08 PM
recordMyDesktop is GREAT. Qt, GTK and command-line versions available! Records into Ogg Vorbis video files (.OGV).

zobcat
May 26th, 2009, 10:16 PM
Well, its not in the official repos, but it's such a cool app that I had to share it's deb:

https://launchpad.net/~flimm/+archive/ppa/+files/earcandy_0.4-0ubuntu1_all.deb

Ear Candy lowers the volume of whatever you're listening to if you open another application with sound. i.e. Music Player fades out when you click play on a youtube video.

aeiah
May 26th, 2009, 10:42 PM
Someone recommended deluge to me the other day. It has a dameion and a full web UI (config and everything) so it would be ideal for running on a server.

you can also connect the standard GUI to a daemon that's running remotley (over the net or local network) if you're on a linux machine, which is even more convenient than the web interface i think, since it feels more natural. there's a deluge windows client too but i dont know how well a linux daemon with windows gui front end would work.

Junkieman
May 28th, 2009, 07:54 PM
This is actually a Firefox add-on, but I think it totally rocks either way!

Pencil (http://www.evolus.vn/Pencil/Home.html) is a free tool for creating flow diagrams and GUI prototyping, very very useful for making mock-up screens for us developers :)

toupeiro
June 5th, 2009, 10:02 AM
RackTables.

Not in the repositories. This is an Enterprise Asset Management tool specifically around Datacenters/Server rooms It's a LAMP application that is very professional, intuitive and an absolute lifesaver for medium/large server farms.

http://racktables.org

The Real Dave
June 5th, 2009, 10:20 AM
Not an app, but a Firefox add-on, but still worth a mention I reckon :D

DownThem All, a great download manger, accelerator, and mass downloader that runs from within Firefox. Get it through tools>add-ons>get add-ons and then just search. Its lightweight, and it unlike many other download "accelerators" it actually works. Eg, ATM I'm downloading an Ophcrack ISO. Through the Firefox downloader, I was getting around 20Kb/s, with DownThem all, average of 80Kb/s, at times going up to around 400-500Kb/s. Other people have reported even better increases.

www.downthemall.net

Give it a try :D

valex
June 5th, 2009, 10:23 AM
recordMyDesktop is GREAT. Qt, GTK and command-line versions available! Records into Ogg Vorbis video files (.OGV).

how did u convert OGV to MPEG ?

WatchingThePain
June 5th, 2009, 10:27 AM
Clive

papangul
June 5th, 2009, 10:45 AM
Webmin - a web-based interface for system administration:
http://www.webmin.com/index.html

One can also use it like a "Learn linux system administration in a day" guide book(remember the good old "Learn DOS in a day"?). Since it offers a bird's eye view of the system, the options that are associated with a command or configuration file are apparent with a glimpse, you don't have to go through lengthy manuals to know that they exist.

DJ_Peng
June 5th, 2009, 08:31 PM
Not an app, but a Firefox add-on, but still worth a mention I reckon :D

DownThem All, a great download manger, accelerator, and mass downloader that runs from within Firefox. Get it through tools>add-ons>get add-ons and then just search. Its lightweight, and it unlike many other download "accelerators" it actually works. Eg, ATM I'm downloading an Ophcrack ISO. Through the Firefox downloader, I was getting around 20Kb/s, with DownThem all, average of 80Kb/s, at times going up to around 400-500Kb/s. Other people have reported even better increases.

www.downthemall.net (http://www.downthemall.net)

Give it a try :D
DtA seriously rocks. I just wish there were an Epiphany extension that provides the same behavior (the Gwget extension for Epiphany (http://packages.ubuntu.com/es/jaunty/epiphany-extension-gwget) doesn't allow me to select the files to download like DtA does) for those of us who are tired of the Fx devs adding more extensions to the base app with every upgrade. I'm even hearing Fx/Win users complaining about how much slower Fx3 is than Fx2, and this user hates having to fire up Fx just to use DtA.

keiichidono
June 5th, 2009, 10:05 PM
I like Google Chrome, Tuxguitar, SMPlayer, Dropbox, and Deluge.

ubuntu27
June 5th, 2009, 11:05 PM
I like Google Chrome

Are you using Google Chrome (http://www.google.com/chrome) with Wine (http://www.winehq.org/) or Chromium (http://code.google.com/chromium/), the Open Source browser that Google Chrome is based on?

Tibuda
June 5th, 2009, 11:38 PM
Are you using Google Chrome (http://www.google.com/chrome) with Wine (http://www.winehq.org/) or Chromium (http://code.google.com/chromium/), the Open Source browser that Google Chrome is based on?

Google Chrome Dev Preview for Linux and Mac OS X was just released. See http://dev.chromium.org/getting-involved/dev-channel

DJ_Peng
June 6th, 2009, 07:26 PM
I've snagged Chromium but I'm not thrilled with it yet. Unfortunately Chrome|Linux/Chromium is way too unfinished to be very useful to me as either a primary or even a secondary browser yet. I can't even set my start/home page in the damned thing yet. :(

ETA: I stand corrected. They have finally given us a useful Options dialog so we can in fact set our home page. Hopefully plugins will be arriving before too long so I can use it to view YouTube vids.

Xylar Wasterend
June 8th, 2009, 11:31 PM
Mozilla SeaMonkey's Nightlies. Not the official releases such as 1.1.15 no-bin, which I found to be horrible, actually, but rather the whole suite, found at: http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/seamonkey/nightly/latest-trunk/ . Been using Mozilla Suite nightlies since 2004, and continued even after the brand name change to SeaMonkey. The .tar.bz2 file as well as the extra archive within are simply extracted to a folder and run straight from it (seamonkey, not seamonkey-bin), no official installation needed. :)

kimberlite
June 11th, 2009, 09:59 PM
Webmin - a web-based interface for system administration:
http://www.webmin.com/index.html

One can also use it like a "Learn linux system administration in a day" guide book(remember the good old "Learn DOS in a day"?). Since it offers a bird's eye view of the system, the options that are associated with a command or configuration file are apparent with a glimpse, you don't have to go through lengthy manuals to know that they exist.

Yes, it is really cool. Thanks.

majamba
June 11th, 2009, 10:04 PM
boxee is online media center that allows you to watch online streams

keiichidono
June 17th, 2009, 03:34 AM
Are you using Google Chrome (http://www.google.com/chrome) with Wine (http://www.winehq.org/) or Chromium (http://code.google.com/chromium/), the Open Source browser that Google Chrome is based on?

Chromium, it's much better than the dev preview or using WINE.

ukripper
June 19th, 2009, 09:09 AM
Not sure if mentioned earlier:

FREENX - Secure and easy to setup and run over SSH. It allows you to access your desktop from another machine over the Internet or LAN. NX client available for Linux, Windows and Mac as well which is quiet useful just like VNC but lot easier to setup than VNC. https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FreeNX

DROPBOX - http://www.getdropbox.com/ gives 2GB free space for Linux,Mac and Windows.

Unetbootin - Easy way to create bootable USB drives on both Windows and Linux http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/

Grsync - Graphical user interface for rsync to sync/backup files locally or remotely through SSH. It is in ubuntu repos.

rkirk
June 20th, 2009, 07:47 PM
I'm almost certain someone's mentioned this earlier in the thread, but it's the only app I use that's not already popular: rTorrent (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RTorrent) is a BitTorrent client that runs from the command line. It might be psychological, but I also swear it's faster than KTorrent or Transmission.

lord.dreiden
June 22nd, 2009, 04:58 PM
to rkirk...
i use rtorrent... first it might be confusing, the shorcuts, the config file. but once its al configurated... it works like a charm... in my opinion rtorrent must run with "screen". then you can access from anyware by ssh. I use my Nokia N95 with putty for symbian and control rtorrent by ssh. hehe.. and yes... i dont know why but its faster!

arkster00
June 22nd, 2009, 07:29 PM
Not sure if mentioned earlier:

FREENX - Secure and easy to setup and run over SSH. It allows you to access your desktop from another machine over the Internet or LAN. NX client available for Linux, Windows and Mac as well which is quiet useful just like VNC but lot easier to setup than VNC. https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FreeNX



This is awesome. I used another client previously to access my desktop over ssh but that had so much lag.

Dharmachakra
June 22nd, 2009, 07:34 PM
I just started using SoX (http://sox.sourceforge.net/), a cross-platform, command-line utility I use to convert and trim audio files. Quite simple and quick. It does a whole bunch of other things too.

Dark Aspect
June 22nd, 2009, 08:24 PM
Cooliris (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/5579)

Not really an application but rather a Firefox addon

lshw (http://ezix.org/project/wiki/HardwareLiSter)

A program like CPU-Z but under Linux, its in the repositories.

mlame (http://aur.archlinux.org/packages/mlame/)

A script for lame that allows multiple media files.

DJ_Peng
June 24th, 2009, 09:29 PM
Cooliris (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/5579)

Not really an application but rather a Firefox addon
Very nice. Too bad it's useless to me since I decided to kick Firefox to the curb as my primary web browser.

meindian523
June 25th, 2009, 07:30 AM
Not exactly unknown,but I want to put these out there:

Warzone2100

A real good Real Time Strategy which are a rare species in Linux,for god knows what reasons

ExFalso

Tag editor.'nuff said

Audacity

For a newb to audio editing like me to do amazing stuff with music with this application is nothing but a credit to the app

Viva
June 25th, 2009, 07:44 AM
Not exactly unknown,but I want to put these out there:

Warzone2100

A real good Real Time Strategy which are a rare species in Linux,for god knows what reasons

ExFalso

Tag editor.'nuff said

Audacity

For a newb to audio editing like me to do amazing stuff with music with this application is nothing but a credit to the app

I find boswars and Commander Stalin better than warzone.

magmon
June 25th, 2009, 07:49 AM
How about Glest? Ive yet to beat the AI on even the lowest difficulty, but its still fun lol.

phantom232
June 25th, 2009, 07:53 AM
I would say BANSHEE. a good alternative to Itunes. works really well with Ipods.

meindian523
June 25th, 2009, 01:33 PM
Will try Commander Stalin.BosWars,been there,done that,didn't like it.

philcamlin
June 25th, 2009, 01:36 PM
i use deluge for torrents:popcorn::popcorn::popcorn:

Viva
June 25th, 2009, 01:45 PM
Will try Commander Stalin.BosWars,been there,done that,didn't like it.

Commander stalin is based on boswars, but much better imo.

ubuntu27
June 25th, 2009, 09:33 PM
I never knew about Commander Stalin. Is it new?
The screenshots looks impressive.

I will try it out today after I return home.

http://commanderstalin.sourceforge.net/

Viva
June 26th, 2009, 03:13 AM
I never knew about Commander Stalin. Is it new?
The screenshots looks impressive.

I will try it out today after I return home.

http://commanderstalin.sourceforge.net/

Its been around for some time. The graphics and music are awesome compared to Boswars. Shows how simple changes can make opensource games beautiful.

Chilli Bob
June 26th, 2009, 08:06 AM
I've just spent the last few hours using the script writing software, Celtx, and already I know I can't live without it.

http://celtx.com/index.html

MikeTheC
June 26th, 2009, 08:12 AM
I'd tell you, but then you'd know. And that means it would no longer be an application that others might not know of. Then, at that point, it would no longer qualify for mentioning in this thread.

Hence my conflict.

pt123
June 26th, 2009, 10:25 AM
I just read about this cool application on digg called Meiga
A detailed blog review by someone
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/dead-simple-file-sharing-with-meiga-linux/

Digg it
http://digg.com/linux_unix/Meiga_One_of_The_Best_Linux_File_Sharing_Programs

magmon
June 26th, 2009, 10:28 AM
kiriki. Its like yahtzee, I love it lol.

Dark Aspect
June 26th, 2009, 10:33 AM
Very nice. Too bad it's useless to me since I decided to kick Firefox to the curb as my primary web browser.

What web browser do you use? Cooliris supports Firefox, Safari and ie. Opera doesn't seem to be supported though.

DJ_Peng
June 26th, 2009, 09:30 PM
I use GNOME's Epiphany. I didn't look to see if it's supported, but I've seen a lot of addons for Firefox that support Opera, Safari, etc. (like StumbleUpon) and nobody's managed to post it to Epiphany yet.

HavocXphere
June 26th, 2009, 09:38 PM
Devilspie.

RATM_Owns
June 27th, 2009, 01:06 AM
Uzbl (http://www.uzbl.org/)

ubuntu27
June 27th, 2009, 05:09 AM
Guys/Girls, don't forget to add a description of the applications or programs that you mention.

l-x-l
June 27th, 2009, 06:54 AM
Thanks to all those that recommended Terminator. I love it.

gldearman
June 27th, 2009, 05:35 PM
This isn't that obscure, and I'm sure someone has already mentioned it, but:


imagemagick (http://www.imagemagick.org/)

It's a command-line image editing tool. I love it. It keeps me from having to fire up the Gimp for more than half the image edits I do.

Vadi
June 27th, 2009, 06:28 PM
Looks promising: http://yorba.org/shotwell/

esunday
June 28th, 2009, 12:40 AM
Google Chrome is now available, in a very rough early form, for Ubuntu, they have a repository set up, so it'll even do automatic updates, etc. You'll have to search, I lost the info on the repository site and all.... but its somewhere in google.

ukripper
June 29th, 2009, 02:50 PM
This is awesome. I used another client previously to access my desktop over ssh but that had so much lag.

Exactly FreeNX is there to overcome those lags of High latency and low bandwidth links, which makes FreeNX the best remote administration/remote desktop open source app using SSH.

Arup
June 29th, 2009, 05:39 PM
Multiget, best download manager that rivals Orbit and FDM in Windows, its in Jaunty repos and getdeb has other vesions for Intrepid and Hardy. http://multiget.sourceforge.net/

Arup
June 29th, 2009, 06:04 PM
Stardict can pronounce words? Really? I've never come acros that feature.

But I second this. Stardict is a great app!

You need to download WyabdcRealPeopleTTS from WordWeb site at wordweb.info/free, unzip it and move the folder to /usr/share then fire up stardict and select aplay in sound command.

esunday
June 30th, 2009, 12:36 AM
Google Chrome is now available, in a very rough early form, for Ubuntu, they have a repository set up, so it'll even do automatic updates, etc. You'll have to search, I lost the info on the repository site and all.... but its somewhere in google.

The Google repository is

http://dl.google.com/linux/deb/

I don't know the key source, but just google about and you'll find it, if I did anyone can .....

magmon
June 30th, 2009, 12:46 AM
The Google repository is

http://dl.google.com/linux/deb/

I don't know the key source, but just google about and you'll find it, if I did anyone can .....

Your link gave me a 404, lol.

kickwin
June 30th, 2009, 12:49 AM
Artha (http://artha.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Home) - a cool english-english thesaurus & dictionary. I have never come across a better dictionary than this one that can run on linux. Not very popular yet though :(

And for those who have used Wordweb in Windows and miss a similar app in Linux, you must try Artha.

esunday
July 1st, 2009, 12:13 AM
Your link gave me a 404, lol.

Ah well, I'm such a noob. Go back a step and just google for info about Google's pre-pre-pre-alpha of Chrome for Linux. I think I found the info on a thread outside of the google site.

Vadi
July 1st, 2009, 01:54 AM
Artha (http://artha.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Home) - a cool english-english thesaurus & dictionary. I have never come across a better dictionary than this one that can run on linux. Not very popular yet though :(

And for those who have used Wordweb in Windows and miss a similar app in Linux, you must try Artha.

Well you just increased that by one! Thank you!

Viva
July 1st, 2009, 08:35 AM
Artha (http://artha.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Home) - a cool english-english thesaurus & dictionary. I have never come across a better dictionary than this one that can run on linux. Not very popular yet though :(

And for those who have used Wordweb in Windows and miss a similar app in Linux, you must try Artha.

I second that. Must have software on ubuntu.

binbash
July 1st, 2009, 09:18 AM
Google Chrome is now available, in a very rough early form, for Ubuntu, they have a repository set up, so it'll even do automatic updates, etc. You'll have to search, I lost the info on the repository site and all.... but its somewhere in google.

Chromium is better in my opinion.Why would i go for a Google Brand for nothing?

philip5
July 9th, 2009, 12:12 AM
I might have 1,5 application to suggest. The half is because it's an app that have been around a while but is getting a total make over that makes it awesome from have been very cool, Digikam 1.0.0 beta 2 (for now). More about it below.

The first app otherwise I want to mension is Shutter that is a screenshot app on steroids. It have been introduced in the Ubuntu 9.10 repo but so far what I know only the 0.72.1 version and the latest and greatest is version 0.80 (for the moment). You can find packages of Shutter for ubuntu 9.04 (jaunty) on my repo mentioned in my signature. You can read and have a look at the app on their site: http://shutter-project.org It can do almost everthing you can imagine and more about taking, manipulating and uploading screenshots and it does it very well.

If you like to try the cutting edge version of Digikam then you could use the packages on my repo for (k)ubuntu 9.04 (jaunty) that holds packages of Digikam 1.0.0 beta 2 (for the moment) among a bunch of other updated packages. (Not sure how well the latest version of Digikam works in Gnome though)

I love what's going on with Digikam and it surely gives i.e Adobe Lightroom and Bibble a run for their buck! I almost can't wait for Digikam to be in final version even though the beta works pretty well so far and have a bunch of new features and look than the old 0.10.x-version.

The url and instructions on how to use my repo are found below in my signature.

Have fun!

cb951303
July 18th, 2009, 01:50 PM
nice little dvd ripper: http://thoggen.net/

Ian dewhurst
July 18th, 2009, 02:47 PM
I use songbird so much better than amarok!
Integration with last.fm and if you miss the fact you can view the lyrics of songs just add the lyricmaster addon

ubuntu27
July 19th, 2009, 08:14 AM
These are not programs, but web services:


Blip.TV (http://blip.tv/)(still in Beta)

identi.ca (https://identi.ca/) instead of Twitter


Libre.fm (http://libre.fm/)

binbash
July 19th, 2009, 08:16 AM
nice little dvd ripper: http://thoggen.net/

Can this one extract subtitles?

cb951303
July 19th, 2009, 11:48 AM
Can this one extract subtitles?

not yet but it will in the future.

DJ_Peng
July 20th, 2009, 12:28 PM
nice little dvd ripper: http://thoggen.net/

Can this one extract subtitles?
I think VLC can rip with subtitles (aka Closed Captions, or as I call them, caps) but I'm not 100% sure. One app I've found that can use caps is the app I use to convert videos for my iriver E100 (http://www.iriverinc.com/e100/prod/e100common.aspx): iriviter (http://iriverter.thestaticvoid.com/). It supports not only the iriver players, but also Creative's Zen and several models from iAUDIO. It may not look all that great full screen (vids I rip for the E100 have a resolution of 320x240 for my 2.4" screen, but other players may use larger screen sizes), but I was able to enjoy the pilot for Aaron Sorkin's Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0485842/) over the weekend, complete with closed captions.

One issue with their website: They don't have a site that gracefully sits in a windowed (non full screen) browser. I tend to have my browser window measuring about 817x667 (according to an old screenshot I have on my drive) and part of the text on the left hand side is cut off, with the horizontal scroll bar all the way to the left.


I use songbird so much better than amarok!
Integration with last.fm and if you miss the fact you can view the lyrics of songs just add the lyricmaster addon
I tried Songbird a few years ago and hated the UI on it so much I banned it from my hard drive. I'll have to give the current version a try to see if it's any better. Plus I want to see if it supports my E100 since Rhythmbox can never see the darned thing.

Matthewthegreat
July 22nd, 2009, 10:19 PM
Xpenguins

It's a fun app that makes little penguins walk all over your desktop. :cool:

etnlIcarus
July 25th, 2009, 01:22 PM
Without reading all 167 pages of this thread, are there any graphical (preferably GTK+ without Gnome deps or Qt4 without KDE deps) FTP clients I should be aware of besides gFTP and Filezilla?

Cheers in advance.

treesurf
July 25th, 2009, 03:07 PM
Without reading all 167 pages of this thread, are there any graphical (preferably GTK+ without Gnome deps or Qt4 without KDE deps) FTP clients I should be aware of besides gFTP and Filezilla?

Cheers in advance.


Try the FireFTP plugin for Firefox. If you don't mind running your FTP client from inside a browser window, it works great.

etnlIcarus
July 25th, 2009, 03:10 PM
Tried FireFTP years ago. I'm not a fan of running half my OS through my web browser, however.

SlugSlug
July 25th, 2009, 03:13 PM
hellanzb: I don't know why it's not more popular. I guess because torrents are more popular than usenet. but for grabbing binary files, it's definitely the best program that exists.


I used to use this - I then swapped to sabnzbd during Jaunty beta's - it's much better !

:popcorn:

aaronp
July 25th, 2009, 09:53 PM
Without reading all 167 pages of this thread, are there any graphical (preferably GTK+ without Gnome deps or Qt4 without KDE deps) FTP clients I should be aware of besides gFTP and Filezilla?

Cheers in advance.

I'd say try FireFTP - add-on for Firefox.
I use it for all my FTP.

cheers
Aaron

aaronp
July 25th, 2009, 09:55 PM
I'd say try FireFTP - add-on for Firefox.
I use it for all my FTP.

cheers
Aaron

Oops sorry guys, sent my response before reading everyone else's!!
I also recommend FireFTP ;-)

ckonestroh
July 25th, 2009, 11:12 PM
Sorry to say ...

I don't use half these apps with so many Firefox add-ons there is no need for this many apps locally....

I would rather spend my time testing other Linux Distro's such as Fedora 11, Opensuse, Linux Mint etc.....


I also find with not being in college anymore there is less need for all these apps....

Email, Music and pay bills are at the top of my list....

My top apps are Ardour, Amarok, SongBird, Audacity, gtk-recordMyDesktop, Rhythombox, Frostwire, Google Gadgets, Opera, Firefox, qbittorent, Gnome Do, Gimp, stopwatch


Well keep posting... I would like to know what the best bittorent is?

DJ_Peng
July 26th, 2009, 01:53 PM
While this is just my own experience, I actually find all of the Firefox addons useless since I decided that I would use another browser due to Firefox 3 getting bloated enough to make a WinXP user see how slow it's getting, plus my own seeing how many addons are being added to the core app that now devs have to write removeons to get back behaviors that have been in Firefox since 1.5. I realize Fx3's the default browser in Ubuntu because so many people love it, but that love is far from universal. I do keep the Fox around, but only when I need to download vids (The Epiphany Vid Downloader addon doesn't work as wll as the Fox's) or to download multiple files (such as wallpapers) from a single page. Byond that I've actually had to learn how to do without such great addons as Copy Link Name and Gmail Notifier since there aren't tools for Epiphany that do the job, as well if not all.

As for a torrent app, I loved using Azureus when I was able to do more torrent stuff. I've used a few others (can't recall which ones they were) but Azureus was always my go-to torrent client.

etnlIcarus
July 26th, 2009, 02:08 PM
Firefox 3.5 is actually lighter than the webkit browsers I've tried and more responsive than Opera. 3.0 was a mess, though.

DJ_Peng
July 26th, 2009, 02:46 PM
I know what you mean. I looked at Opera and it's simply a 3rd or 4th tier browser for me. I've got Chromium installed, and I'll use it when I need to either check one of my other Gmail accounts (but not both) or I want to look at a site that doesn't require Flash, etc., that seems to be misbehaving in Epiphany. Although I made both a launcher and an Alias for GNOME Do for Firefox 2 for some of my Fx work just so I could do it without firing up Fx3. Yes, it's slower and some of my old addons aren't compatible anymore, but it doens't require Remove-ons.

I hate to see what I've been missing since I stopped following the addon forums over at mozillaZine when I made the switchover to Epiphany for a good 90% of my web browsing. I stopped reading the threads because they were too aggrevating/derpressing seieng what hoops addon devs were being forced to jump through in the spirit of resolving the "many requests" they got from what must be noobs to Firefox. the Foz was great because it used to be sleek and fast and if you wanted another feature you just had to find an addon, but as of Firefox 3 it looks like the devs were throwing away history in favor of getting Firefox to look and behave like IE, Safari and (maybe) Opera. When FIrefox 2 reached it's end of life date it was like an very good old friend died.

saintthomas
July 29th, 2009, 11:19 AM
Gnucash.
Very easy to use for normal accounting purposes.

Clive
you can use clive to download youtube videos to mpg4 format. Usage is very simple just like this
clive http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQ5iEmGNAlo

saintthomas
August 3rd, 2009, 10:22 AM
recordmydesktop
Really great tool to capture your desktop activitiy. :D It will capute any movements you do in your desktop and will give a .ogv video file output. :P Really great eh...? Just watch a recordmydesktop output in youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQ5iEmGNAlo

saintthomas
August 3rd, 2009, 10:39 AM
good thread, i'm definitely giving some of these applications a shot.

There are two scripts in my signature that I know no one uses but me. Included in these scripts is:

theyoke: a very simple CLI rss aggregator. it's good to use in conjunction with wget or some other application for grabbing files or posts.

youtube-dl: command line program for downloading youtube videos.

----------------

some others I use that aren't super popular:

Stellarium: In my mind, the best astronomy program. I like it much better than celestia because it's like looking at the night's sky from your house.

hellanzb: I don't know why it's not more popular. I guess because torrents are more popular than usenet. but for grabbing binary files, it's definitely the best program that exists.

gcolor2: a very nice program for web development. it will tell you the color of anything on your computer.
clive also is very easy-to-use CLI programme to download youtube videos.

matthew.ball
August 3rd, 2009, 11:47 AM
So is:


$>cd /tmp
$>cp FlashXXXXXX ~/Videos/<title>.fla

Sorry, I had to...

coldReactive
August 3rd, 2009, 01:55 PM
Does zim use mediawiki code format when making pages?


recordmydesktop
Really great tool to capture your desktop activitiy. :D It will capute any movements you do in your desktop and will give a .ogv video file output. :P Really great eh...? Just watch a recordmydesktop output in youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQ5iEmGNAlo

Make sure to set gtk-recordmydesktop to 50 FPS, unless you did.

Tibuda
August 3rd, 2009, 02:23 PM
So is:



Sorry, I had to...

You can also use your file manager if you prefer a GUI.

fcuk112
August 4th, 2009, 03:18 AM
to prep a new machine at the moment, i first do "sudo tasksel" and install LAMP and SAMBA.

then i run


sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras irssi build-essential checkgmail guake gnome-do compizconfig-settings-manager fusion-icon vlc lm-sensors sensors-applet avant-window-navigator virtualbox-ose vim-full texlive-latex-base k3b agave miro gisomount glabels nautilus-open-terminal geany monodevelop ruby rubygems ruby1.8-dev libsqlite3-dev gedit-plugins git-core rails


most of these have already been mentioned, but to summarize:
ubuntu-restricted-extras - codecs, fonts, etc.
irssi - irc client
build-essential - for compiling stuff
checkgmail - gmail tray notifier
guake - terminal dropdown (i map it to F9)
gnome-do - application launcher
compizconfig-settings-manager - for compiz
fusion-icon - tray icon for compiz
vlc - media player
lm-sensors - to detect CPU/GPU/mobo temps
sensors-applet - display said temps in panel
avant-window-navigator - dock
virtualbox-ose - VM
vim-full - full version of vim
texlive-latex-base - latex
k3b - cd/dvd burner
agave - color management
miro - media rss player
gisomount - to mount iso files
glabels - to print labels
nautilus-open-terminal - open a terminal within nautilus
geany - development
monodevelop - C# / GTK development
ruby
rubygems
ruby1.8-dev
libsqlite3-dev
gedit-plugins
git-core
rails - for ruby/rails development

i also install skype and dropbox from their respective sites (use the link in my signature for dropbox!).

and finally these FF addons rock:
adblock plus - block adverts
delicious - bookmarks management in the cloud
yoono - social network management
fast dial - thumbnails of frequently accessed websites
downloadthemall! - download manager

jis
August 4th, 2009, 09:50 AM
So is:



Sorry, I had to...

Using that makes your computer faster as videos can be played without Adobe Flash plugin ;)

Perhaps more convenient way to do it is to use YouTube Perfect:
http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/38074
Still all video sites should provide alternative to using Flash plugin by default without additional custom scripts.

celinelee
August 4th, 2009, 10:12 AM
I recommend an unknown but great little programs here:

EasyEye picture viewer: a light image viewer, it's frameless and can open multiple images at the same time.


Edit:

Another program, mpeg video wizard dvd, a great video editing tool for mpeg files.

miegiel
August 5th, 2009, 01:57 PM
sudo apt-get install vnstat

CLI network trafic stats, today, yesterday, weekly and monthly up and download totals and estimates.


user@laptop:~$ vnstat

rx / tx / total / estimated
eth0:
yesterday 857.49 MB / 100.28 MB / 957.76 MB
today 753.54 MB / 83.24 MB / 836.78 MB / 1.33 GB

wlan0: Not enough data available yet.

mbz99
August 5th, 2009, 04:57 PM
Axel- accelerate download manager using multiple connections in the terminal.
aria2 - same Axel but support torrent.

stinkeye
August 6th, 2009, 08:18 PM
hot-babe
Just stumbled on this in medibuntu repo.
Description:
Hot-babe is a small graphical utility which display the system activity
in a very special way. When the CPU is idle, it displays a dressed girl,
and when the activity goes up, as the temperature increases, the girl
begins to undress, to finish totally naked when the system activity
reaches 100%. Of course, if you can be shocked by nudity, don't use it!

I'm not saying its useful or cool but I had to have a look.

Raffles10
August 6th, 2009, 09:49 PM
hot-babe
Just stumbled on this in medibuntu repo.
Description:
Hot-babe is a small graphical utility which display the system activity
in a very special way. When the CPU is idle, it displays a dressed girl,
and when the activity goes up, as the temperature increases, the girl
begins to undress, to finish totally naked when the system activity
reaches 100%. Of course, if you can be shocked by nudity, don't use it!

I'm not saying its useful or cool but I had to have a look.

This might tempt people to overuse their cpu's...:biggrin:

AutoFsck (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/AutoFsck)

sistoviejo
August 6th, 2009, 10:04 PM
hot-babe
Just stumbled on this in medibuntu repo.
Description:
Hot-babe is a small graphical utility which display the system activity
in a very special way. When the CPU is idle, it displays a dressed girl,
and when the activity goes up, as the temperature increases, the girl
begins to undress, to finish totally naked when the system activity
reaches 100%. Of course, if you can be shocked by nudity, don't use it!

I'm not saying its useful or cool but I had to have a look.

Use it together with folding@home!

SamJosRob
August 6th, 2009, 10:08 PM
Clive
you can use clive to download youtube videos to mpg4 format. Usage is very simple just like this
clive http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQ5iEmGNAlo

If one has the Totem movie player with the plugins to watch Youtube videos, one can copy the location of the video in totem and paste it into the browser. This downloads the video.

I thought it was a pretty cool.

stinkeye
August 6th, 2009, 11:32 PM
This might tempt people to overuse their cpu's...:biggrin:

AutoFsck (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/AutoFsck)

Well I was throttling the cpu , to use a euphemism.
EDIT: By the way does AutoFsck in you sig work with Jaunty.

Screwdriver0815
August 7th, 2009, 12:53 AM
If one has the Totem movie player with the plugins to watch Youtube videos, one can copy the location of the video in totem and paste it into the browser. This downloads the video.

I thought it was a pretty cool.

for that you also can use youtube-dl. its a terminal program. To use it, type into the terminal

youtube-dl and the link of the youtube video. To get best quality, just type:

youtube-dl -b link of vid

this saves the video as mp4 to your homefolder

upps, youtube-dl was already mentioned...

Tibuda
August 7th, 2009, 12:59 AM
for that you also can use youtube-dl. its a terminal program. To use it, type into the terminal

youtube-dl and the link of the youtube video. To get best quality, just type:

youtube-dl -b link of vid

this saves the video as mp4 to your homefolder

upps, youtube-dl was already mentioned...

Or you can, after the download is complete in YouTube, copy a file named FlashIDFJFI from /tmp using Nautilus to any folder, and adding the flv extension.

Robbyx
August 11th, 2009, 10:02 PM
I have noticed that none of the file managers I use show the true total MB of the contents of a folder. Has anyone seen a manager that gives the true total amount of space taken up by a folder and its sub folders and files?

Ric_NYC
August 12th, 2009, 11:48 PM
Xara Xtreme for Linux.

slakkie
August 13th, 2009, 12:04 AM
alpine - cli mail client
guessnet/ifplugd/wpa_supplicant - beats any network manager, configure your networks and go.
abcde - CD ripper (cli)
dict - dictionary (see dict.org) cli
fortune - need to say more, it pretty common, gnome had it as wanda the fish which spits out fortune messages cli
crystal-fvwm - a nice WM, never tried it long enough, but it look really cool out of the box
screen/irssi - think new users don't know these two cli
zsh - most people use bash, but zsh is just as nice cli
antiword/xlhtml/a2ps - combine these and you can print Office docs from the cli

Most apps for me are cli orientated, since I do a lot of stuff (almost everything) from a terminal. Konsole (but xterm when using windowmaker).

demarshall
August 13th, 2009, 06:47 AM
alpine - cli mail client
guessnet/ifplugd/wpa_supplicant - beats any network manager, configure your networks and go.
abcde - CD ripper (cli)
dict - dictionary (see dict.org) cli
fortune - need to say more, it pretty common, gnome had it as wanda the fish which spits out fortune messages cli
crystal-fvwm - a nice WM, never tried it long enough, but it look really cool out of the box
screen/irssi - think new users don't know these two cli
zsh - most people use bash, but zsh is just as nice cli
antiword/xlhtml/a2ps - combine these and you can print Office docs from the cli

Most apps for me are cli orientated, since I do a lot of stuff (almost everything) from a terminal. Konsole (but xterm when using windowmaker).

What is CLI?

slakkie
August 13th, 2009, 07:44 AM
command line interface

demarshall
August 13th, 2009, 11:50 AM
command line interface

Thanks! I should have known that. :-)

nico_forgot
August 18th, 2009, 08:00 PM
i read one post in passing on this thread, the text of which is simply, "command line interface," and thought it was a suggestion that the cli was a cool application that others might not know about.

i was cracking up! then i read the rest and got caught up. then i read more and got lost and thoroughly humbled.

again :D

oaxacamatt1
August 19th, 2009, 04:11 PM
Hey all,
I think alot of my favorites are listed somewhere in this group but I have found two games that I am VERY addicted to. They are:
1) Einstein,
2) and Gplanarity
both are in the 'all available' repos.
Cheers,
Matt

battleTop
August 21st, 2009, 08:48 PM
I use various apps with Ubuntu to get what I need done, and some things I enjoy doing.
Ardour: a great music recorder/editor. I use it with LADSPA plugins which are fairly common.
Screem: A great html editor
Elinks: sometimes I just want to read the text of a page, and not waste time looking at the flashy stuff. Many sites still support a non-graphical browsers. Also, for simplicity's sake, my server has no GUI environment so when checking 127.0.0.1 (loopback interface Elinks it is.
Lighttpd: Its actually a little less of a drain on the system than Apache I think.

The point is with Ubuntu being Debian based, there are so many possibilities.

Tamalin
August 21st, 2009, 09:41 PM
I have to say that one very useful piece of software I have come across is Komodo Edit, for PHP editing. http://www.activestate.com

Frak
August 22nd, 2009, 01:51 AM
I've been hiding this one for a while (haven't thought of it) but it's really useful:

http://www.ksplice.com/

Regenweald
August 23rd, 2009, 06:34 AM
pyrenamer


sudo aptitude install pyrenamer

great tool for bulk renaming of files, krename is it's KDE counterpart. Seems a great tool for bulk renaming, just found it in synaptic to work with some photos. Simple and very fast :)

jocheem67
August 23rd, 2009, 07:05 AM
Avidemux -- for all your encoding needs....beats most if not all windows-apps.
Imho better than mencoder/transcode/ffmpeg when encoding to xvid or x264, and with a gui....
It's not so unknown actually.

( For ripping I revert to wine with dvdfabhddecrypter, for subs I use subrip, all with wine of course.)

Jim_in_Omaha
August 26th, 2009, 02:41 AM
My cool program vote for the moment has to be Fotoxx. I remember paying for software that did not come close to this for Windows. And it uses multiple core processors. This world of Linux is getting better by the day.

jis
August 26th, 2009, 08:31 AM
My cool program vote for the moment has to be Fotoxx. I remember paying for software that did not come close to this for Windows. And it uses multiple core processors. This world of Linux is getting better by the day.

How did you get exif data support to it?

Robbyx
August 26th, 2009, 08:35 AM
My cool program vote for the moment has to be Fotoxx. I remember paying for software that did not come close to this for Windows. And it uses multiple core processors. This world of Linux is getting better by the day.

Can you please give the url to download for intrepid?

jis
August 26th, 2009, 08:47 AM
Can you please give the url to download for intrepid?

The deb files are available at
http://kornelix.squarespace.com/packages/
Additionally you may have to install libfreeimage3, ufraw and libimage-exiftool-perl (the answer to my own question).

Jim_in_Omaha
August 26th, 2009, 07:43 PM
The deb files are available at
http://kornelix.squarespace.com/packages/
Additionally you may have to install libfreeimage3, ufraw and libimage-exiftool-perl (the answer to my own question).

Yes it shows it on the .deb's for the 32 and 64.
I found it here:
http://www.getdeb.net/

-------------------------------------------------
fotoxx-8.2.2-32.deb
fotoxx-8.2.2-64.deb
The following programs are not needed to install fotoxx,
but are used by fotoxx at run time: ufraw, exiftool
-------------------------------------------------

The most amazing thing I'm finding with this is the panorama function. I have been digging through ton's of pics over the years where I took series of images of a wide area. I did not have the software then to make the panorama's out of them and kind of forgot about it. Fotoxx is doing an amazing job of stitching them together and automatically adjusting brightness and contrast of each image. You can also correct for bowing of the image where straight lines curve in your picture. The Red eye was right on fixing my granddaughters blue eyes that go red all the time.

Yet another great piece of software.

apmcd47
August 26th, 2009, 10:11 PM
Just discovered JEliza (http://sourceforge.net/projects/jeliza/). It is supposed to simulate Artificial Intelligence, so you can have a conversation with it. AFAIK, it's only in German atm and my German's not so good so I can't provide much detail, but it looks interesting...


Sounds like Alice :) http://www.tuxisalive.com/developer-corner/software/alicebot

Eliza (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ELIZA) came first. I seem to remember a version written in BASIC for the Commodore Pet.

Andrew

unutbu
August 26th, 2009, 10:22 PM
Eliza comes packaged in emacs (M-x doctor) too:


I am the psychotherapist. Please, describe your problems. Each time you are
finished talking, type RET twice.

Aren't you Eliza?

Eliza? Hah! I would appreciate it if you would continue.

I know you are Eliza.

Are you sure?

Yes, I am sure.

Why do you say yes you are sure?

Oh, come on, fess up.

Is it because of your plans that you say come on fess up?

Well, if you are not Eliza, who are you?

I believe you have inhibitions with eliza.

dragos240
August 26th, 2009, 10:31 PM
rig - random identity generator.

Mr. Picklesworth
August 29th, 2009, 05:09 PM
Ah! Here's a work of brilliance that hasn't been mentioned:

Inform 7! Deb packages and really well produced documentation is up at http://inform7.com/
This is one of the most professionally done free software products I have encountered.

Note that the version in the Ubuntu repos is Inform 6, which is quite vastly different.

dv3500ea
September 5th, 2009, 03:54 PM
keyrx - great if you have an ubuntu on an offline computer
lyx - a wysiwym document editor using latex
hedgewars - a linux clone of worms, the classic turn based strategy game

KIAaze
September 6th, 2009, 09:56 AM
Eliza comes packaged in emacs (M-x doctor) too:

While we're on the subject of emacs games: "Dunnet" is a great text-based adventure game that comes with emacs. :)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunnet_(game)

It came out in 1983, i.e. before Matrix. :p
(Ok, the allegory of the cave (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allegory_of_the_cave) is even older...)

DJ_Peng
September 6th, 2009, 04:07 PM
I've been offline for a bit, first due to my todo list getting way too long but then by my comp refusing to boot for a couple of weeks. It decided to work again yesterday so I'm going to comment on some thing I saw as I was trying to get caught up on the UF threads I follow.


pyrenamer


sudo aptitude install pyrenamer
great tool for bulk renaming of files, krename is it's KDE counterpart. Seems a great tool for bulk renaming, just found it in synaptic to work with some photos. Simple and very fast :)
Pyrenamer is a godsend. Whether I decide to change the naming pattern for files I already have or I snag a bunch of files off a particular site with DownThemAll that I want to rename to fit an existing filename schema (I really need to find a similar addon like DtA for Epiphany), pyrenamer has saved me so much time it's now a MUST INSTALL when I install a new version of Ubuntu from a formatted drive.


rig - random identity generator.
Hmmm. I may have to look into this one.

kuthulu
September 9th, 2009, 07:54 PM
gnome-connection-manager, not in the repos, but you can get the deb here (http://kuthulu.com/gcm)

it's like putty connection manager for windows, you can login automatically to ssh/telnet, save password, split consoles... very handy if you work with lots of ssh consoles every day.

papangul
September 10th, 2009, 04:03 AM
For copying and moving files between folders, the dual-pane file manager 'Tux-Commander' works great(particularly in karmic).
http://tuxcmd.sourceforge.net/screenshots.php

meindian523
September 10th, 2009, 03:10 PM
Nautilus has tabs too, just double click on a location top open it in a tab. Drag and drop sweetens the deal. =)

K7522
September 14th, 2009, 08:02 PM
Nautilus has tabs too, just double click on a location top open it in a tab. Drag and drop sweetens the deal. =)

<CTRL>+T works as well for opening a new tab.

KIAaze
September 18th, 2009, 04:13 AM
bashstyle-ng: http://www.nanolx.org/newsnanolx/10-bashstyle-ng
cowsay: http://www.nog.net/~tony/warez/cowsay.shtml
cowsay demonstration:


[^_^][6][~]$ alias iamcow
alias iamcow='fortune | cowsay'
[^_^][7][~]$ iamcow
_________________________________________
/ Zounds! I was never so bethumped with \
| words since I first called my brother's |
| father dad. |
| |
\ -- William Shakespeare, "Kind John" /
-----------------------------------------
\ ^__^
\ (oo)\_______
(__)\ )\/\
||----w |
|| ||
[^_^][8][~]$ iamcow -f /usr/share/cowsay/cows/gnu.cow
_________________________________________
/ Q: What do you call a blind, deaf-mute, \
\ quadraplegic Virginian? A: Trustworthy. /
-----------------------------------------
\ ,-----._
. \ . ,' `-.__,------._
// \ __\\' `-.
(( _____-'___)) |
`:='/ (alf_/ |
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| | / / | | | mmm
| || | | /| |
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unutbu
September 18th, 2009, 04:40 AM
for i in /usr/share/cowsay/cows/*; do fortune | cowsay -f "$i"; done;

hehe

Edit: Warning... not all cows are in good taste.

etnlIcarus
September 18th, 2009, 04:48 AM
Not a *nix app but one that makes Windows behave more like *nix: bb4win_mod (http://www.lostinthebox.com/viewtopic.php?f=64&t=5673). As far as I'm aware, it's the only branch still actively developed.

KIAaze
September 18th, 2009, 05:56 PM
ack: http://betterthangrep.com/
Description: as said in the URL: better than grep :)

coldReactive
September 18th, 2009, 06:01 PM
Not a *nix app but one that makes Windows behave more like *nix: bb4win_mod (http://www.lostinthebox.com/viewtopic.php?f=64&t=5673). As far as I'm aware, it's the only branch still actively developed.

Not needed if you run cygwin and compile gnome.

toupeiro
September 18th, 2009, 06:16 PM
mp3act. Not in the repos but one of the coolest AJAX based web tools for streaming audio I've ever used!

etnlIcarus
September 19th, 2009, 07:20 AM
Not needed if you run cygwin and compile gnome.

I'll pass.

Yeti can't ski
September 21st, 2009, 03:57 PM
PDF-Shuffler, a simple GUI pdf-editor for adding, removing and rotating pages of an existing pdf file. Really useful. Forget painful command-line applications or the ambitious but unstable (unusable) PDF-Editor. Two thumbs up!

Robbyx
September 21st, 2009, 04:53 PM
PDF-Shuffler, a simple GUI pdf-editor for adding, removing and rotating pages of an existing pdf file. Really useful. Forget painful command-line applications or the ambitious but unstable (unusable) PDF-Editor. Two thumbs up!

I tried installing the deb file for pdfshuffler but it reported an error:


Dependency is not satisfiable: python-poppler.

Looking in synaptic which extra dependencies should I install?

KIAaze
September 21st, 2009, 05:35 PM
Dependencies: python, python-gtk2, python-pypdf (>= 1.10), python-poppler
So this should do:

sudo apt-get install python python-gtk2 python-pypdf python-poppler

"python-poppler" is only available since Ubuntu v9.04 jaunty.
So if you have an older version, that might explain why the package failed to install.
cf: http://packages.ubuntu.com/search?keywords=python-poppler&searchon=names&suite=all&section=all

edit:
PDF shuffler is really excellent by the way. Thanks! :)

Two more: Apps to download comics so you can read them offline:
https://launchpad.net/comicget (under development, but already usable for most webcomics)
http://wnd.katei.fi/comic-get/

Robbyx
September 21st, 2009, 05:49 PM
Dependencies: python, python-gtk2, python-pypdf (>= 1.10), python-poppler
So this should do:

sudo apt-get install python python-gtk2 python-pypdf python-poppler

"python-poppler" is only available since Ubuntu v9.04 jaunty.
So if you have an older version, that might explain why the package failed to install.
cf: http://packages.ubuntu.com/search?keywords=python-poppler&searchon=names&suite=all&section=all

edit:
PDF shuffler is really excellent by the way. Thanks! :)
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I am still using 8.10 Intrepid and so it seems I can not use pdf-shuffler!

kevdog
September 21st, 2009, 05:59 PM
I am still using 8.10 Intrepid and so it seems I can not use pdf-shuffler!

I haven't done this, but can't you just download the python-poppler source and install it "the only fashioned way??"

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/python-poppler/0.8.1-1

Robbyx
September 21st, 2009, 07:32 PM
I haven't done this, but can't you just download the python-poppler source and install it "the only fashioned way??"

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/python-poppler/0.8.1-1


I would like to do it but have no instructions and I am not even sure which version to download.

KIAaze
September 21st, 2009, 08:06 PM
Just download the latest .tar.gz, i.e. python-poppler_0.8.1.orig.tar.gz :)
Just for your information:

orig.tar.gz is the original (upstream) package. (i.e. the source package. What you need.)
diff.gz is ubuntu specific patches. (might be necessary eventually, but in most cases not)
.dsc is (d)ebian (s)ource (c)ontrol file (contains info like maintainer, version, dependencies ...)


Actually, you might even try downloading the .deb for python-poppler and see if it installs. This could be a lot easier.

Here are some instructions for compiling from source:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CompilingEasyHowTo

The short version is:

tar -xzvf PACKAGE.tar,gz
cd PACKAGE
./configure
make
sudo checkinstall


edit:
Forcing myself to find some cool application:
For KDE4 users: http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php/I+HATE+the+Cashew?content=91009
But I don't hate the cashew. :)

Robbyx
September 21st, 2009, 10:16 PM
I was able to install the following version of python-poppler into Intrepid with no problems:

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/python-poppler/0.8.1-1/+build/770676/+files/python-poppler_0.8.1-1_i386.deb

I have just run:

sudo apt-get install python python-gtk2 python-pypdf
(without the poppler in the earlier post, as I had installed direct)

It seemed to install with no problem but I wonder where the startup command is hiding. I can not see it in Applications.

VCoolio
September 21st, 2009, 11:48 PM
- kupfer (http://kaizer.se/wiki/kupfer/) is a light python-based gnome-do like app-launcher. Easy to make your own plugins.
- xcompmgr in the crunchbangers repo (https://launchpad.net/~crunchbangers/+archive/ppa) is called xcompmgr-dana and has a -m option to get transparent menus
- in the same crunchbangers repo there is oblogout, which darkens and / or blurs the screen like gksudo and presents options to exit / logout etc. You may need to change the commands if you don't use openbox.

KIAaze
September 22nd, 2009, 12:05 AM
I was able to install the following version of python-poppler into Intrepid with no problems:

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/python-poppler/0.8.1-1/+build/770676/+files/python-poppler_0.8.1-1_i386.deb

I have just run:

sudo apt-get install python python-gtk2 python-pypdf
(without the poppler in the earlier post, as I had installed direct)

It seemed to install with no problem but I wonder where the startup command is hiding. I can not see it in Applications.

python-poppler is just a library (more precisely "python bindings" for a library), so it probably doesn't have a startup command as it's not something you can start up.

Poppler Python bindings

This package includes Python bindings for LibPoppler. It is needed to run programs written in Python and using Poppler set. LibPoppler is a PDF rendering library based on xpdf PDF viewer, and used by kpdf and evince PDF viewers.


It's just a dependency of PDF shuffler. So now go on and install PDF shuffler. :)

fluxbuntu
September 22nd, 2009, 12:38 AM
I'll add 2 apps.

wbar- lightweight stand alone launcher for those of us who use window managers instead of desktops.
osmo- lightweight stand alone PIM includes a calendar, contacts, tasks and notes.

Yeti can't ski
September 23rd, 2009, 09:55 AM
It seemed to install with no problem but I wonder where the startup command is hiding. I can not see it in Applications.

Robbyx, sorry for not helping before. I had very busy days.

Anyway, it is just as KIAaze said:


It's just a dependency of PDF shuffler. So now go on and install PDF shuffler. :)

Poppler is not an application "per se" but a library, a common resource used by various applications including PDF-Shuffler. If you want to "see" it installed you can go to Synaptic and search for it.

KIAaze, thanks so much for helping and I am glad you liked the suggestion.

Robbyx
September 23rd, 2009, 10:03 AM
Robbyx, sorry for not helping before. I had very busy days.

Anyway, it is just as KIAaze said:



Poppler is not an application "per se" but a library, a common resource used by various applications including PDF-Shuffler. If you want to "see" it installed you can go to Synaptic and search for it.

KIAaze, thanks so much for helping and I am glad you liked the suggestion.

I think I have both now installed but how do I run pdf-shuffler? It is not appearing in the applications menu and typing pdf-shuffler into the terminal did nothing other than report: command not found.

Robin

Yeti can't ski
September 23rd, 2009, 10:37 AM
I think I have both now installed but how do I run pdf-shuffler? It is not appearing in the applications menu and typing pdf-shuffler into the terminal did nothing other than report: command not found.

Robin

I am not in my own computer now, but if it was installed correctly I think it should be in the Applications>Office Menu and (strangely enough) non in the Images/Graphics Menu.

If it is not there, you could try launching it from the terminal. I think - but I never did it myself - the executable file is
fileshuffler.

Robbyx
September 23rd, 2009, 12:09 PM
I am not in my own computer now, but if it was installed correctly I think it should be in the Applications>Office Menu and (strangely enough) non in the Images/Graphics Menu.

If it is not there, you could try launching it from the terminal. I think - but I never did it myself - the executable file is
fileshuffler.

I have just reinstalled pdf-shuffler and it is now showing up in the applications menu and it is working. Thank you very much for all your help.

etnlIcarus
October 1st, 2009, 03:04 PM
Wanted:

Tool that allows me to set windows to predefined sizes via keyboard shortcuts.

Idea being that I can make the active window, "compact", "medium", or, "large-ish", instead of just, "maximised", and, "normal".

Anything like this exist (possibly as a compiz plugin) or am I simply engaging in wishful thinking?

Cheers in advance.

unutbu
October 1st, 2009, 03:23 PM
Wanted:

Tool that allows me to set windows to predefined sizes via keyboard shortcuts.


If you use fvwm, you can add lines like this to your ~/.fvwm2rc file


Key v A CM Maximize 50 100
Key h A CM Maximize 100 50
Key q A CM Maximize 50 50

Then, pressing Ctrl-Alt-v will resize the window to occupy 1/2 of your screen (vertically).
Pressing Ctrl-Alt-h will resize the window to occupy 1/2 of your screen (horizontally).
Pressing Ctrl-Alt-q makes it a quarter the size of your screen.

etnlIcarus
October 1st, 2009, 03:54 PM
Just found an awesome tool to do exactly what I was asking for: wmctrl. It's in the repos.

I just created two shell scripts, with the following:

wmctrl -r :ACTIVE: -e 0,-1,-1,476,300

wmctrl -r :ACTIVE: -e 0,-1,-1,716,458

I then used compiz's Commands plugin, to bind these two scripts to Super+1 and Super+2 on the keyboard.