View Full Version : What's your favorite Linux Application?

April 3rd, 2010, 02:04 AM
Mine is Hulu Desktop. It's what I use to watch Tv shows. :P And it looks awesome.


April 3rd, 2010, 02:25 AM
I can't pick just one. My favorite include Banshee for music, Miro for my Podcasts, and Stellarium. Even though I haven't used it in a while, I use to have fun checking Stellarium out. 8) I probably have a few more I can't think of at the moment.

April 3rd, 2010, 02:40 AM
Mine are X & bash

April 3rd, 2010, 05:38 AM
There are so many good ones it's hard to pick just one...but if I had to choose, I'd probably go with Rhythmbox. I like to listen to music when surfing the Web or working on projects, and Rhythmbox fits that need perfectly.

April 3rd, 2010, 05:46 AM
XBMC. best media player. EVER.

April 3rd, 2010, 05:55 AM
Nautilus. It is a good application, it browses files. It looks nice. It even lets you customize the background with little feet if you want. :popcorn:

April 3rd, 2010, 06:35 AM
Emacs & GNU Shell.

April 3rd, 2010, 06:39 AM

April 3rd, 2010, 06:42 AM
vim, zsh and mplayer

April 3rd, 2010, 07:44 AM
yes, the geeky is high on this one....
Mine are inkscape, openshot, gpodder and liferea.

April 3rd, 2010, 07:53 AM
I love RhythmBox now! :D I just found out I can play songs online like Pandora but you can close the window and a thing pops up for the song name and stuff! :D I love it!

April 3rd, 2010, 08:01 AM
Clamav virus scanner.

April 3rd, 2010, 08:04 AM
angband, great on 1920x1200 screen with 9x15 font ;-)
wing (python editor)

Crunchy the Headcrab
April 3rd, 2010, 08:14 AM
Not necessarily all Linux apps, but I only use them in Linux...

Rhythmbox, Gimp, Virtual Box, VMware, Gnome Terminal, Gedit

April 3rd, 2010, 10:10 AM
MyPaint, Gimp, Exaile, Wine (for WoW), Blender, conky, and the Wacom Control Panel found on gtk-apps.org

April 3rd, 2010, 11:11 AM
Firefox, hmm in case that doesn't count I'll say Pidgin.

I am also a fan of VLC.

April 3rd, 2010, 11:16 AM
Probably vim.

April 3rd, 2010, 11:24 AM
gedit, vlc and gimp

April 3rd, 2010, 12:09 PM
Too many.. too many.. Gimp.. Rosegarden (And all the stuff to get it working)... the choice.. the choice is the amazing thing.

April 3rd, 2010, 12:27 PM
I can't think of any truly Linux-only apps I use...

MPlayer, MythTV - but then I have those on my Mac as well. Watch all my movies and TV with them.

vim - probably my most-used app of all, but I even have that on my WinXP machine at work.

Firefox and Thunderbird are on all machines as well.

Oh, wait! My favorite Sudoku game (and I've tried quite a few) is the one that comes with Gnome! :D I even play it in a Linux VM on my Mac because I haven't found one I like as much for OS X.

April 3rd, 2010, 01:36 PM
Banshee 1.6 ;)

April 3rd, 2010, 01:37 PM
Probably (S)Mplayer because I used it the most.

April 3rd, 2010, 02:26 PM
Assuming we're talking about a Linux-only app... probably Choqok.

Exaile is pretty good too (I still miss Amarok but it's been acting wonky since 2.0. And I'm not just saying that cause I dislike the UI... :P )

April 3rd, 2010, 06:17 PM
My newest favorite app is guayadeque. Others are vlc, firefox, gedit, gnome-terminal, transmission, and htop.

April 3rd, 2010, 06:23 PM
I like the clock in gDesklets.

chucky chuckaluck
April 3rd, 2010, 07:01 PM
probably the package managers of arch and baboontu, whichever one i'm using (i despise the one in sabayon. i'd like to use the app in my lifetime). they're like buffets for people who are constantly switching everything.

April 3rd, 2010, 07:16 PM
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Stupid Vbull kills whitespace :/

April 3rd, 2010, 07:39 PM
I'm just going to list them for each thing.

IM = Pidgin

Music = Parole/Totem

DVD = Parole/Totem (G/Xine if those don't work)

Browser = Firefox/Iceweasel

WM = OpenBox

DE = None

Monitoring = conky

File Manager = PCManFM (Yay for no trash!)

Desktop Manager = XFDesktop (Though PCManFM does a good job.)

OS/Distributin = Debian

Graphic Editor = GIMP

Scanning = XSane (Hate Simple-Scan)

Installation = Apt-Get

Terminal = LXTerminal

Burning = XFBurn / Brasero

Theme Engine = GTK/Murrine

Notifications = notify-osd

E-Mail = None, I use web-based.

Sound/Volume = alsamixer/alsa-utils

Video recording = recordmydesktop (yes, I do it terminal-style now.)

Calculator = xcalc

April 3rd, 2010, 07:42 PM

April 3rd, 2010, 08:20 PM
Firefox, Pidgin, Vuze(Azureus), VLC, Synaptic ^_^

April 3rd, 2010, 09:16 PM
Well, the multiplatform apps I use in Linux and love are XBMC, Calibre, JDownloader, SSH, Banshee, Firefox, XChat, and Okular.

Now, I use WINE and Miro to run things like Mangameeya, Domdomsoft, TVRenamer, Ember Media Manager, Diablo 2, etc. So I definitely have a lot of love for those projects.

And of course, I can't forget Bash and Terminator.

April 3rd, 2010, 09:21 PM
Gnome-Do, Inkscape, Blender3D, Pidgin, Nautilus. They're all really well designed with productivity in mind.

April 3rd, 2010, 09:27 PM
There are too many to have to specify just one, but I'd say the best I use the most and leave me impressed are:
- Geany
- K3B
- Inkscape
- Thunderbird
- Octave

But then again, all the apps I use on a daily basis are just plain simple AWESOME. From Gnote, dropbox, to Chromium and VLC.

April 4th, 2010, 11:27 AM
Browser = Mozilla Firefox
Audio = Audacious Media Player (with Soundtouch plugin enable)
Video/DVD = Totem Movie Player
CD Ripper = Sound Juicer
CD Burner = Brasero
Listening to Podcast files = Rhythmbox
Email = Evolution
Games = Pysol Fan Club Edition, Secret Maryo Chronicles, Rocks'N"Diamonds, Supertux (stable version), Frozen Bubble, Icebreaker, SDL-Ball, LBreakout2, Ltris, PokerTH, Angry Drunken Dwarves, & Gweled (playable only with sound off, sounds lags when enable)
IRC = Xchat
IM = Empathy IM Client

April 4th, 2010, 11:38 AM
My favorites would probably be: terminator, moc, mc, irssi and bitlbee.
They tend to get installed quite quickly after any new install.

April 7th, 2010, 10:39 PM
Songbird :D

April 7th, 2010, 11:14 PM
Wanda The Fish!

April 8th, 2010, 01:00 AM

May 12th, 2010, 11:59 PM
*bump* :)

May 13th, 2010, 12:50 AM
Definitely deja-dup... it has literally saved my life many times

May 13th, 2010, 08:52 AM
MediaTomb! http://mediatomb.cc/

I love it for streaming videos to my PS3.