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Tr!p
November 29th, 2008, 07:46 PM
What is your favorite Ubuntu application(s)?? Or what would you recommend to a new Ubuntu user to help him/her get started. Currently, I am a very new user so my list is very limited but here they are:

CCSM (advanced desktop effects settings)
Wine

Sealbhach
November 29th, 2008, 07:49 PM
Thunderbird - I use it for mail as well as RSS.
Google Earth - ...
Banshee - for music (Elisa is also a very nice media centre)
Skype - ...
Alien Arena - shooter game.


Lots more but these are the main ones.


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mentallaxative
November 29th, 2008, 08:00 PM
Favourite applications or applications that are good for newbies? Not quite the same thing. Try to find easy replacements for Windows applications they were using before (eg: MSN Messenger => Pidgin, Photoshop => Gimp).

Oh, have a look at this huge thread: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=382137

Mason Whitaker
November 29th, 2008, 08:26 PM
Terminal <3

Tr!p
November 29th, 2008, 08:32 PM
I personally would not consider GIMP an easy replacement/transition for Photoshop CS3/4 or otherwise. It's mind blowing that PS is not Linux compatible. I catch your drift though.

binbash
November 29th, 2008, 09:13 PM
cups-pdf, ksnapshot

KyTiXx
November 29th, 2008, 09:33 PM
I personally would not consider GIMP an easy replacement/transition for Photoshop CS3/4 or otherwise. It's mind blowing that PS is not Linux compatible. I catch your drift though.

Photoshop cs2 work fine with wine? I know cs3 doesn't and I havn't tested cs4.

Swarms
November 29th, 2008, 09:35 PM
Very happy with Transmission and Brasero, they are so simple and still a joy to use.

Not distrospecific I would say Banshee.

Kain000
November 29th, 2008, 11:26 PM
how about open office?

abi word is nice and light weight.

the one I use the most would have to be Gedit text editor I use it for C++ programing, and LOVE IT! it's plugins will highlight your brackets, and color your variables. even has a built in terminal window so you can debug and compile form the same window.

I love to play free civ too.

s.fox
November 30th, 2008, 12:01 AM
Calc is brilliant. I make use of it nearly everyday :)

Technoviking
November 30th, 2008, 12:43 AM
Banshee: Music
Mplayer: Video
tsclient: Remote desktop