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    Exclamation Re: Cool applications you use that others might not know of

    Can people please stop posting questions how to build the applications in this thread, start a new thread for that and link to it from here.

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    Re: Cool applications you use that others might not know of

    Just to make another junk post: Forums really needs a "digress", or reply to *this* post feature.

    The problem might be that users are incapable of using this properly. To the little extend I've used digg, I've observed many times replies to the OP nested deep in the "reply tree"

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    Re: Cool applications you use that others might not know of

    Quote Originally Posted by Scruffynerf View Post
    Just here to plug another image viewer (not in the repo's)
    XnView

    Platform independant, naitive linux installer, and the windows version can be run from a USB drive..
    I loved this program on Windows, but it's fugly on Gnome. Plus it's too much for a quick viewer. I use GQ VIew for Photo Management, the sort managers kicks a$$.

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    Re: Cool applications you use that others might not know of

    xzgv is a speedy little image viewer. GTK1.2, so it's pretty ugly, but a faster image browser with a GUI is hard to find. A .deb is in the repos.
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    Re: Cool applications you use that others might not know of

    version 2 of my blog post related to this topic

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    Re: Cool applications you use that others might not know of

    This was listed earlier as 'democracy player' but I believe it deserves a refresh since it has been renamed

    Miro
    http://www.getmiro.com/

    The only video player you need.
    Free and open-source, because open media matters.

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    Re: Cool applications you use that others might not know of

    Quote Originally Posted by pietro_spina View Post
    This was listed earlier as 'democracy player' but I believe it deserves a refresh since it has been renamed

    Miro
    http://www.getmiro.com/
    Miro is butt-slow on my computer. Is this only me, or is miro just a hog?
    (1GB ram, amd 2500)

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    Re: Cool applications you use that others might not know of

    Quote Originally Posted by olejorgen View Post
    Miro is butt-slow on my computer. Is this only me, or is miro just a hog?
    (1GB ram, amd 2500)
    It's built using XUL, like Firefox, so yes, it's slow and bloated.

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    Re: Cool applications you use that others might not know of

    Quote Originally Posted by kadath View Post
    It's built using XUL, like Firefox, so yes, it's slow and bloated.
    Miro is much slower than Firefox on my machine. There must be more to it than XUL.

    My underappreciated faves:
    • Celestia: A 3d model of space. Yes, you can FLY THROUGH SPACE. A previous poster prefers Stellarium because "it's like looking at the sky" (see also: Google Sky), but that's exactly why I prefer Celestia. Available in standard repositories.
    • Zotero: A citation manager and more. I tried Bibus, EndNote (not on Linux), RefWorks, Bibtex, and the OpenOffice bibliographic tools, but none of them felt right. It was hard even to get most of them to output Chicago Style citations. Zotero is an open-source (ECL) Firefox extension that also offers plugins for MS Word and OpenOffice Writer. To me, it feels like the right tool for the job. Available from zotero.org.
    Last edited by phetre; September 27th, 2007 at 03:57 PM. Reason: added links to project websites

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    Re: Cool applications you use that others might not know of

    Quote Originally Posted by FuturePilot View Post
    Deskbar applet. Right click on the Gnome panel>Add to Panel. Select Deskbar.
    This thing is pretty cool. It does just about everything. You can launch applications from it, search for files, and even search the web.
    Just discovered this little gem. Combined with a decent indexing tool like Beagle it's fantastic.

    Seems to be pretty memory hungry, but if you can spare 40MB or so it's well worth it.

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