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Please post what programs you use for various tasks

Like Internet Browser, FTP, etc.

     
9:49 pm on Dec 18, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Hey everyone. I'm just wondering what everyone uses for various programs to see if I should change what I use.

Here's a small list of mine:

EMAIL: Kmail exclusively
INTERNET: Mozilla (ABSOLUTELY love this program)
IM: The Icq IM
GAMES: Warcraft III:TFT, Diablo, UT2003, NWN

9:57 pm on Dec 18, 2003 (gmt 0)

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That's a typical holy war topic. If you like what you use - stick with it, if you don't - change it.

I only use one program from your list, but that's no reason for me to go check what the other three do as I like what I have already.

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Hey ANDREW.... :\

I'm not trying to be arrogant or start any wars...I'm just asking what others use so I know what to use... GEESH!

10:00 pm on Dec 18, 2003 (gmt 0)

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'm just asking what others use so I know what to use

You're missing the point of being a *nix user ;)

10:00 pm on Dec 18, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I know I know :)

But, I don't really know all of whats available to us (though I'm tryin to learn through SourceForge)

10:01 pm on Dec 18, 2003 (gmt 0)

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BTW, how did you do that quote thingy :-?
10:02 pm on Dec 18, 2003 (gmt 0)

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10:03 pm on Dec 18, 2003 (gmt 0)

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OHH, I didn't see that. Thanks much
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OHH, I didn't see that. Thanks much

NP :D

EDIT: lol!

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EMAIL: Opera M2
WWW: Opera (Although I will test in firebird occassionally)
FTP: ncftp2 (not v1, not v3, but v2 - screen layout is nicer)
OfficeApp: OpenOffice 1.0, with Gnumeric in there at times (it's faster for complex stuff)
MP3/Streaming Music: XMMS
IM: Gaim
HTML Editor: quanta
Package System: FreeBSD Ports
X11 WM: Xfce4
Text editor: xedit (old-fashioned, but nice)

I also use SSH and VNC on a regular basis.

One thing to note: I've recently switched from sylpheed-claws as my email client to Opera M2. sylpheed is an awesome, traditional files-and-folders based email client (like Outlook or Eudora or KMail or whatever...). Definitely the best of that lot.

M2 changes the way you use email, though, and that change has resulted in me spending about 80% less time daily going through email. :)

Also, these threads may be of some benefit to you:
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10:35 pm on Dec 18, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Email: Kmail, never used anything else since KDE 2.2

Browser: Opera, Mozilla-Firebird, Galeon, Mozilla

IM: ickle, tried kopete and gaim recently only to find that kopete loses messages and gaim's reconnect is worse than ickle's, sometimes people trying to send you messages get: Error while sending IM: foo not logged in

FTP: ncftp3

Music: xmms

Movie player: mplayer

Editor:
- quanta - slow while syntax highlighting big files, like kate/kwrite
- kdevelop - flakey behaviour and syntax highlighting
- kate - supports left side list of open files which is perfect on my 19" CRT, slow on big files
- scite - really cool syntax highlighting, slow when stripping trailing spaces for the first time on big files, GTK - I prefer QT, doesn't have an always visible list of buffers

CVS: LinCVS

Terminal emulator: multi-gnome-terminal, used konsole before switching to KDE 3

Desktop: KDE 3.1.4

File management: mc

3:17 am on Dec 19, 2003 (gmt 0)

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OS: Suse 8.0
EMAIL Client: Kmail
Web Browser: Konqueror, Opera
OfficeApp: StarOffice
HTML Editor: quanta plus
Text editor: Kate,KWrite,Joe

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OS: Mandrake 9.1 (but planning to go to FreeBSD)
Browser: Firebird 0.7
Email: Evolution 1.4 (is no-one else using this?!)
WM: XFce4
File manager: Nautilus
FTP: GFTP
HTML editor: Bluefish 0.11 or Visual SlickEdit 6.0
IM: Gaim
Office: OpenOffice 1.1
Graphics: GIMP

I got rid of KDE after 2 days as it run too slowly on my ancient 500mhz celeron computer. XFce4 is superb, simple, fast and beautiful and I wouldn't change even if I got a new machine. However, I prefer Gnome's Nautilus to the XFce file manager, which I find counter-intuitive to use.

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@encyclo

Yeah, I have to agree xfce4 is great. I use Gnome 2.4 on my main machine, but have a Celeron Laptop @466Mhz and it's a little too much for it. Installed xfc4 to try out on my main box and now I'm debating if I even want to go back to Gnome. Will probably run both for a bit then make a snap decision. xfc4 is definitely going on the laptop though. :-)

In reply to the original message, here's a quick list of my most used progs:

www: Firebird
email: Thunderbird
ftp: gFTP or ftp on command line
Editor: Bluefish
Chat: GAIM and XChat 2
Music: XMMS
Media: Totem
P2P: LimeWire
Servers: Apache+PHP, MySQL, PostgreSQL

That's the main stuff anyway. Wouldn't change any of them, unless there's some very heavy arm twisting, and a good reason. ;-)

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Servers: PostgreSQL

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PostgreSQL eh? I might take a look at that :)

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The jury is out on PostgreSQL for me at the moment, I've always used MySQL, but am getting into it (pgsql) at the moment with a couple of projects.

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9:30 pm on Dec 21, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Email: Evolution 1.4 (is no-one else using this?!)

I know I am. I've been using it since some time in 2001, if I remember right. Before that I used Kmail, even though I've never been a KDE user.

For an editor, I use Emacs. I've even been known to edit compiled binaries in Emacs. (N.B.: this is [b]not[b/] a reccomended activity!)

Word processing? What is this thing of which you speak? On the rare occasions when I needed one I use OpenOffice or Abiword. Other office applications are even more foreign to my needs.

My browser is Galeon. I test in everything I can manage to install, and durring development I often work in the Mozilla DOM Inspector, but I browse in Galeon.

ssh, scp, and sftp are absolutely essential tools. Sometimes I use gftp as a front-end, but usually I just use ssh and scp from the command line. FTP is only for downloading from anonymous FTP sites, never for anything that needs a password, so my browser is an adequate client.

I play my audio in Zinf. For video, it varries. I haven't found one I really like, and there's always* the DVD player in the living room.

Chat clients depend on the service I'm using. I like the GnomeICU interface, but since it doesn't do AIM I sometimes launch Gaim or Everybuddy for other protocols. My favorite is 'ytalk', but that's not always practical. I've never succeeded in convincing my family that they should log into their shell accounts.

My absolute favorite game ever written is Nethack. I play in the Gnome/X11 front-end.

You're missing the point of being a *nix user

Well, sorta. Choice is great. Asking what other people use is a decent way to get a handle on what some of the available choices are. Things like this needn't turn into holy wars, and this is a site where I actually believe this thread might not. :)

*"Always" might be strong word, since it's currently unplugged and hidden amongst the piles of furniture we moved out of the way to re-floor...

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OS: Redhat 7.2
Browser: Galeon
Email: Evolution 1.4
WM: Gnome (with Ximian Desktop!)
File manager: Nautilus
FTP: command line
TEXT Editor: pico / nano
HTML editor: See TEXT editor
IM: Gaim
Office: OpenOffice (Rarely used)
Graphics: GIMP (Rarely used)
7:36 am on Dec 23, 2003 (gmt 0)

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OS: Redhat/Fedora
Browser: Mozilla (anti-aliased fonts, yay!)
Editor: vi
Languages: Python, Perl, PHP
Mailer: mutt
Window manager: 9wm [unauthorised.org...]
Desktop: none
9:40 pm on Dec 23, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Hi Folks,
Its worth noting that I run VMware and CodeWeavers CrossOffice/CrossPlugins to enable me to run windows applications as and when needed on Linux. Mainly though this is just to enable me to run M$ IE with plugins to check PageRank on sites and check how sites look in IE. I had to do this because I found myself designing website that looked great in Netscape and ... ok, I guess in IE :)

OS: Slackware
GUI : KDE3.1.2 (or summit likethat ;))
Email : Evolution for business email and Sylpheed Claws for newsgroups, email discussion lists and few other email accounts.
Media : XMMS, Xine and Mplayer
Browsers : Netscape, Konquer, MS Internet Explorer, Mozilla
Gfx Card : Geforce4 TNT440 (someone asked?!?!)
Editors : VI & Pico (when in SSH), Quanta when not
IM : Gaim
Games : I am occasionally known to play Quake3.
Server : Apache+mod_ssl+mod_php+mod_perl, MySQL
I used to run Apache & MySQL on my workstation but in the end setup a beta server under my desk and just work direct from that using Samba.
I dont use FTP, all uploading is done using SCP and all downloading is done using WGET.

- Ozzy

6:35 pm on Dec 24, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Desktop OS: Mandrake 9.2
EMail: Mutt
IM: BitchX (irc)
Web: Galeon
Office: OpenOffice
Text Editor: vim
Graphics: Gimp (and hating it.)

edit: Servers - Apache/PHP/OpenSSL, mySQL, postfix, ssh

 

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