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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
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. :)
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
Movie player: mplayer
- 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
Terminal emulator: multi-gnome-terminal, used konsole before switching to KDE 3
Desktop: KDE 3.1.4
File management: mc
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.
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:
ftp: gFTP or ftp on command line
Chat: GAIM and XChat 2
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. ;-)
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
*"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...
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.