Discussion:
what's your favourite FLOSS?
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Tshepang Lekhonkhobe
2007-11-06 11:15:18 UTC
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Here's a template where you can fill in your favourites; feel free to
add missing categories:

audio editor:
*


audio player:
*

cd-ripper:
*

desktop OR window manager:
*

DBMS:
*

development:
*

disc burner:
*

e-mail client:
*

file manager:
*

finance:
*

ftp client:
*

image editor:
*

image viewer:
*

instant messenger:
*

mathematics:
*

misc utilities:
*

news:
*

p2p:
*

package manager:
*

pdf-reader:
*

spreadsheet:
*

tag editor:
*

terminal emulator:
*

text editor:
*

video player:
*

web browser:
*

word-processor:
*

anything unreleased and anticipated:
*

anything deserving great honours (EG. GCC):
*

games:
*

non-free:
*
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David Fox
2007-11-06 15:21:44 UTC
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Oops sorry I wanted to post to the list.


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: David Fox <***@gmail.com>
Date: Nov 6, 2007 7:21 AM
Subject: Re: what's your favourite FLOSS?
Post by Tshepang Lekhonkhobe
Here's a template where you can fill in your favourites; feel free to
Is it just me, or am I alone suffering deja vu? I'm sure this message
has been posted before on d-u.

I saw another few threads in inbox today that I really thought I had
seen before.
Andrew Sackville-West
2007-11-06 16:29:00 UTC
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Post by Tshepang Lekhonkhobe
Here's a template where you can fill in your favourites; feel free to
Oh, this is too easy:
...
Post by Tshepang Lekhonkhobe
*
/usr/bin/x-window-manager
/usr/bin/x-terminal-emulator
/usr/bin/editor

...
/usr/bin/x-www-browser

etc.

A
Kelly Clowers
2007-11-06 17:17:56 UTC
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Post by Tshepang Lekhonkhobe
Here's a template where you can fill in your favourites; feel free to
Is it already that time of year?
This is always fun, thanks for doing it, Tshepang.
Audacity
Amarok
Sound-Juicer
wmii, fluxbox
Postgresql
Post by Tshepang Lekhonkhobe
*
k3b
none (gmail)
vifm, Konqueror
KMyMoney
Konqueror
Krita
gthumb, fbi
psi
wcalc
ssh, screen, sudo, scim, wget, lsof, ip (iproute2), git, svn, mr
Pan (assuming news = NNTP)
transmission
aptitude
evince
KSpread
Amarok
urxvt
vim
gxine
SeaMonkey
KWord
KDE4, Amarok2, KOffice2, Firefox3, GVFS/GIO
Xorg, Linux Kernel, GCC, D-Bus, HAL, PulseAudio, ConsoleKit, PolicyKit,
PackageKit, Network-Manager, bash, vim, Debian, git, ikiwiki
Frozen Bubble
Starcraft, Civ3

Feed reader (RSS/Atom):
Newsfox (SeaMonkey/Firefox extension)

Download Manager:
wget

web server:
apache

web framework:
ikiwiki

other servers:
sshd, PowerDNS, MIT Kerberos, OpenLDAP


Cheers,
Kelly Clowers
Andrei Popescu
2007-11-06 18:00:33 UTC
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Post by Tshepang Lekhonkhobe
Here's a template where you can fill in your favourites; feel free to
*
* moc
* jack (the ripper not the audio server)
* XFCE
*
*
* k3b
* mutt
* mc
*
*
*
*
* pidgin
*
* screen
*
* ktorrent
* aptitude
*
* gnumeric
*
* mlterm
* vim
* mplayer/vlc
*
* abiword/lyx
*
* Debian, wine
* fortune
* opera, acroread
irc client:
* pidgin

Regards,
Andrei
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Vikki Roemer
2007-11-06 18:24:55 UTC
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Post by Tshepang Lekhonkhobe
Here's a template where you can fill in your favourites; feel free to
xmms or moc
cdparanoia
fluxbox
mutt
gentoo
filerunner
the Gimp
gaim
bc
ssh, screen, boa, iptables, logcheck, nagios, snort, bash, apache
slrn
gtk-gnutella
aptitude, apt-get
acroread
rxvt
vim
xine
firefox/iceweasel, links
open office writer
gcc, linux kernel, debian, apt/dpkg, emacs, vi, apache, bash, tcsh
angband, lbreakout2, petris
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Andrew Sackville-West
2007-11-06 18:53:11 UTC
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Oh, apparently we're taking this seriously... ;)

On Tue, Nov 06, 2007 at 01:24:55PM -0500, Vikki Roemer wrote:

I'm piggybacking your reply, thanks for doing most of the typing Vikki
:-P
Post by Vikki Roemer
Post by Tshepang Lekhonkhobe
Here's a template where you can fill in your favourites; feel free to
mpd
xmonad
Post by Vikki Roemer
mutt
mv/cp/rm
sftp
Post by Vikki Roemer
the Gimp
aptitude
pdftotext
urxvt
emacs (comes with a free operating system)
mplayer
iceweasel, w3m
Post by Vikki Roemer
open office writer
debian

irc client:
irssi

status bar:
dzen2

killer app:
screen -x

killer app enabler:
ssh

A
Tshepang Lekhonkhobe
2007-11-07 14:59:53 UTC
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On Nov 6, 2007 8:53 PM, Andrew Sackville-West
Post by Andrew Sackville-West
emacs (comes with a free operating system)
Me don't understand.
Post by Andrew Sackville-West
screen -x
ssh
Interesting categories, but would it not be appropriate to put these
two in "anything deserving great honours".
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charlie derr
2007-11-07 15:13:20 UTC
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Post by Tshepang Lekhonkhobe
On Nov 6, 2007 8:53 PM, Andrew Sackville-West
Post by Andrew Sackville-West
emacs (comes with a free operating system)
Me don't understand.
The long-standing joke is that emacs is a great editor, but a mediocre operating system. Most often pitted against its arch-rival
vi in religious wars, emacs is (in that context) somewhat "bloated" according to its detractors. The fact that one can do email,
webbrowsing, and work in a command-line environment simultaneously (all of that and much more without ever leaving emacs) is what
has given rise to this mythos.

Personally I feel that any editor that can't do M-x psychoanalyze-pinhead is woefully incomplete, but that's just me (and I hate
getting stuck on a system where all that's available is vi), and this probably isn't the place or time to re-ignite that never
ending religious war...

be well,
~c
Tshepang Lekhonkhobe
2007-11-07 16:02:59 UTC
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Post by charlie derr
Post by Tshepang Lekhonkhobe
On Nov 6, 2007 8:53 PM, Andrew Sackville-West
Post by Andrew Sackville-West
emacs (comes with a free operating system)
Me don't understand.
The long-standing joke is that emacs is a great editor, but a mediocre operating system. Most often pitted against its arch-rival
vi in religious wars, emacs is (in that context) somewhat "bloated" according to its detractors. The fact that one can do email,
webbrowsing, and work in a command-line environment simultaneously (all of that and much more without ever leaving emacs) is what
has given rise to this mythos.
That makes me want to try out the mighty and legendary Emacs, the
poster child of the GNU project.
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Andrew Sackville-West
2007-11-07 15:54:57 UTC
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Post by Tshepang Lekhonkhobe
On Nov 6, 2007 8:53 PM, Andrew Sackville-West
Post by Andrew Sackville-West
emacs (comes with a free operating system)
Me don't understand.
charlie already answered this better than I could.
Post by Tshepang Lekhonkhobe
Post by Andrew Sackville-West
screen -x
ssh
Interesting categories, but would it not be appropriate to put these
two in "anything deserving great honours".
okay fine, put it under there, but I'm disappointed that you won't
make extra categories just for me!! ;-)

A
Tshepang Lekhonkhobe
2007-11-07 16:08:04 UTC
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On Nov 7, 2007 5:54 PM, Andrew Sackville-West
Post by Andrew Sackville-West
Post by Tshepang Lekhonkhobe
On Nov 6, 2007 8:53 PM, Andrew Sackville-West
Post by Andrew Sackville-West
emacs (comes with a free operating system)
Me don't understand.
charlie already answered this better than I could.
Post by Tshepang Lekhonkhobe
Post by Andrew Sackville-West
screen -x
ssh
Interesting categories, but would it not be appropriate to put these
two in "anything deserving great honours".
okay fine, put it under there, but I'm disappointed that you won't
make extra categories just for me!! ;-)
I like the categories anyways, for they are so unique, and me hopes
some will list some of their favourites under that, and if not it will
have to go to the cateogry of the truly honourable. (side note)
Someone in the past mentioned Meld as the killer app of Linux-based
systems IE. it prompted such a user to move from something else,
perhaps Windows.
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Andrew Sackville-West
2007-11-07 16:15:28 UTC
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Post by Tshepang Lekhonkhobe
On Nov 7, 2007 5:54 PM, Andrew Sackville-West
Post by Andrew Sackville-West
Post by Tshepang Lekhonkhobe
On Nov 6, 2007 8:53 PM, Andrew Sackville-West
Post by Andrew Sackville-West
emacs (comes with a free operating system)
Me don't understand.
charlie already answered this better than I could.
Post by Tshepang Lekhonkhobe
Post by Andrew Sackville-West
screen -x
ssh
Interesting categories, but would it not be appropriate to put these
two in "anything deserving great honours".
okay fine, put it under there, but I'm disappointed that you won't
make extra categories just for me!! ;-)
I was jsut kidding there...
Post by Tshepang Lekhonkhobe
I like the categories anyways, for they are so unique, and me hopes
some will list some of their favourites under that, and if not it will
have to go to the cateogry of the truly honourable. (side note)
Someone in the past mentioned Meld as the killer app of Linux-based
systems IE. it prompted such a user to move from something else,
perhaps Windows.
actually for me that was gnucash. I was staring down the barrel of yet
another Quickbooks forced upgrade while watching it make calculation
errors in my payrolls. I found gnucash while oking around in a knoppix
cd and although it wasn't a complete replacement for quickbooks, it
was enough. I've never run windows since except when I have to get
historical data from that locked up quickbooks install.

A
Charlie
2007-11-06 21:18:12 UTC
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--} Here's a template where you can fill in your favourites; feel free to
--}
* Totem
--}
* KDE
--}
* Growisofs - Wodim
--}
* Kmail
--}
* Konqueror
--}
* The Gimp
--}
* Kuickshow
--}
* Lyx
--}
* Dia, VYM, K9copy, CDcat, Gkrellm, Kerry Beagle, Quanta, Unclutter, probably
others......
--}
* Akgregator
--}
* Apt-get
--}
* Xpdf
--}
* OpenOffice
--}
* Konsole
--}
* Kedit
--}
* Totem
--}
* Konqueror
--}
* Lyx
--}
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Keith O'Brien
2007-11-06 21:27:31 UTC
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--} Here's a template where you can fill in your favourites; feel free to
--}
* Amarok
--}
* KDE
--}
* K3B
--}
* gmail / thunderbird
--}
* Konqueror
--}
* The Gimp
--}
* pornview
--}
* kcalc / dc
--}
* screen, lynx, ssh, sftp, kdesvn, kwallet, pidgin, zsafe.
--}
* NONE
--}
* Apt-get
--}
* Kpdf
--}
* OpenOffice
--}
* Konsole
--}
* vim
--}
* Kaffeine/Mplayer
--}
* Firefox
--}
* Vim/OOo
--}
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-----Original Message-----
From: Charlie [mailto:***@clearmail.com.au]
Sent: Tuesday, November 06, 2007 4:18 PM
To: debian-***@lists.debian.org
Subject: Re: what's your favourite FLOSS?
--} Here's a template where you can fill in your favourites; feel free to
--}
* Totem
--}
* KDE
--}
* Growisofs - Wodim
--}
* Kmail
--}
* Konqueror
--}
* The Gimp
--}
* Kuickshow
--}
* Lyx
--}
* Dia, VYM, K9copy, CDcat, Gkrellm, Kerry Beagle, Quanta, Unclutter,
probably
others......
--}
* Akgregator
--}
* Apt-get
--}
* Xpdf
--}
* OpenOffice
--}
* Konsole
--}
* Kedit
--}
* Totem
--}
* Konqueror
--}
* Lyx
--}
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Tshepang Lekhonkhobe
2007-11-07 15:23:11 UTC
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Post by Keith O'Brien
* Vim/OOo
Do you regard Vim a word processor, or is there something more?
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Keith O'Brien
2007-11-07 16:02:03 UTC
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-----Original Message-----
From: Tshepang Lekhonkhobe [mailto:***@gmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, November 07, 2007 10:23 AM
To: Keith O'Brien
Cc: debian-***@lists.debian.org
Subject: Re: what's your favourite FLOSS?
Post by Keith O'Brien
* Vim/OOo
Do you regard Vim a word processor, or is there something more?

It falls short of a modern Word-Processor, but it does everything I need
most of the time. According to wikipedia vi does not cut the mustered as
a word-processor.
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Tshepang Lekhonkhobe
2007-11-07 15:14:03 UTC
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How does this work? Is it a mistake?
Post by Charlie
* Lyx
--}
* Dia, VYM, K9copy, CDcat, Gkrellm, Kerry Beagle, Quanta, Unclutter, probably
probably? Where does one get that?
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Charlie
2007-11-07 22:00:27 UTC
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--}
--} How does this work? Is it a mistake?
--}
--} > * Lyx
--} > >--}
--} > * Dia, VYM, K9copy, CDcat, Gkrellm, Kerry Beagle, Quanta, Unclutter,
probably --}
--} probably? Where does one get that?
--}
--}
Sorry...... misinterpretation on my part...... thought it meant mathematical
formulas

[hangs head in shame] :-(
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Douglas A. Tutty
2007-11-08 03:16:01 UTC
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Post by Charlie
--}
--} How does this work? Is it a mistake?
--}
--} > * Lyx
--} > >--}
--} > * Dia, VYM, K9copy, CDcat, Gkrellm, Kerry Beagle, Quanta, Unclutter,
probably --}
--} probably? Where does one get that?
--}
--}
Sorry...... misinterpretation on my part...... thought it meant mathematical
formulas
[hangs head in shame] :-(
Oh, I thought you got Probably from the Hiezenburg (spelling??)
Uncertanty Repository. :)

Doug.
Charlie
2007-11-08 05:20:40 UTC
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--} > >--}
--} > >--} How does this work? Is it a mistake?
--} > >--}
--} > >--} > * Lyx
--} > >--} > >--}
--} > >--} > * Dia, VYM, K9copy, CDcat, Gkrellm, Kerry Beagle, Quanta,
Unclutter, --} > > probably --}
--} > >--} probably? Where does one get that?
--} > >--}
--} > >--}
--} >
--} > Sorry...... misinterpretation on my part...... thought it meant
mathematical --} > formulas
--} >
--} > [hangs head in shame] :-(
--}
--} Oh, I thought you got Probably from the Hiezenburg (spelling??)
--} Uncertanty Repository. :)
--}
--} Doug.
I got it even more wrong................?????????? Probably-others, not
probably as a package.........

Others like: Kommander, Scribus, Kalarm, Knotes and-others.

:-(
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Kamaraju S Kusumanchi
2007-11-07 02:32:52 UTC
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Tshepang Lekhonkhobe wrote:

It is not clear as to whether we should reply to you personally or post it
on the d-u list. So I will just post it to the list...
amarok
*
k3b
*
KDE
vim + gcc + gdb
k3b
kmail, thunderbird
krusader, konqueror
gftp
gimp, kolourpaint
display, showimg
gaim, pidgin
Can't understand what you mean by this...

maxima, texmacs, gnuplot, octave (many programs are coming to my mind)...
knode
apt-get
kpdf, acroread
oocalc
konsole
gvim
kaffeine
iceweasel + adblock extension, konqueror
oowriter
sshfs, ssh, gfortran, gcc
ksudoku


hth
raju
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Douglas A. Tutty
2007-11-07 02:32:49 UTC
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VLC
*
icewm
vim + gnat (Ada), python.
k3b
mutt
mc
mc, wget, rsync
digiKam
Python
aptitude
kpdf, xpdf
xfce4-terminal
vim
VLC
lynx, konqueror, + iceweasel (in i386 chroot for flash, javascript, plus
a couple of sites that won't work on konq).
Latex in vim.
Debian policy. OpenBSD. OpenSSH.
Tshepang Lekhonkhobe
2007-11-07 15:44:59 UTC
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Post by Douglas A. Tutty
lynx, konqueror, + iceweasel (in i386 chroot for flash, javascript, plus
a couple of sites that won't work on konq).
This makes me curious why i386 chroot?
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Douglas A. Tutty
2007-11-08 03:06:27 UTC
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Post by Tshepang Lekhonkhobe
Post by Douglas A. Tutty
lynx, konqueror, + iceweasel (in i386 chroot for flash, javascript, plus
a couple of sites that won't work on konq).
This makes me curious why i386 chroot?
Because I'm running Etch amd64. There is no flashplayer for amd64 and
no wrapper (as there is in Lenny). So a browser plus flash needs to be
in a chroot. I'm on dialup and iceweasel has frequent enough security
replacment (and its a big download when that happens) that I only want
one copy to have to maintain; in the i386 chroot. My normal day-to-day
browsing is with Konqueror amd64 and requires neither flash nor
javascript.

Doug.
Tshepang Lekhonkhobe
2007-11-07 15:35:04 UTC
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Post by Kamaraju S Kusumanchi
It is not clear as to whether we should reply to you personally or post it
on the d-u list. So I will just post it to the list...
The list is better actually.
Post by Kamaraju S Kusumanchi
Can't understand what you mean by this...
Anything working with mathematics, like calculators and so on, same as
you've listed below...
Post by Kamaraju S Kusumanchi
maxima, texmacs, gnuplot, octave (many programs are coming to my mind)...
Is this your selection?
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Kamaraju S Kusumanchi
2007-11-08 02:32:40 UTC
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Post by Tshepang Lekhonkhobe
Post by Kamaraju S Kusumanchi
Can't understand what you mean by this...
Anything working with mathematics, like calculators and so on, same as
you've listed below...
Post by Kamaraju S Kusumanchi
maxima, texmacs, gnuplot, octave (many programs are coming to my mind)...
Is this your selection?
Yes, that is my selection.

raju
Emre Sevinc
2007-11-07 08:19:11 UTC
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Post by Keith O'Brien
-----Original Message-----
Sent: Tuesday, November 06, 2007 1:15 PM
To: debian-user
Subject: what's your favourite FLOSS?
Here's a template where you can fill in your favourites; feel free to
audio editor:
Audacity, Snd

audio player:
XMMS

cd-ripper:
grip


desktop OR window manager:
fluxbox

DBMS:
MySQL

development:
Emacs (+ SLIME, SBCL, CLISP, PYTHON, PERL, gcc, gdb, JAVA)

e-mail client:
gmail ;-)

file manager:
mc (Midnight Commander)

ftp client:
mc, wget

image editor:
GIMP

image viewer:
xli

instant messenger:
centericq

mathematics:
bc, dc, octave, gnuplot, maxima

news:
EMACS + GNUS (or gmail + google groups ;-)

pdf-reader:
Acrobat Reader, (gv, ocassionaly)

spreadsheet:
OpenOffice.org

text editor:
Emacs (VIM sometimes)

video player:
mplayer

web browser:
Firefox

word-processor:
OpenOffice.org

anything deserving great honours (EG. GCC):
gcc, tex, latex
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http://www.bilgi.edu.tr
http://www.bilgiemba.net

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http://ileriseviye.org/blog
Tshepang Lekhonkhobe
2007-11-07 15:56:32 UTC
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Post by Emre Sevinc
gcc, tex, latex
Should I suppose that TeX and LaTeX is about the same thing?
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Tyler Smith
2007-11-07 17:40:16 UTC
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Post by Tshepang Lekhonkhobe
Post by Emre Sevinc
gcc, tex, latex
Should I suppose that TeX and LaTeX is about the same thing?
More or less. LaTeX is a (large) set of extensions to the basic TeX
language.

Tyler
Tyler Smith
2007-11-07 17:58:44 UTC
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Post by Tshepang Lekhonkhobe
Here's a template where you can fill in your favourites; feel free to
*
amarok
Post by Tshepang Lekhonkhobe
*
cdparanoia
Post by Tshepang Lekhonkhobe
*
fluxbox
Post by Tshepang Lekhonkhobe
*
emacs, gcc, bash, make
Post by Tshepang Lekhonkhobe
*
k3b
Post by Tshepang Lekhonkhobe
*
mutt
Post by Tshepang Lekhonkhobe
*
bash/mv/cp/rm/mkdir
Post by Tshepang Lekhonkhobe
*
inkscape, gimp
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image magic
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R (with Emacs and ESS)
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svn
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slrn
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aptitude
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xpdf
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R, Emacs
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etags (or is there some other kind of tag?)
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xterm
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emacs
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gxine
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iceweasel, w3m
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Emacs + LaTeX
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Emacs, R, GRASS
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Crossover Office, Paup
Tshepang Lekhonkhobe
2007-11-07 19:37:23 UTC
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*
etags (or is there some other kind of tag?)
What's that? Me not understand.
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joseph lockhart
2007-11-07 21:04:08 UTC
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vlc
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(don't use much)
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KDE & fluxbox
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bash
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k3b
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yahoo
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konqueror
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GIMP
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Konqueror
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gnumeric
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ISO master
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(don't use)
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aptitude
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konqueror
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gnumeric
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(don't use)
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yakuake
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kate
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vlc
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konqueror & lynx
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kate, kword
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ISO master, DOSbox, gnash, menu
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(don't use)
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gnome-cd
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grip
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metacity
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emacs, gcc, bash, make
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evolution
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nautilus
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gimp
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gthumb
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maxima + texmacs as front-end
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aptitude, apt-get
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evince, xpdf
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gnumeric
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gnome-terminal
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emacs
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xmms
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iceweasel
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emacs + LaTeX
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emacs + LaTeX + metapost + metagraph
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emacs + LaTeX + metapost + metagraph + powerdot
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2007-11-07 19:23:35 UTC
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gnome-cd
How do I find this?
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xmms
Is there a video extension or this a mistake?
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interesting twist
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emacs + LaTeX + metapost + metagraph + powerdot
Even more of an interesting twist. Are the results superior than those
of OOo impress? Is the workflow faster?
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Dr. Robert J. Jerrard, Professor of Mathematics,
Such credentials I can only dream of...
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2007-11-07 19:59:12 UTC
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gnome-cd
This a part of the gnome-media package. Not a big dealt, just a simple
player.
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How do I find this?
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xmms
Is there a video extension or this a mistake?
Yes, my mistake I was thinking of audio not video. I don't do much with
video so I suppose gxine.
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emacs + LaTeX + metapost + metagraph
interesting twist
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emacs + LaTeX + metapost + metagraph + powerdot
Even more of an interesting twist. Are the results superior than those
of OOo impress? Is the workflow faster?
I like these combinations since mostly I am text processing mathematics
in latex and all the nice math can be used directly in powerdot to
create very nice math powerpoint like slides in a pdf file. A bit of a
learning curve but the results are worth it. The use of metapost and
metagraph allow plots to be put directly in the tex file for processing
through latex with and without powerdot. You can create very high
quality math and graphs with this combination.
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Post by Robert Jerrard
Dr. Robert J. Jerrard, Professor of Mathematics,
Such credentials I can only dream of...
It is just a lot of time and work to get them.


Bob
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Tshepang Lekhonkhobe
2007-11-07 19:38:24 UTC
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evince, xpdf
How come this is? What's the limitations of each?
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2007-11-07 20:09:38 UTC
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evince, xpdf
How come this is? What's the limitations of each?
Evince is nice in that it remembers what slide you stopped at last time
but it was a bit buggy in earlier versions, seems to work nicely now.

Xpdf was the one I used when evince was buggy.

I haven't seen any real limitations for either in my limited use of
them.

Bob
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Douglas A. Tutty
2007-11-08 03:19:31 UTC
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Post by Robert Jerrard
Post by Tshepang Lekhonkhobe
Post by Robert Jerrard
evince, xpdf
How come this is? What's the limitations of each?
Evince is nice in that it remembers what slide you stopped at last time
but it was a bit buggy in earlier versions, seems to work nicely now.
Xpdf was the one I used when evince was buggy.
I haven't seen any real limitations for either in my limited use of
them.
I didn't notice that gnome apps had stopped being buggy. Every time I
figure I'll try one (such as Evince) I always hit some bug.

I use Kpdf most of the time but xpdf has a smaller footprint (both
memory and disk space requirements). I have Kpdf on my main Athlon box
and xpdf on my PII. I can view a pdf directly on the PII with xpdf or I
can ssh -X into my athlon box and view it with Kpdf if I set Kpdf for
poor performance. Its stores rendered pages in the Xorg memory
footprint on the PII. If I'm really tight for memory, I'll run xpdf on
the Athlon and it will keep rendered pages on the Athlon.

Doug.
Manu Hack
2007-11-08 03:38:54 UTC
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Post by Douglas A. Tutty
I use Kpdf most of the time but xpdf has a smaller footprint (both
memory and disk space requirements). I have Kpdf on my main Athlon box
and xpdf on my PII. I can view a pdf directly on the PII with xpdf or I
can ssh -X into my athlon box and view it with Kpdf if I set Kpdf for
poor performance. Its stores rendered pages in the Xorg memory
footprint on the PII. If I'm really tight for memory, I'll run xpdf on
the Athlon and it will keep rendered pages on the Athlon.
I also found kpdf outperform xpdf for big files. But the only reason
I still keep using xpdf is that I can't set the vi key-binding (hjkl
is enough) in kpdf.

Manu
Nate Duehr
2007-11-07 20:17:29 UTC
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This set of answers will probably bore everyone to death, but I really
only use Linux for servers. Desktops are better done by others (Apple).
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Audacity
N/A
N/A
KDE (when I have to - would rather use the Mac for GUI stuff)
Informix oops.. not FLOSS... MySQL then. :-)
vim
cdrecord
Apple Mail... oops... Thunderbird
ls
Quicken... oops... N/A
ftp
N/A
Firefox
N/A
N/A
find
N/A
Email with MIME attachments. (LOL!)
aptitude
N/A
N/A
vim (?)
minicom
vim
N/A
Firefox/Ice-whatever
vim
don't care :-)
everyone that writes code for free and gives it away -- huge kudos and
bravo!
Real-life... oops... N/A
Mac OSX :-)

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David Brodbeck
2007-11-07 21:32:30 UTC
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Audacity
Amarok
Konqueror
KDE
MySQL, although just because I know it best.
Emacs
K3b
Thunderbird
Konqueror
GNUCash
Konqueror
GIMP
Konqueror
Kopete
dnsmasq (does a great job integrating a DNS caching server, private
local DNS, and DHCP server, along with some other features useful for
NATed networks, into one easy-to-configure daemon)
aptitude
acroread still has the best compatibility and feature set...takes a
long time to load, though.
OpenOffice.org
Geez, I dunno. Whatever comes up when I choose 'Terminal' from the
KDE menu. ;)
If you mean for talking to serial devices, I usually use 'screen'.
Emacs
Mythplayer, or if I'm not using that, mplayer
Firefox, or whatever reskinning of it happens to be handy.
OpenOffice.org, although I'm slowly moving towards Emacs + LaTeX for
anything longer than a page or so.
Amarok and Konqueror have each replaced two or three other,
individual packages for me, and they deserve kudos for integrating
new functionality in ways that make intuitive sense.
Well, the program I've been booting into Windows to run most often,
lately, is Portal. ;)
John Masters
2007-11-07 21:24:55 UTC
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Here's a template where you can fill in your favourites; feel free to
<big big snip>

Sorry but here's where I unsubscribe for a couple of months while the
same stuff is rehashed as it was a few months ago. Does this totally
unscientific poll have any real use? Apart that is from reigniting the
antediluvian arguments like mutt v emacs, bash v korn etc.

There is a method to gauge the popularity of FLOSS apps built into every
Debian installation. If you haven't enabled it yet, do so and eliminate
this totally superfluous 'poll'.
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Nate Duehr
2007-11-07 22:16:51 UTC
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Post by John Masters
Post by Tshepang Lekhonkhobe
Here's a template where you can fill in your favourites; feel free to
<big big snip>
Sorry but here's where I unsubscribe for a couple of months while the
same stuff is rehashed as it was a few months ago. Does this totally
unscientific poll have any real use? Apart that is from reigniting the
antediluvian arguments like mutt v emacs, bash v korn etc.
Sheesh... sort by thread, delete key. Not difficult...
Post by John Masters
There is a method to gauge the popularity of FLOSS apps built into every
Debian installation. If you haven't enabled it yet, do so and
eliminate
this totally superfluous 'poll'.
You might have mentioned that it's called "popularity-contest" and can
be found via your favorite package manager. :-)

Picture yourself standing in a big room with a hundred people all
having different conversations... imaging yelling at the top of your
lungs "I'm tired of hearing that group over there talking about that!
I'M LEAVING!"

Think anyone would, a) care?, b) not think you were insane?

That's pretty much the equivalent of what most "I'm leaving the list"
messages amount to. No one cares, we all just shake our heads and
say, "There goes a very troubled person."

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John Masters
2007-11-07 23:03:10 UTC
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Post by Nate Duehr
Post by John Masters
Post by Tshepang Lekhonkhobe
Here's a template where you can fill in your favourites; feel free to
<big big snip>
Sorry but here's where I unsubscribe for a couple of months while the
same stuff is rehashed as it was a few months ago. Does this totally
unscientific poll have any real use? Apart that is from reigniting the
antediluvian arguments like mutt v emacs, bash v korn etc.
Sheesh... sort by thread, delete key. Not difficult...
Not the point. Why rehash stuff that has been over and over.
Post by Nate Duehr
Post by John Masters
There is a method to gauge the popularity of FLOSS apps built into every
Debian installation. If you haven't enabled it yet, do so and eliminate
this totally superfluous 'poll'.
You might have mentioned that it's called "popularity-contest" and can be
found via your favorite package manager. :-)
I thought everybody would know what it is called seeing as it is offered
as an option on install.
Post by Nate Duehr
Picture yourself standing in a big room with a hundred people all having
different conversations... imaging yelling at the top of your lungs "I'm
tired of hearing that group over there talking about that! I'M LEAVING!"
Think anyone would, a) care?, b) not think you were insane?
That's pretty much the equivalent of what most "I'm leaving the list"
messages amount to. No one cares, we all just shake our heads and say,
"There goes a very troubled person."
Do not presume to psychoanalyse me. I see the Debian Users list as an
invaluable source of information and advice, to which I attempt in my
own small way to contribute. Posts requesting opinions as to which is
the best software/hardware/distro inevitably invite flame wars which
fill my inbox with dross.
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Nate Duehr
2007-11-07 23:29:12 UTC
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Post by John Masters
Post by Nate Duehr
That's pretty much the equivalent of what most "I'm leaving the list"
messages amount to. No one cares, we all just shake our heads and say,
"There goes a very troubled person."
Do not presume to psychoanalyse me. I see the Debian Users list as an
invaluable source of information and advice, to which I attempt in my
own small way to contribute. Posts requesting opinions as to which is
the best software/hardware/distro inevitably invite flame wars which
fill my inbox with dross.
I didn't psychoanalyze you -- I told you what people think of such
behavior in public. I leave psychoanalysis to the pros. :-)

As far as your comments about posts requesting opinions as to which is
the best software to use for a particular purpose -- you're absolutely
right -- they always lead to dumb arguments and the same old flamefests.

My point to you is that no matter how hard you try (or voice your
opinion that you don't like it) -- those stupid arguments will
continue to happen. Example: If you can find an example of a Unix
list where the tired old vi vs emacs thread HASN'T happened, I'd be
impressed.

What point is there in fighting it? It's just tilting after windmills
to try to stop flamefests on a non-moderated mailing list. It's far
easier to just delete the thread and move on. :-)

Standard Unix flamefests: S/N ratio of lists drops by some measurable
amount. Complaints about flamefests, S/N ratio drops by a further
amount.

(Me being dumb enough to reply to you and try to explain it... S/N
ratio of list drops even further. GRIN...)

It's a never-ending flamefest/complaint/explanation that flamfests
won't go away/new flamefest cycle. Almost as natural as the Sun
rising and setting.

I find the complaints about the flamefests to also be "dross" in my
inbox, see? And I was dumb enough to point it out... which you
replied by saying you didn't like people psychoanalyzing you? Heh.

Quite the useless thread now... sorry, I'm done. I fell into the same
trap you did... complaining about something neither one of us can
change.

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Tshepang Lekhonkhobe
2007-11-08 14:45:20 UTC
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Post by John Masters
Do not presume to psychoanalyse me. I see the Debian Users list as an
invaluable source of information and advice, to which I attempt in my
own small way to contribute. Posts requesting opinions as to which is
the best software/hardware/distro inevitably invite flame wars which
fill my inbox with dross.
This is the third poll I've run, of course asking the same question of
"what's your favourite FLOSS", and I haven't ever seen a flame war
incited by it. In fact I have found it pretty helpful since it tends
to reveal various hidden gems. And by the way, popcon states which
software is most installed (and does not exclude essential stuff like
'tzdata' which I'm sure many users don't care/know about), and that's
a limitation. Doesn't that distinction make it worthy to run this
poll?
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John Masters
2007-11-08 17:38:46 UTC
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Post by Tshepang Lekhonkhobe
This is the third poll I've run, of course asking the same question of
"what's your favourite FLOSS", and I haven't ever seen a flame war
incited by it. In fact I have found it pretty helpful since it tends
to reveal various hidden gems. And by the way, popcon states which
software is most installed (and does not exclude essential stuff like
'tzdata' which I'm sure many users don't care/know about), and that's
a limitation. Doesn't that distinction make it worthy to run this
poll?
Firstly I must apologise to any and all I offended with my post. In
mitigation I plead age, failing memory and a bad day at work. I could
have sworn that it was only about 3 months ago the last survey was
posted; just checked the logs and it was last October. Doesn't time fly
when you get older?

Also at the same time there was a bit of a flame war going on about spam
and I must have subconsciously associated the two different threads.

BTW I actually submitted to the last survey ;). Also I take your point
about the difference between popcon and the poll.
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Tshepang Lekhonkhobe
2007-11-08 18:02:00 UTC
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Post by John Masters
Post by Tshepang Lekhonkhobe
This is the third poll I've run, of course asking the same question of
"what's your favourite FLOSS", and I haven't ever seen a flame war
incited by it. In fact I have found it pretty helpful since it tends
to reveal various hidden gems. And by the way, popcon states which
software is most installed (and does not exclude essential stuff like
'tzdata' which I'm sure many users don't care/know about), and that's
a limitation. Doesn't that distinction make it worthy to run this
poll?
Firstly I must apologise to any and all I offended with my post. In
mitigation I plead age, failing memory and a bad day at work. I could
have sworn that it was only about 3 months ago the last survey was
posted; just checked the logs and it was last October. Doesn't time fly
when you get older?
Also at the same time there was a bit of a flame war going on about spam
and I must have subconsciously associated the two different threads.
BTW I actually submitted to the last survey ;). Also I take your point
about the difference between popcon and the poll.
I will check it out. Also please re-submit in anything changed. If
not, you lose :-)
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Kevin Mark
2007-11-08 21:03:47 UTC
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Post by Tshepang Lekhonkhobe
Post by John Masters
Do not presume to psychoanalyse me. I see the Debian Users list as an
invaluable source of information and advice, to which I attempt in my
own small way to contribute. Posts requesting opinions as to which is
the best software/hardware/distro inevitably invite flame wars which
fill my inbox with dross.
This is the third poll I've run, of course asking the same question of
"what's your favourite FLOSS", and I haven't ever seen a flame war
incited by it. In fact I have found it pretty helpful since it tends
to reveal various hidden gems. And by the way, popcon states which
software is most installed (and does not exclude essential stuff like
'tzdata' which I'm sure many users don't care/know about), and that's
a limitation. Doesn't that distinction make it worthy to run this
poll?
Here here! Great to get participation from users! I would suggest that
this poll and others be added to the debian-community.org site as a
feature. That way you can just point to a URL and let a wider audience
have a say.
Keep up the good work, Tshepang!
-K
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Tshepang Lekhonkhobe
2007-11-09 15:34:22 UTC
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Post by Kevin Mark
Here here! Great to get participation from users! I would suggest that
this poll and others be added to the debian-community.org site as a
feature. That way you can just point to a URL and let a wider audience
have a say.
I was wondering where you were hidden. I still haven't seen your selection yet.

Anyways, do you suggest that debian-community.org has greater
visibility than the debian-user list.
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Kevin Mark
2007-11-10 05:28:40 UTC
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Post by Tshepang Lekhonkhobe
Post by Kevin Mark
Here here! Great to get participation from users! I would suggest that
this poll and others be added to the debian-community.org site as a
feature. That way you can just point to a URL and let a wider audience
have a say.
I was wondering where you were hidden. I still haven't seen your selection yet.
Anyways, do you suggest that debian-community.org has greater
visibility than the debian-user list.
Well I was looking to increase debian-community.org's visibility as its
intented for debian-user's ;-)
-K
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Kelly Clowers
2007-11-08 02:21:35 UTC
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Post by John Masters
Post by Tshepang Lekhonkhobe
Here's a template where you can fill in your favourites; feel free to
<big big snip>
Sorry but here's where I unsubscribe for a couple of months while the
same stuff is rehashed as it was a few months ago. Does this totally
unscientific poll have any real use? Apart that is from reigniting the
antediluvian arguments like mutt v emacs, bash v korn etc.
There is a method to gauge the popularity of FLOSS apps built into every
Debian installation. If you haven't enabled it yet, do so and eliminate
this totally superfluous 'poll'.
I find it fun and interesting to discuss with my fellow free software users
what programs they use. With this method, it is not anonymous stats,
it is people I know somewhat. If someone has an interesting choice, I
can ask why they use that program, and sometime I learn of programs
that I didn't know about at all.

Last year, this poll produced no major vi/emacs or similar flamewars,
and there have been none so far this year.

I am generally for keeping the list mostly on topic, but I think an
annual "favorite FOSS poll" is still on topic (and fun).


Cheers,
Kelly Clowers
Martin Marcher
2007-11-14 20:18:58 UTC
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Post by John Masters
Sorry but here's where I unsubscribe for a couple of months while the
same stuff is rehashed as it was a few months ago. Does this totally
unscientific poll have any real use? Apart that is from reigniting the
antediluvian arguments like mutt v emacs, bash v korn etc.
It does have a purpose, unregularly just scrolling thru the results
may point you to something you may find usefull.

How would I use the results from $SCIENTIFIC_POLL - I don't even now
where I could get one for free....
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Jabka Atu
2007-11-07 21:35:57 UTC
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Hmm ..
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Here's a template where you can fill in your favourites; feel free to
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mplayer
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dd
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Xfce4
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Anjuta
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cdrecord
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icedove
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konqueror
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gnucash
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gftp
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Gimp
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Kuikshow
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Gaim / Pidgin
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Hmm ..
Kalgebra + OO math
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Azureus
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apt-get
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kpdf
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impress
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Konsole
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vim
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mplayer
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lynx
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vim
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Cad work :
Brclad
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Gcc + Vim ,
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Tshepang Lekhonkhobe
2007-11-08 14:54:56 UTC
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impress
Did you mean OOo Calc or do you want this under another category.
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Kevin Monceaux
2007-11-08 20:20:01 UTC
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On Tue, 6 Nov 2007, Tshepang Lekhonkhobe wrote:

This looks like it might be fun. First of all, while I do know the
meaning of FLOSS I might choose to ignore that fact from time to time
below.
N/A - I haven't really gotten into audio editing.
mpg123
cdparanoia
Xfce when a GUI environment is absolutely necessary, otherwise I prefer to
stick to text consoles.
PostgreSQL
Well, I work as an IBM mainframe operator, so I'm thankful for the
development of mainframes.
cdrecord
Alpine
ls
I'd love to be rich, but it doesn't look likely that it's going to happen.
ftp
My graphics design skills are practically non-existant, but I have used
gimp a few times.
xv
yelling across the room
Well, I really liked algebra back in high school, but I hardly remember
any of it these days.
tar
I never watch the news.
amule
aptitude, although I'm closely following the development of IPS.
acroread
I try to avoid spreadsheets. I prefer databases.
Sharpies, they work wonders for nametags and such.
c3270, but I find actual terminals work better than emulators.
vim
xine
Firefox. And, if it's Firefox, get over it and call it Firefox.
LaTeX
Indiana - well, the developer preview has been released. I am, however,
anxiously awaiting the final, ready for primetime, release.
clip, Aubit4GL
canasta, cribbage, backgammon
I try to avoid those.



Kevin
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Kevin Monceaux
2007-11-08 21:02:31 UTC
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Post by Kevin Monceaux
clip, Aubit4GL
Humm, I seem to have experienced a momentary lapse of reason. I left out
Hercules. That should have been at the top of my "great honours" list.


Kevin
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Si hoc legere scis nimium eruditionis habes.
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a***@gmail.com
2007-11-08 22:25:02 UTC
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On Tue, 6 Nov 2007 13:15:18 +0200
Post by Tshepang Lekhonkhobe
Here's a template where you can fill in your favourites; feel free to
Yeah, this kind of stuff might be fun!
Here we go...
Audacity
Audacious
Sound Juicer
Xfce
Eclipse, gcc, Lua, Scite, cmake
Gnome-Baker
Sylpheed
Thunar
Gftp
Gimp
GQView
Gaim
Liferea
Azureus
aptitude, synaptic
Evince
OpenOffice-Calc
Xfce4-terminal
Scite
htop
Mplayer
Iceweasel
OpenOffice-Writer
Nouveau (hmm, did I get the spelling right?)
gcc does indeed deserve GREAT honours.

All in all I try to use/find Gtk stuff that isn't that heavy, and dont pull in all the Gnome-dependencies... Also, I could mention that I am not very faithful to software, so this list might look very different in a week or month... :)

/Andreas
Michael M. Moore
2007-11-09 18:09:58 UTC
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Post by Tshepang Lekhonkhobe
Here's a template where you can fill in your favourites; feel free to
* quodlibet
* abcde
* GNOME or Openbox
* Nautilus
* Evolution
* mc
* gftp
* gThumb
* rgrep
* Pan
* rtorrent
* Aptitude
* Evince
* OO.org Calc
* quodlibet/ex-falso
* urxvt
* vim
* mplayer
* Epiphany
* OO.org Writer


Favorite gui app not mentioned above:
Tomboy
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arijit sarkar
2007-11-10 12:00:18 UTC
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Post by Tshepang Lekhonkhobe
Here's a template where you can fill in your favourites; feel free to
Amarok
Sound-Juicer
Gnome
K3B
Evolution
Nautilus
gFtp
gThumb
ktorrent, Deluge
Aptitude (also, emerge)
KPDF
OO.org Calc
Terminal
nano (gedit, if graphical needed)
mplayer
firefox, elinks
OO.org Writer
Tomboy
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M. Baldinelli
2007-11-10 21:30:43 UTC
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[set lurking_mode off]
Audacity
[g]xine, xmms, mplayer
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Gnome
MySQL
Geany, [g]vim :-)
K3B
iceape/icedove
Nautilus
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/usr/bin/ftp
The GIMP / Inkscape
fbi, feh, gqview
pidgin
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Rhythmbox, streamripper
iceape/icedove, slrn
Azureus
Aptitude
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OOo Calc
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rxvt
[g]vim
gxine, mplayer
iceape/iceweasel, links
OOo Writer
MAME (uhm, perhaps this is non-free in Debian sense so it should go
below... - I don't remember.)
Acrobat Reader, Skype

PS: I use many of these also on $BIG_BLOATED_PROPRIETARY_OS at work :-)

[set lurking_mode on]
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Chris
2007-11-10 21:51:29 UTC
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On Sat, 10 Nov 2007 22:30:43 +0100
Adacity
Amarok / Audacious
Sound Juicer
Gnome / XFCE4
MySQL
K3B
Claws-Mail
Nautilus
GnuCash
Gftp / Igloo
Gimp
Gimp
Pidgin
Liferea / Bluefish / Revelation / Seti / Xchat / Wireshark / Dia /
Scribus
Pan
Yum / Apt / Pirut
OOO
Amarok
Gnome Terminal
Nano
Mplayer
Firefox
OOO
Acrobat Reader
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Tshepang Lekhonkhobe
2007-11-13 14:56:14 UTC
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MAME (uhm, perhaps this is non-free in Debian sense so it should go
below... - I don't remember.)
Interesting. Does this run on Debian, and if so, how?
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M. Baldinelli
2007-11-15 00:20:15 UTC
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Interesting. Does this run on Debian, and if so, how?
I tried it with gxmame frontend (I think now it's discontinued, because
it's in Obsolete and Locally Created Packages, or perhaps it was from
some unofficial .deb package, I don't remember). I didn't try it with
recent and heavy games, as my favorite ones are some 80's games, but it
worked quite well. Now I didn't run it for a long time and cannot load
games for now because I moved some directory here and there :-), but the
frontend starts up and apparently keeps working well.

Here's the packages I installed on my lenny machine (gxmame obsoleted
and quite old versions for the xmame-* ones, too):

***@romula:~$ dpkg -l | grep "^ii .*mame"
ii gxmame 0.35beta2-1 GTK XMame frontend
ii xmame-common 0.106-2 Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator
ii xmame-extras 20050404-1 Optional files used by xmame (cheat.dat etc)
ii xmame-sdl 0.106-2 SDL binaries for the Multiple Arcade Machine
ii xmame-tools 0.106-2 Tools for xmame and xmess
ii xmame-x 0.106-2 X binaries for the Multiple Arcade Machine E
***@romula:~$

As I imagined, they are all in non-free, except for gxmame which is in
contrib.
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Tshepang Lekhonkhobe
2007-11-15 07:48:32 UTC
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Post by M. Baldinelli
Post by Tshepang Lekhonkhobe
Interesting. Does this run on Debian, and if so, how?
I tried it with gxmame frontend (I think now it's discontinued, because
it's in Obsolete and Locally Created Packages, or perhaps it was from
some unofficial .deb package, I don't remember). I didn't try it with
recent and heavy games, as my favorite ones are some 80's games, but it
worked quite well. Now I didn't run it for a long time and cannot load
games for now because I moved some directory here and there :-), but the
frontend starts up and apparently keeps working well.
Here's the packages I installed on my lenny machine (gxmame obsoleted
ii gxmame 0.35beta2-1 GTK XMame frontend
ii xmame-common 0.106-2 Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator
ii xmame-extras 20050404-1 Optional files used by xmame (cheat.dat etc)
ii xmame-sdl 0.106-2 SDL binaries for the Multiple Arcade Machine
ii xmame-tools 0.106-2 Tools for xmame and xmess
ii xmame-x 0.106-2 X binaries for the Multiple Arcade Machine E
As I imagined, they are all in non-free, except for gxmame which is in
contrib.
That was helpful, I was not aware that such goodness was available in
Debian repos. Thanks...
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Martin Waller
2007-11-10 22:22:55 UTC
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Post by Tshepang Lekhonkhobe
Here's a template where you can fill in your favourites; feel free to
Gnome, fvwm
MySQL
gcc/g++, Qt, R, autoconf/make
The one that comes gnome, ls
ftp
gimp
gimp
R, g++, Octave
aptitude
xpdf
xterm
vi, nedit
Iceweasel
vi
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autoconf/automake, R , gcc/g++, Qt
Tshepang Lekhonkhobe
2007-11-13 15:10:42 UTC
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R, g++, Octave
g++?
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Martin Waller
2007-11-13 20:37:52 UTC
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R, g++, Octave
g++?
yes, g++

***@papilio:~$ g++ -v
Using built-in specs.
Target: i486-linux-gnu
Configured with: ../src/configure -v
--enable-languages=c,c++,fortran,objc,obj-c
++,treelang --prefix=/usr --enable-shared --with-system-zlib
--libexecdir=/usr/l
ib --without-included-gettext --enable-threads=posix --enable-nls
--program-suff
ix=-4.1 --enable-__cxa_atexit --enable-clocale=gnu
--enable-libstdcxx-debug --en
able-mpfr --with-tune=i686 --enable-checking=release i486-linux-gnu
Thread model: posix
gcc version 4.1.2 20061115 (prerelease) (Debian 4.1.1-21)
***@papilio:~$

Cheers

Martin
Tshepang Lekhonkhobe
2007-11-14 07:01:50 UTC
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Post by Martin Waller
R, g++, Octave
g++?
yes, g++
Using built-in specs.
Target: i486-linux-gnu
Configured with: ../src/configure -v
--enable-languages=c,c++,fortran,objc,obj-c
++,treelang --prefix=/usr --enable-shared --with-system-zlib
--libexecdir=/usr/l
ib --without-included-gettext --enable-threads=posix --enable-nls
--program-suff
ix=-4.1 --enable-__cxa_atexit --enable-clocale=gnu
--enable-libstdcxx-debug --en
able-mpfr --with-tune=i686 --enable-checking=release i486-linux-gnu
Thread model: posix
gcc version 4.1.2 20061115 (prerelease) (Debian 4.1.1-21)
I meant I saw it listed under mathematics. I already saw someone who
listed Python under mathematics, and maybe it's because she uses it as
a calculator. What about you?
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Martin Waller
2007-11-14 20:09:50 UTC
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Post by Martin Waller
Post by Martin Waller
R, g++, Octave
g++?
yes, g++
Using built-in specs.
Target: i486-linux-gnu
Configured with: ../src/configure -v
--enable-languages=c,c++,fortran,objc,obj-c
++,treelang --prefix=/usr --enable-shared --with-system-zlib
--libexecdir=/usr/l
ib --without-included-gettext --enable-threads=posix --enable-nls
--program-suff
ix=-4.1 --enable-__cxa_atexit --enable-clocale=gnu
--enable-libstdcxx-debug --en
able-mpfr --with-tune=i686 --enable-checking=release i486-linux-gnu
Thread model: posix
gcc version 4.1.2 20061115 (prerelease) (Debian 4.1.1-21)
I meant I saw it listed under mathematics. I already saw someone who
listed Python under mathematics, and maybe it's because she uses it as
a calculator. What about you?
Numerical analysis of various kinds - less so now since I have started
using R, but its still a good way to understand the fundamental details
of the calcs. involved in various techniques (at least to a pretty
elementary level) and how to use some of the BOOST libs and TMP etc
which can be useful in some cases.

Kind regards,

Martin
Tshepang Lekhonkhobe
2007-11-15 07:49:35 UTC
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Post by Martin Waller
Post by Tshepang Lekhonkhobe
I meant I saw it listed under mathematics. I already saw someone who
listed Python under mathematics, and maybe it's because she uses it as
a calculator. What about you?
Numerical analysis of various kinds - less so now since I have started
using R, but its still a good way to understand the fundamental details
of the calcs. involved in various techniques (at least to a pretty
elementary level) and how to use some of the BOOST libs and TMP etc
which can be useful in some cases.
Thanks much...
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Martin Waller
2007-11-13 21:28:24 UTC
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Post by Martin Waller
R, g++, Octave
g++?
yes, g++

***@papilio:~$ g++ -v
Using built-in specs.
Target: i486-linux-gnu
Configured with: ../src/configure -v
--enable-languages=c,c++,fortran,objc,obj-c
++,treelang --prefix=/usr --enable-shared --with-system-zlib
--libexecdir=/usr/l
ib --without-included-gettext --enable-threads=posix --enable-nls
--program-suff
ix=-4.1 --enable-__cxa_atexit --enable-clocale=gnu
--enable-libstdcxx-debug --en
able-mpfr --with-tune=i686 --enable-checking=release i486-linux-gnu
Thread model: posix
gcc version 4.1.2 20061115 (prerelease) (Debian 4.1.1-21)
***@papilio:~$

Cheers

Martin
William Pursell
2007-11-11 10:12:14 UTC
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Post by Tshepang Lekhonkhobe
Here's a template where you can fill in your favourites; feel free to
desktop OR window manager: wmii
development: autotools/git
mathematics: dc
misc utilities: sed
p2p: bit torrent
package manager: aptitude
terminal emulator: screen
text editor: vim
video player: mplayer
web browser: w3m
word-processor: vim
anything deserving great honours (EG. GCC): git, screen, gdb, make, tclsh
shell: dash
Celejar
2007-11-11 00:05:00 UTC
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xfce
gcc, perl, bluefish, vim
sylpheed
mc
ncftp
imagemagick
feh
less, grep
liferea
aptitude
evince
xfce4-terminal
vim
gmplayer
links, iceweasel
abiword
gcc, perl, ssh
wesnoth
madwifi

I think you should, in the future, include a 'backup' category.

Celejar
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Tshepang Lekhonkhobe
2007-11-13 15:25:57 UTC
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Post by Celejar
I think you should, in the future, include a 'backup' category.
That shouldn't have limited you since I asked that you may your own
category. Anyways, it will only be valid if there's enough voters for
such a category, and if not so it should just go under "misc
utilities".
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Celejar
2007-11-13 19:52:11 UTC
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On Tue, 13 Nov 2007 17:25:57 +0200
Post by Tshepang Lekhonkhobe
Post by Celejar
I think you should, in the future, include a 'backup' category.
That shouldn't have limited you since I asked that you may your own
category. Anyways, it will only be valid if there's enough voters for
such a category, and if not so it should just go under "misc
utilities".
Okay, so I'll add rsnapshot and rdiff-backup to "misc utilities".
BTW, I agree with you and the others about the value of the poll. I
like seeing what others, especially those who are much more experienced
and knowledgeable than I, use and recommend.

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Tshepang Lekhonkhobe
2007-11-14 07:03:27 UTC
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Post by Celejar
BTW, I agree with you and the others about the value of the poll. I
like seeing what others, especially those who are much more experienced
and knowledgeable than I, use and recommend.
Thanks much...
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Michelle Konzack
2007-11-13 11:52:18 UTC
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Post by Tshepang Lekhonkhobe
Here's a template where you can fill in your favourites; feel free to
audacity
xmms
*
fvwm
postgresql
gcc
gtk+2
cdrecord
mutt
mc
gnucash
mc
gaim
xzgv
gaim
bc
${RANDOM}
i_hate_news
ssh/scp
apt-get
xpdf
php5/postgresql
*
xterm
xedit
vlc
iceape
xedit
DFSG
gcc
pth
gtk+2
xmahjongg
what_is_this_crap
Thanks, Greetings and nice Day
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Debian GNU/Linux Consultant
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Tshepang Lekhonkhobe
2007-11-14 13:23:09 UTC
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gaim
mistake?
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Michelle Konzack
2007-11-16 21:41:44 UTC
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Post by Tshepang Lekhonkhobe
gaim
mistake?
Grmpf! gimp!


Thanks, Greetings and nice Day
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Tshepang Lekhonkhobe
2007-11-14 13:28:32 UTC
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DFSG
debian free software guidelines?
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Michelle Konzack
2007-11-16 21:41:20 UTC
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Post by Tshepang Lekhonkhobe
DFSG
debian free software guidelines?
I like it!

Thanks, Greetings and nice Day
Michelle Konzack
Tamay Dogan Network
Open Hardware Developer
Debian GNU/Linux Consultant
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Tshepang Lekhonkhobe
2007-11-20 07:14:17 UTC
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Post by Michelle Konzack
Post by Tshepang Lekhonkhobe
DFSG
debian free software guidelines?
I like it!
Me not understand. DFSG exists already...
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Mihira Fernando
2007-11-15 18:04:10 UTC
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Post by Tshepang Lekhonkhobe
Here's a template where you can fill in your favourites; feel free to
Audacity
Rythmbox, Juk
Post by Tshepang Lekhonkhobe
*
XFCE4, KDE
MySQL
Post by Tshepang Lekhonkhobe
*
K3b
Thunderbird 2
Thunar, Konqueror, ls
Post by Tshepang Lekhonkhobe
*
FileZilla
Gimp
gQviewer, Kuickshow, Fspot
Pidgin
galculator, Kcalc
Xarchiver, Ark, AVI Demux, Wifi-radar, wireshark
Post by Tshepang Lekhonkhobe
*
BitTornardo CLient
apt-get, Synaptic, Aptitude
xpdfeader, kpdfviewer
gnumeric,kspread
Post by Tshepang Lekhonkhobe
*
xfce4-terminal, konsole
nano, mousepad, kwrite
mplayer, vlc
Iceweasel 2
Abiword
Post by Tshepang Lekhonkhobe
*
The FOSS community.
Post by Tshepang Lekhonkhobe
*
Skype, Innotek Virtualbox,
Mihira.
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