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Offline bloomode

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Software recommendations
« on: 15. October 2013, 01:46:57 »
  Im wondering what people are using and recommend......
   for music I use Clementine cuz Im old and stuck in my ways but Guayadeque is very full featured if ya like mOOsaK.,
  for torrents Im with vuze., but ktorrent is also a goodie I even used it with gnome
   thunderbird for mail
     nomacs for pics
 yakuake for terminal  (or  Guake is a similar alternative)
   and smplayer all the way.........
       
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Re: Software recommendations
« Reply #1 on: 15. October 2013, 02:58:49 »
I use eye of gnome for picture printing, Audacious because I don't like organizing my music, Deluge because it is allowed by iptorrents and it is easy to add/move/check multiple torrent files. Smplayer (not Smplayer2) cannot be replaced. No I don't use a mail client nor a dropdown terminal.

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Re: Software recommendations
« Reply #2 on: 15. October 2013, 03:21:34 »
I tend to prefer minimalist programs.  MOC for my music, or pianobar for streaming pandora through the terminal.  Most of the time I use lxterminal for quick things, but I'll use terminator when I need more than one terminal open.  Most text editing I use nano although I am trying to improve my vi skills.  VLC does everything I need, which isn't much. 
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Re: Software recommendations
« Reply #3 on: 15. October 2013, 04:35:52 »
Worker = very customized front end for most of what I do in GNU/Linux
All of the following & more, is tied into my Worker setup:

Geegie = view graphics
Pinta = edit graphics
Leafpad = GUI text editor
Nano = terminal text editor
Terminator = terminal
Evince = pdf viewer
Firefox = web browser/html viewer
Font Viewer = guess?
Solitaire = another hard one...
Avidemux = simple video editing & audio syncing
Audacity = record music I play
GTick = Metronome
VLC = for videos/audio
SoundJuicer = audio extraction/re-encoding from CD's
SMPlayer = as a backup for VLC
scrot = terminal/script based screenshot tool
gscreenshot = GUI for scrot
GParted = partition management
Grsync = backup stuff (rsync with a GUI)
Agave = colour scheme creator
gColor2 = colour identifier (does hex too  works great with Agave)
systemctl-gui = rarely used to quickly visual scan some systemd stuff
Lm-sensors = check temperatures voltages of hardware
Powertop = view low level functions of system
mhwd -h = a quick refresher of some of what I can do with mhwd
inxi -Fxz = great system information overview
nvidia-settings = proprietary GPU driver tool
arandr = allows me to change resolution so I can see LiveCode interface!
isousb = copy .iso to USB flash media
FileRoller = Worker handles all types of compression, FileRoller is a backup
Rar, Tar, Tgz, Tbz2, zip, 7zip, Arj = all handled with multiple options via Worker
CD -> mp3, wav, ogg, flac = extract & re-encode via Worker
udiskie = used to access remote storage devices via Worker


This stuff is NOT connected to/used by Worker:

qBittorrent = torrent client with brilliant inbuilt search facility
Linux Steam = for some native Linux gaming
Midori = backup for Firefox
SpaceFM = backup for Worker (never used)
Font Manager = guess?
Sakura = backup for Terminator
Zim = my own local wiki
LiveCode = easy object oriented IDE
Xfburn = burning software
Griffith = movie database (which I really should do some work on)
Crossover = subscription based Wine, used for Windows games
Steam Windows = via Crossover, works a treat
gColor2 = brilliant multi-function tool for identifying hex name of colours
Virtualbox = for installing distros & such, not too interested these days
WPS Office = only here for me to watch its development - no opendoc format
Libreoffice = gets little use
Speedcrunch = scientific calculator
OBmenu = Openbox Menu GUI configuration tool
LXappearance = GUI for configuring Openbox appearance
Openbox Configuration Manager = GUI for configuring Openbox appearance
QTconfig-qt4 = GUI for configuring QT apps to use GTK theme
allservers.sh = my script for upgrading the Manjaro system
pkgCacheClean = to maintain /var/cache/pacman/pkg (used by above)
htop = great for observing process resource usage & for killing processes
HandbrakeCLI = great video ripper transcoder
tintwizard = GUI to easily modify Tint2's settings
feh = slideshow DE/WM screen background - I don't use it, black is nice
squid = web object caching server - makes me look like a googlebot
Thunderbird/Lightning = I turn off all of the parts that I don't use & just use the great Lightning Calendar/appointments/birthdays/tasks add-on.

There would be other apps I've installed that I rarely run either GUI or from the terminal that I can't remember at the moment.

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Re: Software recommendations
« Reply #4 on: 15. October 2013, 08:51:01 »
@handy

your memory is not bad at all!

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Re: Software recommendations
« Reply #5 on: 15. October 2013, 11:14:13 »
@handy

your memory is not bad at all!

I wish!  :o   

I looked at Worker to get its connected list, then I looked at my relatively simple (small) Openbox menu to get other stuff, then I scanned my /var/cache/pacman/pkg directory to pick up a few more clues.

So my memory is good enough to know where to look & what the things are used for... Long may it remain at least that good.   :-[ :'(
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Re: Software recommendations
« Reply #6 on: 15. October 2013, 12:23:51 »
@handy
i'm gonna go out on a limb and guess font viewer! did i win,i hope so i shall await my prize with baited breath  ;D
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Re: Software recommendations
« Reply #7 on: 15. October 2013, 14:19:45 »
package manager : yaourt-gui
editors : medit, nano
terminal : xfce4-terminal
web : firefox
mail : claws-mail
office suite : libreoffice
pdf viewer : evince, mupdf
image viewer : mirage, feh
image editor : gimp
archive manager : file-roller (xarchiver is not bad too)
video player : vlc
video editor : avidemux
DVD ripper : handbrake
audio player : deadbeef
audio converter : soundconverter
CD ripper : rubyripper, morituri
misc : catfish, mediainfo, kalu, gnubiff, radiotray, gparted, htop, deluge, gaupol and some xfce panel plugins.

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Re: Software recommendations
« Reply #8 on: 15. October 2013, 15:43:24 »
Guake because it easily drops down to "full size" terminal.
In it tmux is a must


Imagemagic of course.
And..... what you guys said...
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Re: Software recommendations
« Reply #9 on: 15. October 2013, 16:53:19 »
the dropdown terminal is also possible to make with XFCE native terminal. No need for quake atleast not for my needs



Some nice softwares that i Use.

Kdirstat Portrays folder sizes on harddisk
Gstream: a video player that can do for example Sopcast
Great little radio player: Obviously for radio listening
Spotify has a reasonably  stable linux client these days
Chromium My browser, just too many extensions that i would not want to miss
Sabnzbd+ For usenet
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Re: Software recommendations
« Reply #10 on: 15. October 2013, 18:22:10 »
Sticky ;)

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Re: Software recommendations
« Reply #11 on: 15. October 2013, 19:39:24 »
Hmm, applications that I'm really proud using and that I don't see myself ever removing...

Awesome: An awesome window manager. It's not a secret that I love this WM, I've been using it for almost 2 years now. Meanwhile I tested many other WMs but I just kept comparing them to Awesome and always changed back.
zsh: An awesome shell. The most underrated app in linux history if you ask me, so much more powerful than bash when it comes to interactive use in a terminal.
dwb: An awesome web browser. The use of quickmarks and the way it handles search engines is what makes me love this browser.
MPD+ncmpcpp: An awesome music daemon / player. Very easy to use, but hard to set up if you install it for the first time.
Volnoti: An awesome volume/brightness notification daemon. A late discovery for me, but it's easily the most beautiful notification daemon.
slock: An awesome screen locker. Just a black screen, what else do you need?
dmenu: An awesome menu. Very lightweight and quick to use.

And last but not least, this killer combination: awesome scratchpad manager + urxvtc + tmux. Running a tmux session in my daemonized terminal emulator in drop-down mode.
Awesome Scratchpad Manager = An awesome feature of Awesome WM which allows you to put any application in drop-down mode
Urxvtc = An awesome terminal emulator, rxvt-unicode (a.k.a. urxvt), running in daemon mode. I never felt the need to change.
Tmux = An awesome terminal multiplexer = You can run multiple terminals in it, in different windows and/or next to each other. And you can easily detach a tmux session and open it somewhere else. (So if X crashes, you can simply attach your session and keep working :D )
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Re: Software recommendations
« Reply #12 on: 16. October 2013, 08:41:56 »
Package manager : pacman, yaourt for AUR
Editors : geany, nano
Terminal : urxvt
Web : firefox, luakit
Mail : thunderbird (sometimes mutt when i'm not patient enought to wait for thunderbird to start :P )
Office suite : libreoffice
Pdf viewer : evince
Image viewer :  feh
Image editor : gimp
Video player : mpv, vlc
Video editor : openshot
Audio player : MoC
Application launcher : synapse
Torrent : transmission
IRC : weechat
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Re: Software recommendations
« Reply #13 on: 18. October 2013, 15:44:48 »
DE - KDE
browser - firefox
mail,feeds -thunderbird
music- clementine
torrent - qbittorrent or ktorrent
video - Smplayer
Downloads - uget with aria
Package - Pamac (really like option to choose optional installs)

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Re: Software recommendations
« Reply #14 on: 31. October 2013, 13:06:49 »
Might be that most of you already know this but now there is a great peace of software enabling silverlight called pipelight for linux. It can be found in Aur. Great for Netflix, Eurosport Player for example :)