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Re: Software recommendations
« Reply #15 on: 31. October 2013, 20:21:15 »
My software recommendation as for now:

PurposeSoftware Name
Desktop environmentKDE 4 (Core)
Torrentktorrent
Video Editingkdenlive
DevelopmentQtCreator (C++, QT), IntelliJ IDEA(Java), Mono Develop (C#), VS2010(in a VM) for corporate projects
Terminal text editornano with some fancy color templates for config files
GUI Simple Text editorKate
MACTomoyo linux (the most simple non invasive MAC i ever used)
Music Playbackqmmp
Video Playbackvlc
Circuit simulationktechlab (still looking for more complex software)
Screen recordingSimpleScreenRecorder
3D ModellingBlender (just for playing around with CUDA demos, i really suck@blender  :'( )
BrowserFirefox
HypervisorOracle Virtual Box (works quite well with Windows DCs)
laks dynamic memory allocation
Amiga EmulationWinUAE (wine)
OfficeLibre Office, Microsoft Office(wine)
Windows Compatibilitywine, i highly recommend to block any incomming or outgoing inet connections to the wine process as well as creating a separate empty folder for the desktop integration if you mind your privacy

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Re: Software recommendations
« Reply #16 on: 31. October 2013, 20:51:46 »
My software recommendation as for now:

Office
Libre Office, Microsoft Office(wine)



WPS/Kingsoft Office!

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Re: Software recommendations
« Reply #17 on: 31. October 2013, 21:04:52 »
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wine, i highly recommend to block any incomming or outgoing inet connections to the wine process as well as creating a separate empty folder for the desktop integration if you mind your privacy

This can't be said often enough: If you use Wine, your privacy is as protected as if you used Windows. And that means it isn't protected at all (TBQH, protection is a little better, since Windows gives your data to the NSA even without any other software doing so).

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Re: Software recommendations
« Reply #18 on: 31. October 2013, 23:28:28 »

WPS/Kingsoft Office!

I have little need for an Office suite these days, but I run both Libreoffice & WPS. I prefer Libreoffice visually as I can control the size of its interface (menu & such) fonts. Where I have some, but not the same amount of control in WPS.

I came across an MS_Office document (it was linked to in the endless-sphere forum) that needed to be read in an office suite. I tried it in WPS, which couldn't format it anywhere near being useful to read. I then tried it in Libreoffice which could format it properly. I then edited the document some & turned it into a .pdf (using Libreoffice), for my own (ease of) future reference.

As I said, I have very little use for such software, though the above certainly puts Libreoffice out in front (at the moment anyway) as far as I'm concerned.

I'll attach the .pdf so you can see the formatting that WPS had trouble with:
The ultimate tyranny in a society is not control
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manipulation of consciousness, through which reality
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Re: Software recommendations
« Reply #19 on: 01. November 2013, 00:16:10 »
Do WPS/Kingsoft support other languages than english ?
How much deeper would the ocean be without sponges ?

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Re: Software recommendations
« Reply #20 on: 01. November 2013, 00:22:59 »
I'm pretty sure it handles at least one variant of Chinese, since it comes from China. :)

At this stage these are the supported languages: English, Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese.
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Re: Software recommendations
« Reply #21 on: 01. November 2013, 00:28:19 »
I didn't install any software. The default software loaded in manjaro XFCE iso is perfect!
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Re: Software recommendations
« Reply #22 on: 01. November 2013, 01:09:27 »
Image Viewer: gthumb
Music Player: nightingale (nightingale-git from AUR)
Music Production: Hydrogen (drum machine)
Terminal: Xfce Terminal, Guake Terminal
Video Editing: Handbrake, DeVeDe
Video Player: VLC
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Re: Software recommendations
« Reply #23 on: 01. November 2013, 01:31:36 »
Here are few things I like to use...

Gedit... to edit things
Tomboy... keeps track of Linux commands, because I can't
FileZilla... for my website uploads etc.
Focuswriter... for serious writing time
Pithos... to help me with my humming and singing
Bleachbit...to clean my mess up
Gramps... to keep track of dead people (so they don't get away)
Conky Manager... for lazy Conky mods
DJView4... to read DJVU files
DropBox... for simple file sharing
Wuala.. for synchronizing all my Linux PCs and backup
Synapse.. to save keystrokes
Agave... for color matching
Gcolor... for color picking
Geany... for programming
Luckybackup... because I can never remember rsync commands
Keepassx...because I can never remember passwords
Plank..because I like eye candy with reasonably low overhead
Unetbootin... to make usb iso 'sticks' for installs and pc shopping (I like testing Linux on Bestbuy machines...)


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Re: Software recommendations
« Reply #24 on: 01. November 2013, 03:43:18 »
Try xt7-player from Aur Packages it's good for:
-Videos
-Music
-Shoutcast
-Podcasts
-Flash videos and Youtube videos as well
-Watching Tv(for people with a Tv card)
-etc

launchpad.net says:

"Xt7-Player is an open source gui to mplayer. While there are plenty out there, it's hard to find one which gives access to all mplayer options. This is what Xt7-Player aims to be, a complete graphical interface to mplayer, focusing on usability."

Try it you will not regret ;)

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Re: Software recommendations
« Reply #25 on: 01. November 2013, 04:27:39 »
@rabideau: Thanks for pointing out Agave, it is such a great compliment to gcolor2. :D
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Re: Software recommendations
« Reply #26 on: 01. November 2013, 11:57:04 »
I'm pretty sure it handles at least one variant of Chinese, since it comes from China. :)

At this stage these are the supported languages: English, Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese.
Gave it a try, nice and clean interface, but limited to chinese and english :), support accented characters and couldn't use my dictionnary.
How much deeper would the ocean be without sponges ?

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Re: Software recommendations
« Reply #27 on: 01. November 2013, 11:58:09 »
@rabideau: Thanks for pointing out Agave, it is such a great compliment to gcolor2. :D
It uses gcolor.
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Re: Software recommendations
« Reply #28 on: 01. November 2013, 13:18:11 »
It looked like it was. :)

I haven't given it a workout, just installed it, looked at what it can do & said YES! Very cool little tool.  :)
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Re: Software recommendations
« Reply #29 on: 01. November 2013, 13:19:58 »
Gave it a try, nice and clean interface, but limited to chinese and english , support accented characters and couldn't use my dictionnary.

A major drawback is that it doesn't support openDocument format.
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