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Triarius Fidelis

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let's trot this one out again
« on: May 10, 2007, 09:35:01 pm »
It's the well-known 'favorite apps questionnaire'. We haven't done this one in a while, IIRC. The last time we did, soren mentioned mpd and ncmpc, which I found to be pretty useful. (I wonder where he got off to anyway...)

Anyway, my list:


EditorGVim
TypesettingLaTeX
File Managementbash
BrowserFirefox/Opera
IRCXChat
AIMGaim Pidgin
TerminalTerminal (with GNU screen)
Window ManagerXfce (Maybe going back to wmaker)
Mediamplayer
Image ViewingMirage

Why am I being a hypocrite for failing to mention mpd? Well I just think mplayer is best overall. It plays my FLV files from YouTube. mpd + ncmpc is the best playlist-based music app though, even if it doesn't cover some formats I've used.

Opera appears to use less memory than Firefox over time, but I can't be quite sure yet. It seems snappier, subjectively, but acts weird on some sites.
« Last Edit: May 10, 2007, 09:41:36 pm by hanumizzle »
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Re: let's trot this one out again
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2007, 02:14:44 am »
EditorKate
Typesetting-
File Management   bash/konqueror
BrowserFirefox/konqueror
IRC   Gaim/Pidgin
AIMGaim/Pidgin
Terminalyakuake
Window Manager   stripped KDE
MediaAmarok / Kaffeine
Image Viewing -

My current KDE install consists of just kdebase + kdegraphics and their dependencies. arts is evil so I turned it off. I also killed all animations I could find(like the bouncing icon when you start a program).

I would use kopete instead of gaim / pidgin and stay QT, but I can't really figure out kopete's way of dealing with IRC.
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Re: let's trot this one out again
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2007, 02:44:08 am »
Editor               gvim
Typesetting        txt2tags
File Management bash|vifm
Browser              Opera|(ff with vimperator plugin)
IRC                    irssi
AIM                   -
Terminal            aterm (with GNU Screen)
Window Manager ratpoison
Media                mplayer
Image Viewing     feh
pdf viewer          xpdf


Most of those apps understand the vi-like keys.
I use mplayer as it was a client-server app, so maybe I should give mpd a try.




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Re: let's trot this one out again
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2007, 06:57:12 am »
EditorKate
TypesettingScribus
File Management   mc
BrowserSeaMonkey
Terminalkonsole
IRC   Gaim/Pidgin
YahooGaim/Pidgin
JabberGaim/Pidgin
GtalkGaim/Pidgin
Window Manager   XFCE 4.4 + kdelibs
Mediamplayer
Image ViewingGwenview/gqview

I would use kopete instead of gaim / pidgin and stay QT, but I can't really figure out kopete's way of dealing with IRC.
Me too (while in SOHO), but I can't get it to work with jabber SSL conections. It just won't work with the qca plugin.
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Re: let's trot this one out again
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2007, 07:33:42 am »
Editor                          vi / gvim *
Typesetting               Abiword
File Management             thunar
Browser                         opera (it fail on execute some javascript  >:( still the best)
IRC                           XChat / Seamonkey
AIM                          Gaim
Terminal                 Terminal
Window Manager            Xfce / Fluxbox
Media                          mplayer / VLC
Image Viewing               GQview / Mirage

* my first linux box was a very old machine with no x, I am used to vi, a hanu post gave me gvim, but look extrange to my eyes, will replace vi in a few weeks, when I get used to it.
Abiword, is probably the best office app in the linux world! Do all the job with minimal resources, just like I like.
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Joe: How do you make those colums so rigth?  ;D
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Re: let's trot this one out again
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2007, 07:52:18 am »
PS:
Jose: Como haces las dos columnas tan derechas?  ;D
Joe: How do you make those colums so rigth?  ;D
Hehe, I cheated...  :D. I quoted The Headacher's post and edited the table columns. Then cut and pasted it above the quote. Try clicking on "quote" for his post (or mine) and you'll see what I mean... ;)
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Re: let's trot this one out again
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2007, 07:57:06 am »
 ;D well done, I see what you mean, too lazy for html too  ;)
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Re: let's trot this one out again
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2007, 08:08:36 am »
Editor                          vim / nedit
Typesetting                 LyX
File Management         bash / mc
Browser                     dillo / firefox
Terminal                xterm / aterm
IRC                             Gaim/Pidgin
Gtalk/MSN                  Gaim/Pidgin
Window Manager        WindowMaker / ratpoison
Media                         mplayer / mp3blaster
Image Viewing            gqview

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Re: let's trot this one out again
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2007, 08:30:17 am »
Editor                         Vi
Typesetting               Mousepad
File Management       Thunar
Browser                     Firefox
Mailclient                   SeaMonkey
IRC                            Irssi
AIM                         
Terminal                    Terminal
Window Manager       Xfce
Media                         Mplayer
Image Viewing            GQView

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Re: let's trot this one out again
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2007, 08:33:38 am »

Editor              SciTE/nano (need to learn vim)
Typesetting         none (no need yet)
File Management     bash/thunar
Browser             Opera/lynx
Terminal            Xterm/terminal
IM                  none
Window Manager      Xfce
Media               mplayer
Image Viewing       Xnview - when v1.9 is released

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Re: let's trot this one out again
« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2007, 09:18:57 am »
Editor                         Mousepad
Typesetting               OpenOffice
File Management       Xfe
Browser                     Opera(faster)/Firefox(better support on most sites)
Mailclient                   Firefox/ Add On - Gmail Notifier
IRC                            Xchat
Terminal                    Konsole
Chat                          Pidgin
Window Manager      Gnome
Media video               Kaffeine/Totem
Media audio               Amarok
Image Viewing           GQView
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Re: let's trot this one out again
« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2007, 10:08:57 am »
Editor                         mcedit/Mousepad (editing sytem files)
Typesetting                abiword (i write my essays with it)
File Management         thunar/mc
Browser                     Opera+js scripts(faster)/Firefox(extensions:user switch agent,greasemonkey,dta)
Mailclient                   opera
IRC                          Opera's irc client (dunno why,i just preffer it over xchat)
Terminal                    xfce terminal
Chat                          amsn/skype/pidgin(gtalk and the others)
Window Manager         xfce4,kde (but mostly xfce4,because its lighter)
Media video               mplayer (NO gui- i hate it)/xine(when theres a need for subtitles)
Media audio               streamtuner>xmms (i rip music from my radio stations),timidity-gtk,Amarok (rarely)
Image Viewing           GQView/mirage(for gifs)
Image editing            Gimp (eagerly waiting for the next version to get stable-it has the tango icon 
                               set and so much new sweet features).
Information keeping tool:  Basket 1.02stable (yes,we need to upgrade 0.6-this is a major bugfixer)
Bittorrent client:  azu,ktor,utorrent+wine(works perfectly-not a glitch)
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Re: let's trot this one out again
« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2007, 10:23:25 am »
Editor: Emacs (usually in terminal)
Terminal: XFCE Terminal
File Manager: bash
Window Manager: XFCE
Media: I don't care as long as it plays
Browser: Firefox
Word Processor: Still looking for something like the old school AppleWorks. I hate OpenOffice and Abiword.

Beyond this, there isn't any type of application I use frequently enough to even qualify as having a favorite.

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Re: let's trot this one out again
« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2007, 11:30:34 am »
Word Processor: Still looking for something like the old school AppleWorks. I hate OpenOffice and Abiword.

AppleWorks: What distinguished that? There may be something similar.
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Re: let's trot this one out again
« Reply #14 on: May 11, 2007, 12:14:48 pm »
EditorVi Improved / Kate
TypesettingDon't use one currently (In the terms of LaTeX)
File ManagementKonqueror
BrowserFirefox primarily with Opera as a strong second.  SeaMonkey just doesn't "do it" for me: I like the themes in Firefox and several extensions I use weren't available in SeaMonkey at the time of my last time checking.
IRCKonversation, X-Chat is a strong second.
Instant MessageGAIM - Guess I need to give Pidgin a try
TerminalAterm
Windows ManagerKDE
MediaVLC Media Player
Image ViewingHaven't done this yet
Image EditingXara Xtreme / GIMP depending
Office SuiteOpenOffice.Org
Mail ClientI haven’t found one I like yet.  I want to give Evolution a try, but I’m not sure we have it yet.  Oh to have time to play…
HTML EditorQuanta Plus (Part of kdewebdev)
Bit-TorrentAzureus (I really wish uTorrent worked with Linux
CD-BurnerHaven’t done this yet
Things I’d like to seeOneNote Equivalent

There we have it.  By the way, that’s BBCode, not HTML. ;)
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