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'''This list is not supposed to start flame wars.  This list is purely a point of reference for people looking for software to fill a particular need.'''
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'''This list is purely a point of reference for people looking for software to fill a particular need. No flame wars.'''
 
== Text Editors ==
 
== Text Editors ==
[[Vim]] <br />
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* [[Vim]]
[[Emacs]] <br />
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* [[Emacs]]
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* [[Gedit]] (a part of the GNOME desktop)
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* [[Kate]] (a part of the KDE desktop)
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* [[Nano]]
  
 
== Chat Clients ==
 
== Chat Clients ==
[[Weechat]] ncurses IRC client <br />
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* [[Weechat]] - ncurses IRC client
[[Irssi]] ncurses IRC client <br />
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* [[Irssi]] - ncurses IRC client
[[Bitlbee]] Instant Message from your IRC client <br />
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* [[Bitlbee]] - Instant Message from your IRC client
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* [[Pidgin]] - A GTK2 multi-protocol IM client
  
 
== Image Viewers ==
 
== Image Viewers ==
[[feh]] Can be used to set wallpapers <br />
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* [[feh]] - Can be used to set wallpapers
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* [[gqview]] - A stand-alone GTK2 image viewer
  
 
== Web Browsers ==
 
== Web Browsers ==
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* [[Firefox]] - GTK2- and Gecko-based browser
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* [[Opera]] - QT- and Presto-based browser
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* [[Konqueror]] - QT- and KHTML-based browser. A part of the KDE desktop.
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* [[Epiphany]] - A GNOME reworking of Firefox, really.
  
 
== Mail Clients ==
 
== Mail Clients ==
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* [[Thunderbird]] - Mozilla's GTK2-based client.
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* [[Evolution]]
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* [[mutt]] - Command-line client
  
 
== Window Managers ==
 
== Window Managers ==
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* [[Compiz]] - A compositing window manager that's a lot like GNOME's Metacity
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* [[Fluxbox]] - A lightweight, easily configurable window manager.
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* [[Openbox]] - Similar to other *boxen but much more mature.
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* [[Enlightenment]] - Another lightweight window manager with slightly different focus than the *boxen.
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=== Tiling ===
 
=== Tiling ===
[[Awesome]] <br />
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Window managers that tile work by partitioning off areas of the screen and are designed to maximize the usage of the screen without forcing the user to muck around with window positions and frames.
[[Xmonad]] <br />
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* [[Awesome]]
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* [[Xmonad]]
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* [[wmii]]
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* [[dwm]]
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* [[ratpoison]]
  
== Desktops ==
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== Desktop Environments ==
[[Xfce]] Full-feautred Desktop Environment <br />
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* [[GNOME]]
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* [[KDE]]
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* [[LXDE]]
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* [[Xfce]]
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* [[ROX-Desktop]]
  
 
== Utilities ==
 
== Utilities ==
 
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* [[conky]] - A wonderful system monitor
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* [[Yaourt]] - A frontend to pacman that allows you to directly acquire AUR packages
  
 
== Media ==
 
== Media ==
[[mplayer]] "''the oh-so-popular movie player for Linux''" <br />
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* [[mplayer]] - "''the oh-so-popular movie player for Linux''"
[[sonata]] Python based front-end to [[mpd]] <br />
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* [[Sonata]] - A Python-based front-end to [[mpd]]
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* [[ncmpc]] - An ncurses-based front-end to mpd
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* [[Audacious]] - A Winamp clone like Beep and old XMMS versions
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* [[Audacity]] - A sound editor

Revision as of 13:31, 23 December 2008

This list is purely a point of reference for people looking for software to fill a particular need. No flame wars.

Text Editors

Chat Clients

  • Weechat - ncurses IRC client
  • Irssi - ncurses IRC client
  • Bitlbee - Instant Message from your IRC client
  • Pidgin - A GTK2 multi-protocol IM client

Image Viewers

  • feh - Can be used to set wallpapers
  • gqview - A stand-alone GTK2 image viewer

Web Browsers

  • Firefox - GTK2- and Gecko-based browser
  • Opera - QT- and Presto-based browser
  • Konqueror - QT- and KHTML-based browser. A part of the KDE desktop.
  • Epiphany - A GNOME reworking of Firefox, really.

Mail Clients

Window Managers

  • Compiz - A compositing window manager that's a lot like GNOME's Metacity
  • Fluxbox - A lightweight, easily configurable window manager.
  • Openbox - Similar to other *boxen but much more mature.
  • Enlightenment - Another lightweight window manager with slightly different focus than the *boxen.

Tiling

Window managers that tile work by partitioning off areas of the screen and are designed to maximize the usage of the screen without forcing the user to muck around with window positions and frames.

Desktop Environments

Utilities

  • conky - A wonderful system monitor
  • Yaourt - A frontend to pacman that allows you to directly acquire AUR packages

Media

  • mplayer - "the oh-so-popular movie player for Linux"
  • Sonata - A Python-based front-end to mpd
  • ncmpc - An ncurses-based front-end to mpd
  • Audacious - A Winamp clone like Beep and old XMMS versions
  • Audacity - A sound editor