Originally posted by J-Man
Sorry, I didn't mean to piss you off.
You didn't that's why I put the funny looking face.. perhaps I should have put this one
OK, back to the topic at hand then...
What applications for linux are best or your favorite? Also where did you find them; do you have to compile them yourself; how large are they and is the source code available?
Well, I'll go first I guess, in order of typical programs people use:
Browser: Galeon (because it has the Google search bar) which runs on the Mozilla engine
mp3 Player: xmms
Terminal: Gnome Terminal
HTML Editor: Bluefish
Graphics: The GIMP
Text editor(s): vi and gEdit
CD burning: eroaster, cdrecord
Palm Syncing software: gPilotd (part of Evolution)
Digital Camera: gphoto2
As far as where I found them, whether I had to compile them myself and is the source code available, answers are in order:
1. I use Debian and don't really have to search the web to find programs. There is a program called apt which searches an online software repository for Debian. For instance, at a terminal you can type "apt-cache search html editor" and it will give you a whole bunch of results. Then you just type "apt-get install <program>." Alternately, browsing sourceforge.net will usually find some interesting things as well as Googling. Google is actually invaluable because a lot of times the programs have websites with screenshots/instructions/etc.
2. No I didn't have to compile them myself. Debian packages are compiled using apt (see above.)
3. I believe the source code is available for all of the programs I have. Not sure if they're all covered under the GPL license. Some might be covered under the BSD license which is a little different.
Umm.. I think that covers it.