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Topic: Suggested Must Have Tools for Linux Ubuntu Users
Posted By: levyte357-
Subject: Suggested Must Have Tools for Linux Ubuntu Users
Date Posted: 30 March 2019 at 1:36pm
List of "FREE" tools you need, if you really want to be "Windows Free", including VMs.

I'll start this off..

FoxIT PDF Reader/Editor
KolourPaint - Simplistic Paint App, very similar to MS Paint
LibreOffice
ThunderBird - Email Client

Not found an app as robust as "Windows Rufus", for creating Windows UEFI Boot USBS from ISOs, but did find guides/shell scripts, that worked flawlessly.

Would love to write Python app, that cloned Rufus functionality, for Ubuntu/Linux.

Further Suggestions ?

Think I tried Linux Room EQ Wizard, and it was acceptible,
Have got Hornresp to work in Windows 7 VM on Ubuntu, but no other way,
Not found Linux Spectrum Analyzer, as good as Spectrum Analyser for Windows,



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Posted By: mini-mad
Date Posted: 31 March 2019 at 3:59am
I got into Thunderbird a long time ago when outlook was JUST starting to be a P.I.T.A.

It's a great email client and I recommend it to everyone (theres a windows version too, as I'm still in the windows domain) just a shame they still haven't created a 'droid version. I would love that!!

...which distro are you using for your main work station?

I've only just found I can mount and install 'driod on x86 hardware and will be having a tinker in the upcoming weeks once I put about a dozen other projects to bed 



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Posted By: levyte357-
Date Posted: 31 March 2019 at 9:12am
I was a long time Centos user, as that means you are basically gaining Red Hat expertise.

Kernels/features always lagged behind, so I switched to Debian for a few years.

Now on Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS as much more stable, than it used to be, and all sexy stuff there from first install, unlike Debian.

 


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Posted By: Danielr
Date Posted: 31 March 2019 at 10:56am
If you are used to the red hat way of doing things, then why not use Fedora? 

As fat as software goes. Really depends what you use it for. 




Posted By: levyte357-
Date Posted: 31 March 2019 at 11:23am
Originally posted by Danielr Danielr wrote:

If you are used to the red hat way of doing things, then why not use Fedora? 

As fat as software goes. Really depends what you use it for. 




I really like Debian stability, hence Ubuntu LTS is next best thing.

Also when you first install Ubunutu, so much stuff already setup, unlike many distros.

IMHO, Ubuntu hardware driver support is better than most other Linux distros.


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Posted By: cravings
Date Posted: 31 March 2019 at 1:36pm
i moved to arch based distros a few years ago.. just really like the rolling release approach, rather than big system updates.


Posted By: djeddie
Date Posted: 31 March 2019 at 2:45pm
Originally posted by levyte357- levyte357- wrote:

...Also when you first install Ubunutu, so much stuff already setup, unlike many distros.

IMHO, Ubuntu hardware driver support is better than most other Linux distros.


^ this! Couldn't agree more.


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Posted By: mini-mad
Date Posted: 31 March 2019 at 4:17pm
Originally posted by djeddie djeddie wrote:

Originally posted by levyte357- levyte357- wrote:

...Also when you first install Ubunutu, so much stuff already setup, unlike many distros.

IMHO, Ubuntu hardware driver support is better than most other Linux distros.


^ this! Couldn't agree more.
As this distro is heavy geared towards being THE windows alternative I see why it has some much "out of the box". They want an OS that LIKE windows does a lot from the 1st install. Image how hated windows would be if you had to go and find all the little bits that make it so user friendly.
Note pad.
Paint.
Outlook.
IE.
disk management.
Calculator.
File manager.
WMP.
Auto Driver look up and installation.
...just the silly little things... (these are by no means "good" products, but they are "out of the box" installed and ready to go)

If more distros did this linux would be more widely used.

...my favourite variant of linux is the 'droid. My phone uses it and in a few weeks time so will another 2 X86 based computers around my house.


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Posted By: KDW32
Date Posted: 04 April 2019 at 11:26am
I use linux mint on my desktop. So rock solid. Very user friendly as well.

Extra apps I install are

Audacious for my music player as it's like winamp classic
Audacity for audio editing etc
Soundconverter for fast bulk audio format conversion
VLC
Plex for media server
Balenaetcheter for burning sd, usb 





Posted By: Boxes-R-Blue
Date Posted: 24 April 2019 at 3:01am
Windows 10, Autocad, Pro Tools, 3DS Max, Solidworks, Adobe CS, Putty, Symantec Norton security, MS office, WinRAR, MicroLogic RCU...

Be very aware, the Symantec bit is critical, idiots explaining why their crap box OS doesn't get virus pays me £10Ks a year.

Windows is not the virus issue shoddy practice is (using a root/SU login day to day for instance) hence when Linux (or OsX (slow linux)) gets hit it is a funny as you like....

Linux is great until you load GUI...


Posted By: levyte357-
Date Posted: 24 April 2019 at 12:52pm
Originally posted by Boxes-R-Blue Boxes-R-Blue wrote:

Windows 10, Autocad, Pro Tools, 3DS Max, Solidworks, Adobe CS, Putty, Symantec Norton security, MS office, WinRAR, MicroLogic RCU...

Be very aware, the Symantec bit is critical, idiots explaining why their crap box OS doesn't get virus pays me £10Ks a year.

Windows is not the virus issue shoddy practice is (using a root/SU login day to day for instance) hence when Linux (or OsX (slow linux)) gets hit it is a funny as you like....

Linux is great until you load GUI...

I have I5 4th Gen, 16gb Dell Latitude, with M2 SSD OS drive, 7200rpm 2.5" IDE data drive.

Ubuntu with Cinnamon gui flies.

Being Linux Developer, I spend 75% of time in command line.

But stuff like MS VCode for Linux is changing this.

I now only fire up Windows VM about 5% of the time.


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Posted By: MattStolton
Date Posted: 24 May 2019 at 2:40pm
VLC.

Must have VLC.

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