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Just installed Ubuntu; any good software for it?
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May 23, 2010
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Hey all. I just installed Ubuntu Netbook Remix on my aging Dell. Any good ideas for software? The first thing I installed was GIMP (which, ironically enough, was easier to get from the liveUSB than the actual install-I had to add the source before installing it on the HDD, but from the thumb drive it was an easy sudo apt-get install gimp.) Next is TeamViewer-great stuff-but what else?

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May 23, 2010
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How about OpenOffice or one of it’s branches?

May 24, 2010
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Adrian said:

How about OpenOffice or one of it’s branches?


 

OO.org comes preinstalled on Ubuntu. Wink

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May 24, 2010
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Locutus said:

Hey all. I just installed Ubuntu Netbook Remix on my aging Dell. Any good ideas for software? The first thing I installed was GIMP (which, ironically enough, was easier to get from the liveUSB than the actual install-I had to add the source before installing it on the HDD, but from the thumb drive it was an easy sudo apt-get install gimp.) Next is TeamViewer-great stuff-but what else?


So it was you on HTG this morning.  Sorry, the HTG comment system is broken in Opera so I couldn’t reply to your comment on HTG.  I would recomend Kubuntu Netbook over Ubuntu Netbook because I would recommend KDE over Gnome, and Qt over GTK+.  But, as for software, I would recommend Koffice for office suite, Opera for web browser, Dolphin for file manager, Konqueror for another file manager/web browser, Okular for viewing documents, and ClamAV and ClamTK for antivirus.
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May 25, 2010
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@Locutus: Oh yeah? I’ve never used Ubuntu before. Anyway, why not try Audacity or maybe TrueCrypt?

May 25, 2010
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Adrian said:

@Locutus: Oh yeah? I’ve never used Ubuntu before. Anyway, why not try Audacity or maybe TrueCrypt?


 

Well this is more of my low-power machine-I don’t need encryption and I don’t have any use for Audacity-that I can use on my high-power machine!

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May 25, 2010
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I would second installing KDE. Without reinstalling Ubuntu, you could install the Kubuntu-desktop package to install KDE. Also, I don’t really like Koffice, and the interface is WAY different then OpenOffice, but it’s really a matter of opinion I suppose.

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May 25, 2010
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I would second installing KDE. Without reinstalling Ubuntu, you could install the Kubuntu-desktop package to install KDE. 


Well this is the Netbook Edition, so it isn’t standard Gnome. How would KDE look on a Netbook Edition?
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May 25, 2010
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Locutus said:

Well this is the Netbook Edition, so it isn’t standard Gnome. How would KDE look on a Netbook Edition?


Kubuntu Netbook also uses a modified KDE with two panels.  On top there is the favorites panel where you put your favorites.  And on the bottom there are the categories with applications.  It also had more eye candy for switching applications.
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May 25, 2010
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If you just install the KDE package does Netbook-Launcher automatically rework itself for KDE, or do I need a KDE version of Netbook-Launcher? (I like Netbook-Launcher, I’m not giving it up for KDE.)

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May 25, 2010
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Locutus said:

If you just install the KDE package does Netbook-Launcher automatically rework itself for KDE, or do I need a KDE version of Netbook-Launcher? (I like Netbook-Launcher, I’m not giving it up for KDE.)


Well, the only netbook Linux I’ve ever used was Kubuntu Netbook, so, I don’t know Embarassed
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May 25, 2010
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Actually, after looking at KDE, I just don’t want my Linux box to look like that. It looks out of place on those videos… (I’m guessing it was the opposite for people using KDE when Windows 7 came out.)

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May 26, 2010
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But wait, how could we have forgotten Compiz Fusion? It. Is. Epic. Live. And. In. Person. (Shaking windows in Ubuntu makes the contents jiggle. Windows 7, your productivity boosting “minimize all” would make all my windows constantly minimized if I had Compiz on you.)
3D cubes are epic too.

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May 26, 2010
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Hey Locutus!

Where is your 

Cogizio logo…………the picture is not showing????

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May 26, 2010
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yourpalal said:

Hey Locutus!

Where is your 

Cogizio logo…………the picture is not showing????


 

I know… it disappeared yesterday. I was too busy messing with Compiz (think built-in 3D cube, animated burning cursor, drawing on screen with fire, awesome wobbly windows, etc) to get it back. Seriously, Compiz is way too awesome!

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May 26, 2010
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Locutus said:

yourpalal said:

Hey Locutus!

Where is your

Cogizio logo…………the picture is not showing????


I know… it disappeared yesterday. I was too busy messing with Compiz (think built-in 3D cube, animated burning cursor, drawing on screen with fire, awesome wobbly windows, etc) to get it back. Seriously, Compiz is way too awesome!

And Compiz does look a lot better in KDE.  Just saying Laugh
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May 26, 2010
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I use Ubuntu as well. I suggest you try out wine (http://www.winehq.org/) to run Windows applications not made for Linux. (MS Office 2007 works)

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May 26, 2010
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secret2008 said:

I use Ubuntu as well. I suggest you try out wine (http://www.winehq.org/) to run Windows applications not made for Linux. (MS Office 2007 works)


But KOffice is better than MS Office, though.
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May 26, 2010
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secret2008 said:

I use Ubuntu as well. I suggest you try out wine (http://www.winehq.org/) to run Windows applications not made for Linux. (MS Office 2007 works)


 

Actually after TeamViewer and GIMP that was the first thing I installed. Laugh I’m going to try out a very awesome Windows app (that I’m keeping secret for reasons) in it!

calebstein said:

And Compiz does look a lot better in KDE.  Just saying
 


 
 

How so? Smile

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May 26, 2010
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Locutus said:

calebstein said:

And Compiz does look a lot better in KDE.  Just saying


How so? Smile

Because KDE already has more effects than Gnome and looks cooler Laugh
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