[TriLUG] Best Linux Desktop and Desktop Apps?
Sinner from the Prairy
sinner at escomposlinux.org
Sun Mar 12 10:56:22 EST 2006
On Friday 10 March 2006 12:44, Tarus Balog wrote:
> 1) What should I look at in terms of a nice, clean, powerful desktop?
3 letters: KDE
> I like KDE. Is there a distro out there that is stable enough to
> use in a mission critical application (i.e. my desktop) that is
> current enough to contain lots of cool, bright, shiny things? I think
> Debian is out since I don't want to run sid. CentOS? Ubuntu? I doubt
> anyone has duplicated the usefulness of Exposé, but one can hope.
I use Mandriva 2006 for my desktop. Now that Mandriva has ironed out
certain bugs (kat, Xorg CVS), it works wonderful. Mandriva has been in
"Desktop Linux business" since it was created. Ubuntu just started. As
any respectable deskto distro, there are a ton of apps available:
> 2) Recommended apps? I believe I will have to have CodeWeavers just
> because my job requires access to Office and I'd like access to
> iTunes, but others:
> Office: OpenOffice, KOffice?
OpenOffice. (OpenOffice-2 is included in "contrib".)
> iTunes: xmms?
Something else: amarok See http://amarok.kde.org/
> Photoshop: Gimp
> Mail: Thunderbird
> Browser: Firefox
> Widgets: ?
SuperKaramba + Kompose (http://netdragon.sourceforge.net and
> Calendar: ?
> Address Book: ?
> Adium: ?
> iPhoto: Gallery?
> iMovie: ?
I don't edit movies. Maybe Cinelerra?
> iDVD: ?
kmplayer / kaffeine http://kmplayer.kde.org/
BTW, most of those are KDE native and included with Mandriva, either in
"main" or in "contrib" package sources. So no fidling around with
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