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Program Reccomendations for Ubuntu? [SOLVED]

post #1 of 16
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Hello I was wondering if anyone has any recommendations on programs for the following purpose in Ubuntu 11.10, as well as what I am currently using.

1. Web Browser (Firefox)
2. E-mail (Thunderbird)
3. Programming (Code::Blocks)
4. IM Client (Pidgin)
5. Media Player (VLC)
6. Torrent (Deluge)
7. Disc Burning (K3B)
8. Video Conversion (DeVeDe)
9. Webcam Management (Cheese)
10. Text Editor(Gedit)

Note: The Smaller and less resource intensive the program the better, Also I am interested in programming in C/C++ and Assembly Language.

Thank you all an advance for your recommendations, if you want any more information on anything just ask.
Edited by DaemonTsukiyama - 2/22/12 at 6:39pm
post #2 of 16
1. Web Browser -- FF
2. E-mail -- FF (google)
3. Programming - Code::Blocks or kdevelop (kdevelop isn't bad at all)
4. IM clients -- pidgin - nothing better
5. Media Player -- SMplayer or mplayer, screw VLC
6. Torrent -- Deluge -- best in linux IMO
7. Disc Burning -- k3b, nothing better
8. Video conversion -- unknown but for DVDs ur DeVeDe is really good but I know for just conversion it depends on the format.
9. Webcam -- don't have one/unknown
10. Text Editor -- Gedit if applicable, otherwise it doesn't really matter
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post #3 of 16
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Thank you very much, mushroomboy! Anybody else have any suggestions?
post #4 of 16
Hey, this is based on what I am using at the moment

1. Web Browser : Chromium, Firefox
2. E-mail : Thunderbird
3. Programming : KDevelop, Netbeans (though i didn't test C++ support yet)
4. IM clients : definitely Pidgin, best one.
5. Media Player : definitely SMPlayer
6. Torrent : Deluge, though i never had any problem with Transmission.
7. Disc Burning : k3b too
8. Video conversion : not using any. But i think there are built-in tools for webcams in Ubuntu.
9. Webcam : don't have one either
10. Text Editor : Gedit is definitely good. Having GVim can also be useful sometimes (Gedit can't open really large files).

Still, there are many nice tools and programs, so just test a few, you might like something else.
post #5 of 16
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Thank you Arcalys, I have tried GVim as a text editor however for some reason when I type the keys are just performing shortcut functions instead of actually typing. Anyone else experience this problem or have a solution?
post #6 of 16
Well, its like vi, you have to press "i" to switch to insertion mode, "esc" to quit insertion mode, and so on smile.gif
post #7 of 16
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Arcalys View Post

Well, its like vi, you have to press "i" to switch to insertion mode, "esc" to quit insertion mode, and so on smile.gif

*facepalm* That simple huh?
post #8 of 16
1. Web Browser : Chromium, Firefox, Opera (I use the all)
2. E-mail : Thunderbird
3. Programming : Eclipse (I've tried KDevelop and really wasn't impressed). Qt Creator (C++ only) is also worth a look too.
4. IM clients : Quassel (IRC) which then hooks into minbif (an IRC server powered by libpurple (Pidgin APIs) so I can use all instant messengers -eg MSN- via IRC.
5. Media Player : VLC - it's not pretty, but it plays everything.
5b. Media Centre : XBMC
6. Torrent : I rarely torrent. But when I do, I tend to use rtorrent
7. Disc Burning : k3b
8. Video conversion : rarely do this, but I generally just use VLC when I do.
9. Webcam : I wrote my own script
10. Text Editor : Kate (GUI), vi (console)
post #9 of 16
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Originally Posted by Plan9 View Post

1. Web Browser : Chromium, Firefox, Opera (I use the all)
2. E-mail : Thunderbird
3. Programming : Eclipse (I've tried KDevelop and really wasn't impressed). Qt Creator (C++ only) is also worth a look too.
4. IM clients : Quassel (IRC) which then hooks into minbif (an IRC server powered by libpurple (Pidgin APIs) so I can use all instant messengers -eg MSN- via IRC.
5. Media Player : VLC - it's not pretty, but it plays everything.
5b. Media Centre : XBMC
6. Torrent : I rarely torrent. But when I do, I tend to use rtorrent
7. Disc Burning : k3b
8. Video conversion : rarely do this, but I generally just use VLC when I do.
9. Webcam : I wrote my own script
10. Text Editor : Kate (GUI), vi (console)

Thank you for your advice Plan9, however one question about Eclipse, how do you integrate support for more programming languages?
post #10 of 16
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Originally Posted by DaemonTsukiyama View Post

Thank you for your advice Plan9, however one question about Eclipse, how do you integrate support for more programming languages?

There's plug in sites for eclipse (eg http://marketplace.eclipse.org/ ) and IIRC you can directly install plugins from Eclipse itself.

However I just tend to do it all from my package manager as most of the plugins I want are on AUR (ArchLinux user repository). you might not have as much available though Ubuntu repositories though - but then Eclipse might have an (un)official Debian / Ubuntu repository themselves.
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