Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 23rd Jan 2008 22:07 UTC
Linux With Linux on the desktop going from a slow crawl to verging on an explosion, many have toiled with the question: How do we make this happen faster? A well-known Austin-based Linux Advocate thinks he has the answer.
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RE: Say no to drugs...
by wakeupneo on Thu 24th Jan 2008 02:41 UTC in reply to "Say no to drugs..."
wakeupneo
Member since:
2005-07-06

I'll happily 'fill in the blank'...K3B. Simply the best burning program out there in my opinion.

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RE[2]: Say no to drugs...
by tomcat on Thu 24th Jan 2008 04:21 in reply to "RE: Say no to drugs..."
tomcat Member since:
2006-01-06

I use Nero. Can't complain. It burns everything.

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RE[3]: Say no to drugs...
by wakeupneo on Thu 24th Jan 2008 06:58 in reply to "RE[2]: Say no to drugs..."
wakeupneo Member since:
2005-07-06

I have no idea why you were modded down for that...but it happens..*sigh*...I've modded you back up one point anyway.

No question that Nero is a fine piece of software, but with K3B as an option I just don't see the need for a commercial alternative. It would be like buying a copy of Wordpad to replace KWrite. A giant step sideways.

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RE[2]: Say no to drugs...
by raver31 on Thu 24th Jan 2008 17:34 in reply to "RE: Say no to drugs..."
raver31 Member since:
2005-07-06

Another killer Linux app is Amarok.

Every Ubuntu install I am asked to do, (and they are increasing every day)....

It runs Gnome, but I type this...

sudo aptitude install k3b amarok gps gkrellm mc joe


then set /usr/bin/kdeinit and /usr/bin/gkrellm
as start up programs in session manager... lovely...

Anyway, Amarok, simply the best music application on any platform. Can't be beat.

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RE[3]: Say no to drugs...
by Laurence on Thu 24th Jan 2008 19:29 in reply to "RE[2]: Say no to drugs..."
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

Anyway, Amarok, simply the best music application on any platform. Can't be beat.


That's only your opinion. I've tried it and personally found it overkill for when all I wanted was to listen to a few MP3s.

Personally I favour VLC for every day use (the bonus being it runs on all of my platforms) but then that's only my personal preference too.

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RE[3]: Say no to drugs...
by WereCatf on Thu 24th Jan 2008 21:30 in reply to "RE[2]: Say no to drugs..."
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Another killer Linux app is Amarok.
[..]
Anyway, Amarok, simply the best music application on any platform. Can't be beat.


I don't really think it's such a "killer app". There are a whole range of good audio players for Linux. I personally like Rhythmbox the best. On Mac I would use iTunes. On my XP installation I also use iTunes but only because Rhythmbox isn't available and I don't know of any good similar Windows apps (and whoever is reading this, please, don't suggest anything resembling Winamp cos I just don't like those at all). Anyways, my case is just a good example here for why I consider porting apps to Windows A Good Thing (TM): I can then use familiar and high-quality apps under Windows too whenever the need arises for me to boot into Windows. That's why I find the suggestion of stopping porting apps to Windows inherently annoying: I am forced to boot to Windows from time to time anyway but then I would also be forced to turn to Windows-only apps cos the apps I would like to use are no longer available.

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