Linux software suggestions
richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Sun Sep 20 11:39:18 CEST 2015
On 09/20/2015 11:52 AM, AndyP wrote:
> I'm about to turn a Dell 5150 which is sitting collecting dust into my very
> first Linux based machine!
> This will be an open source software only machine.
> I've always been Windows based so have decided to go for Mint with Cinnamon
> distro as it looks like it will be easier for me to transition too.
Well, personally I prefer Xubuntu as I have had a few major upsets with
> Apart from LiveCode Community what others Open source software would those
> of you who are Linux based recommend?
> E.g. best email client, office suite, ftp client, graphics prog, browser,
1. Thunderbird e-mail client: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/
2. LibreOffice 5: https://www.libreoffice.org/download/libreoffice-fresh/
3. I only use an ftp client on an ancient Macintosh: sorry.
4. GIMP for bitmap: http://www.gimp.org/
Inkscape for vectors: https://inkscape.org/en/
5. Firefox browser.
6. VLC for all video files.
7. Transmission for torrents.
8. Ubuntu Tweak for cleaning out the basement (works on all Debian
deriv. distros): http://ubuntu-tweak.com/
9. Simple Scan for . . . wait for it . . . scanning.
> Also how is LiveCode doing with 64bit Linux, any problems or parity issues?
> Looking forward to your suggestions :-)
Have a lovely time!
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