Handy Must Know Linux Applications

ginggs

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From your URL:
Today (6/6/12) was been chosen by the Internet Society to mark the launch of IPv6 . IPv6 has been around for many years but the deployment very limited - and mainly used for research within companies and institutions. ISP, hosting providers and other companies on the internet have been repluctant to start offering services on IPv6, primarily because of the investment required both in hardware, software and training.
Not very up-to-date.
 

GhostSixFour

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That is a news article. There may not be new articles, but who is to say the suggested applications are old or out of date?
Lots of useful software, even if it is just a starting point in terms of what you can search for, but, to each their own. If he doesn't see the value, then so be it. Others might :)
 

maloy

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Lots of useful software, even if it is just a starting point in terms of what you can search for, but, to each their own. If he doesn't see the value, then so be it. Others might :)
My list will be (gui related apps):

Libre Office (microsoft office replacement)
Gedit (note pad replacement)
SCITE (nice text editor for syntax higlighting, gedit provides it too but found scite to be quite handy)
kolourpaint (Simple paint app)
k3b (most awesome disc burning app)
amarok or rythmbox (music player)
shutter (nice printscreen/screenshot app)
vlc (most prob the best media player out there)
chrome (browser)
opera (browser)
dropbox (cloud storage)
Keepass2 (to save your passwords in a nice secure password protected database)
skype (to chat to the lonely microsoft users)
calibre (for managing your kobo or kindle ereader or even your collection of ebooks on your laptop/desktop itself)

programming stuff:
mysqlworkbench (ide for mysql)
pycharm (python ide)
netbeans (ide for php and other languages)
 

jvrijssen

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PAC Manager: Remote access - similar to xShell.
Pidgin-sipe: basic im functionality - allows you to use your MS Lync account.
Redshift or Flux: Applies a filter to your screen to reduce the glare. Flux doesn't handle a 2nd monitor too well though.
Eterm: Nice configuration options.
 

balrog

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Not GUI-based applications, but these are the reasons I have a Linux box. And hate Windows' excuse for a command line.

awk
sed
grep
sort
uniq
perl
MySQL
bash for scripting

Nothing better for parsing/massaging large log files or transaction logs :)
 
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Zabzoo

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Since Remmina hardly works even on a fresh release of Ubuntu; I've recently discovered that Google's Chrome Browser presents two useful Windows Remote Desktop Apps which runs nicely on Ubuntu 14.04 (one I tested). "Chrome Remote Desktop" as well as "Chrome RDP".

Chrome RDP is to connect to another machine one at a time where Chrome Remote Desktop is an integrated solution allowing access to machines that run this plugin and chrome anywhere (a firewall allows).

I was quite happy to discover these (security considerations... not considered for this post).
 

DWPTA

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Since Remmina hardly works even on a fresh release of Ubuntu; I've recently discovered that Google's Chrome Browser presents two useful Windows Remote Desktop Apps which runs nicely on Ubuntu 14.04 (one I tested). "Chrome Remote Desktop" as well as "Chrome RDP".

Chrome RDP is to connect to another machine one at a time where Chrome Remote Desktop is an integrated solution allowing access to machines that run this plugin and chrome anywhere (a firewall allows).

I was quite happy to discover these (security considerations... not considered for this post).
I work with remmina daily, the problem is the ZA keyboard layout (bug). Change your keyboord to US when you start remmina and then switch back.
 

Thor

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Since Remmina hardly works even on a fresh release of Ubuntu; I've recently discovered that Google's Chrome Browser presents two useful Windows Remote Desktop Apps which runs nicely on Ubuntu 14.04 (one I tested). "Chrome Remote Desktop" as well as "Chrome RDP".

Chrome RDP is to connect to another machine one at a time where Chrome Remote Desktop is an integrated solution allowing access to machines that run this plugin and chrome anywhere (a firewall allows).

I was quite happy to discover these (security considerations... not considered for this post).
Remote desktop is that bomb!! I love it been using it from the start
 

DWPTA

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Application we all know and use, but on steroids. The one main sql server crashed and burned on me over the weekend. So 1,2TB of db data needs to be copied over to it from the other sql server after the restore of the OS.

I use the normal rsync -avP command but only getting 5MB/s on a Gig network. So wtf?!?! Boss found this little gem of an rsync command

Code:
rsync -aHAXxv --numeric-ids --delete --progress -e "ssh -T -c arcfour -o Compression=no -x" [source_dir] [dest_host:/dest_dir]
https://gist.github.com/KartikTalwar/4393116

Moved from 5MB/s to 80-95MB/s :D

Code:
 41,200,648,192 100%   94.87MB/s    0:06:54
 

Nod

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I made this simple alias to get the weather from the command line:
Code:
$ alias getW; getW
alias getW='wget -q -O - http://wttr.in'
Weather for City: Cape Town, South Africa

     \   /     Sunny
      .-.      25 – 26 °C
   ― (   ) ―   ↑ 31 km/h
      `-’      10 km
     /   \     0.0 mm
                                                       ┌─────────────┐
┌──────────────────────────────┬───────────────────────┤ Fri 02. Dec ├───────────────────────┬──────────────────────────────┐
│           Morning            │             Noon      └──────┬──────┘    Evening            │            Night             │
├──────────────────────────────┼──────────────────────────────┼──────────────────────────────┼──────────────────────────────┤
│     \   /     Sunny          │     \   /     Sunny          │     \   /     Sunny          │     \   /     Clear          │
│      .-.      23 °C          │      .-.      28 – 29 °C     │      .-.      24 – 25 °C     │      .-.      20 °C          │
│   ― (   ) ―   ↖ 12 – 13 km/h │   ― (   ) ―   ↑ 18 – 21 km/h │   ― (   ) ―   ↑ 26 – 35 km/h │   ― (   ) ―   ↖ 22 – 41 km/h │
│      `-’      10 km          │      `-’      10 km          │      `-’      10 km          │      `-’      10 km          │
│     /   \     0.0 mm | 0%    │     /   \     0.0 mm | 0%    │     /   \     0.0 mm | 0%    │     /   \     0.0 mm | 0%    │
└──────────────────────────────┴──────────────────────────────┴──────────────────────────────┴──────────────────────────────┘
                                                       ┌─────────────┐
┌──────────────────────────────┬───────────────────────┤ Sat 03. Dec ├───────────────────────┬──────────────────────────────┐
│           Morning            │             Noon      └──────┬──────┘    Evening            │            Night             │
├──────────────────────────────┼──────────────────────────────┼──────────────────────────────┼──────────────────────────────┤
│     \   /     Sunny          │     \   /     Sunny          │     \   /     Sunny          │               Overcast       │
│      .-.      24 – 26 °C     │      .-.      27 – 28 °C     │      .-.      23 – 25 °C     │      .--.     21 °C          │
│   ― (   ) ―   ↑ 15 – 18 km/h │   ― (   ) ―   ↑ 19 – 22 km/h │   ― (   ) ―   ↗ 15 – 19 km/h │   .-(    ).   → 5 – 10 km/h  │
│      `-’      10 km          │      `-’      10 km          │      `-’      10 km          │  (___.__)__)  10 km          │
│     /   \     0.0 mm | 0%    │     /   \     0.0 mm | 0%    │     /   \     0.0 mm | 0%    │               0.0 mm | 0%    │
└──────────────────────────────┴──────────────────────────────┴──────────────────────────────┴──────────────────────────────┘
                                                       ┌─────────────┐
┌──────────────────────────────┬───────────────────────┤ Sun 04. Dec ├───────────────────────┬──────────────────────────────┐
│           Morning            │             Noon      └──────┬──────┘    Evening            │            Night             │
├──────────────────────────────┼──────────────────────────────┼──────────────────────────────┼──────────────────────────────┤
│     \   /     Sunny          │     \   /     Sunny          │     \   /     Sunny          │     \   /     Clear          │
│      .-.      21 °C          │      .-.      24 – 25 °C     │      .-.      20 °C          │      .-.      17 °C          │
│   ― (   ) ―   ↑ 19 – 22 km/h │   ― (   ) ―   ↑ 25 – 28 km/h │   ― (   ) ―   ↑ 30 – 37 km/h │   ― (   ) ―   ↖ 25 – 39 km/h │
│      `-’      10 km          │      `-’      10 km          │      `-’      10 km          │      `-’      10 km          │
│     /   \     0.0 mm | 0%    │     /   \     0.0 mm | 0%    │     /   \     0.0 mm | 0%    │     /   \     0.0 mm | 0%    │
└──────────────────────────────┴──────────────────────────────┴──────────────────────────────┴──────────────────────────────┘

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