Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

The applications I can’t live without

Filed under
Software

My sudden defection from the dwindling Graveman fan club (is there anyone left there now?) set me to wondering what other applications I’m clinging to, that might not have any real merit to them. I scraped the Internets this afternoon looking for any alternatives that were more attractive, and these are the finalists for now. As best I can tell, all these are available in both Arch and Ubuntu.

Note that I haven’t counted some obvious programs, like X (do you want me to include the kernel too?! and Grub?!), and I’ve left out programs that are console-based (with a couple of exceptions), since I covered those in earlier posts. And besides, a console-only system is a completely different animal — a very cool, fast, sharp, efficient, precise and predatory animal. :twisted:

1. Openbox 3.4.4. My world changed for the better — so much better — when I stopped using Gnome all the time. Openbox made everything move faster, look better and run cleaner. Departing the Gnome machine was the next best thing to cutting all ties to Redmond.

2. ObMenu.

MOre HEre




More in Tux Machines

The road to LibreOffice 5.0

LibreOffice 5.0 will be announced next Wednesday – August 5, 2015 – at noon UTC. It is our tenth major release, and the first of the third stage of LibreOffice development. To show the impressive amount of new features added to LibreOffice since version 3.3, released in January 2011, we have compiled a summary of all previous announcements. Read more

Ubuntu Touch Finally Gets a Regression Fix for Nexus 4 and Aquaris Phones

Canonical has recently released a new OTA update for Ubuntu Touch and it brought a large number of new features and improvements, but also a nasty regression that caused the telephony function to fail on BQ phones and Nexus 4. That fix has finally landed. Read more

OpenDaylight dawn: Open-source software defined networking goes into production

OpenDaylight, the open-source, software-defined network, is moving from the lab into full-scale production. Read more

Battle of the sub-$450 Android phones: ZTE Axon vs OnePlus 2 vs Moto X Style

Over the past two weeks we have seen three new Android phones announced that are priced to challenge Samsung, LG, and HTC devices typically found starting at $600. Read more