[Novalug] Favorite Linux Applications
monkeywrenchit at gmail.com
Wed Feb 7 12:31:35 EST 2007
Check out Savage - battle for Newerth! I am constantly disappointed
by gaming in linux, and have only played the winows version of this
game, but it run natively linux with openGL. Then write a big
article on what distro it works best on and how to install it. Its an
online rts plus fps. Verry cool. Surprised it hasn't got more press.
Oh, and it's FREE.
On 2/7/07, Maxwell Spangler <maxpublic07 at maxwellspangler.com> wrote:
> What are the names of *your* favorite Linux applications and why?
> Occasionally on this list people mention applications (or technologies like
> RSS, for example) and I ignore them.. because i'm just reading emails and
> looking for more projects to take on. Then I'll try something I've seen
> mentioned and wish I'd known about it sooner and I -- for a brief period of
> time, at least -- experience the joy of having something new and wonderful.
> So perhaps we could all list a few applications which are so impressive to
> that we think others should spend some time trying them?
> Here's two for me:
> Amarok is, among other things, an mp3 player that seems visually appealing,
> well written, cleverly designed, and very enjoyable to use. The fact that
> has all sorts of features like podcasting that I wasn't looking for but can
> still use are probably contributing to me liking it so much. Thanks to
> novalug posters for mentioning this recently...
> I've been using this to automatically download about 20 podcasts of mostly
> audio for a couple months now. It's not very pretty or sophisticated, it
> does its job very well: it downloads everything new to my local HD so I can
> move those mp3s to my phone and catch up on countless hours of radio while
> I'd love to find a program that easily and reliably lets me take mpgs and
> dvds out of them.
> I'd love to find a program to let me reliably rip dvds.
> But I'm mostly looking for programs on Linux that are incredibly neat that
> NOT looking for at all...
> Maxwell Spangler
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