linux for blondes

applications

So you now have linux installed and want to do something with it. Ah - now you need some programms or applications to use. You will find that your installation often has applications already installed (unless you have done it totally customised). But what is not obvious is that these are only one of two, three or many hundreds of applications which you could use for each task.

First you need an application which I've written a theme for ... the ESHEEP ! It's actually xpenguins with a sheep theme. It allows you to have one/many/millions of sheep/penguins/monsters roaming over your desktop while you work.

Applications for use with palms in linux are covered separeately in the palm and linux section.

I've organised the applications into sections, so click on the links below to get started ...

painting/drawinggimp
text editor

vim, vi, nano

viewing photos gthumb, xviewer, exhibit
wordprocessingopenoffice
emailthunderbird, evolution
internetfirefox
musicxmms
mp3 encoding
lame
terminaleterm
installing synaptic
pdfs xpdf
movies gmplayer, mplayer
tv
tvtime, mythtv, xawtv
cd writingk3b, gcombust
volume
alsamixer
file browser
nautilus
rip CDs
grip
ipod programs
gtkpod
chat
gaim , xchat
database
mysql
cute things
xpenguins with the esheep theme