In this page, you will find a list of recommended software.
However, I have to admit I need to update this page.
You can choose the graphical environment you prefer. KDE and Gnome are the most popular.
- KDE is included with the most distributions.
- http://www.adobe.com/products/framemaker : framemaker
(professionnal text processing). Only a beta version is free for download.
- Star Office is the most popular Office Suite.
It works under Linux and Windows. It's free and if you are familiar with M$ Office, you can easy find
your way because the interface is very similar. However, it's far more better than M$. Moreover,
you will be able to read most of the M$ files.
- Acrobat Reader to read '.pdf' files.
- cdrecord is a shell program to write a CD.
is a graphical interface for cdrecord.
- CD Paranoia
is a CD ripper : it converts audio CD tracks to '.WAV' files. It's a command line program.
- Xaudio is a MP3 player.
- Blade encoder is a free MP3 encoder :
it converts '.WAV' files into '.MP3' files.
- K blade is the blade graphical interface
- mtv MPEG player
- Gimp. Image manipulation. This is a serious
concurrent of Paint Shop Pro.
- xfig is a vector drawing program. Normally included in most
- XV is a image viewer.
The following emulators are normally included in most distributions.
- Wine : Windows emulator. It
is sometimes useful to execute a program that you don't have under Linux.
This is not perfect and doesn't work every time.
- Dosemu : Dos emulator. Reported to work very fine
- VMware : PC emulation : the perfect solution if you want to run M$ Windows under Linux
- Gnuplot is a very simple but powerful
- Scilab is the equivalent of Matlab.
- Emacs. The editor of choice for any programmer.
But it won't be appreciated for users who have played with Windows for a too long time.
Emacs is well-known for his keyboard shortcuts.
- Tcl is the ideal script language with
graphical possibilities. Possibility to call C functions. Mainly used to glue applications out of different