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Se trata del software esencial de un antiguo usuario de MAC migrado a Ubuntu «which is an ancient African word meaning “can’t install Debian»



Essentials, 2006 edition

Now that I’ve completed my move to Linux (sorry Mac fanboys, the install was flawless and everything worked out of the box), someone emailed me to suggest that I update my essential software list. So here you go.

1. Ubuntu, which is an ancient African word meaning “can’t install Debian”.
2. GNU Emacs, for people who think that the main problem with XEmacs is that it’s too user friendly.
3. Mozilla Firefox + Adblock Plus + Adblock Filterset.G.Updater + All-In-One Sidebar + Book Burro + CustomizeGoogle + del.icio.us + FireBug + ForecastFox + Gmail Notifier + Greasemonkey + keyconfig + Menu Editor + NextPlease + NoScript + PDF Download + Tab Mix Plus + Web Developer. Damn it, why is Firefox taking 600 MB?
4. GAIM + Guifications + Extended Preferences + Global Hotkeys + Encryption. Not that I have anything to hide.
5. digiKam + Kipi plugins. It’s just like iPhoto except it calls albums “tags”, exports to Flickr for free, exports to HTML that validates, stores my important metadata in a SQLite database, can be operated entirely with a keyboard, and doesn’t suck
6. amaroK. It’s just like iTunes except it automatically fetches lyrics from Argentina, automatically looks up bands on Wikipedia, automatically identifies songs with MusicBrainz, and its developers are actively working on features that don’t involve pushing DRM-infected crap down my throat.
7. Mozilla Thunderbird. It’s just like Evolution, except it’s intelligently designed.
8. Kino. It’s just like iMovie except… no, it’s nothing like iMovie. Damn. I miss iMovie.
9. Democracy Player. I tried and failed this weekend to explain to my wife why I love the show with zefrank.
10. KTorrent. It’s like Azureus without the Java.
11. Konversation. It’s like a standalone version of Chatzilla but doesn’t periodically tell me that its internal data structures are corrupted and point me to a Bugzilla entry where no one seems to be able to fix the problem.
12. k9copy. It’s MacTheRipper and DVD2OneX all wrapped into one. Really.
13. GNOME Deskbar. It’s like Quicksilver, only without the plugins. And the bezels. And the Growl support. Damn. I miss Quicksilver. And Growl.
14. KMyMoney. It’s like Quicken without the monopolistic dickwads.
15. OpenSSH. It’s like nothing else. Duh.
16. Subversion (over SSH). It’s like CVS without the I LOVE YOU / I HATE YOU. Also, svn move. My entire home directory is in a private Subversion repository, including configuration files.
17. MPlayer (and MEncoder). Compiled from source, yo. It’s the only thing I’ve felt the need to recompile, or indeed compile in the first place.
18. rsync, for backups (over Gigabit ethernet, w00t!) You do have backups, right? rsync -avz, baby. Yes, I know about Unison. Shut the fuck up about Unison! I tried it! I don’t like it! It’s okay that you do! It’s a big world! We can both co-exist