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Re: where do YOU learn about additional apps/software?

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Post by Mauser » Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:41 pm

I am command line illiterate. :confused:

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Re: where do YOU learn about additional apps/software?

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Post by skidoo » Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:15 pm

a supplemental on-topic PSA:


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Re: where do YOU learn about additional apps/software?

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Post by stsoh » Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:09 pm

as one recent linux newbie, i came across this;
https://wiki.debian.org/DontBreakDebian
let's leave to those experts knows best.
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Re: where do YOU learn about additional apps/software?

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Post by skidoo » Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:07 pm

http://www.linuxalt.com/
lists windows {{{---}}} linux equivalents and alternatives for various software titles
example:

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Nero Burning Rom 	

    Brasero (http://perso.orange.fr/bonfire/index.htm)
    GnomeBaker (http://gnomebaker.sourceforge.net/)
    Graveman! (http://graveman.tuxfamily.org/)
    K3b (http://www.k3b.org/)
    X-CD-Roast (http://www.xcdroast.org/)
====== also ======

https://www.osalt.com/
worth a look, but AFAIK the sites list(s) haven't been updated since 2012
Find open source software alternatives to well-known commercial software
Our mission is to provide easy access to high quality open source alternatives to well-known commercial products.
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Re: where do YOU learn about additional apps/software?

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Post by skidoo » Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:23 pm

https://linuxappfinder.com/alternatives
provides an "alternatives lookup" list similar to linuxalt.com

the https://linuxappfinder.com/ site also provides categorized pages of software
(its categorized lists are well-populated, but are not up-to-date)

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Backup & Recovery
Business & Finance
Communications
Databases
Development
Editors
Education
            Geography
            Guides
            Language
            Math   {----------------- example: the Education::Math subcategory page lists 17 software titles
            Metapackages
            Miscellaneous
            Reference
            Religion
            Science
            Tools
Games
Graphics
Internet & Networking
Multimedia
Office
Scientific & Engineering
Security
System
System Management
Utilities
Viewers
Virtualization

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Post by skidoo » Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:37 pm

a curated collection of "golden oldies" (gtk, fltk) gui applications
https://412collection.neocities.org/index.html


"Linux App Finder's mission is to catalog useful GNU/Linux programs and provide a great resource to discover new apps."
https://linuxappfinder.com/


the Linux Alternative Project (formerly the Linux Equivalent Project) lists Linux equivalents and alternatives to Windows software
https://www.linuxalt.com/

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Re: where do YOU learn about additional apps/software?

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Post by skidoo » Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:55 pm

https://www.ubuntupit.com/category/software/
Site contains approx 140 articles, for instance, one is titled "Free AutoCAD Alternative: Top 15 CAD Software For Linux"

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Re: where do YOU learn about additional apps/software?

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Post by KoO » Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:08 pm

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Re: where do YOU learn about additional apps/software?

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Post by Buck Fankers » Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:57 am

Treasure trove of great ideas from Manjaro users, well worth going through the longer thread:

https://forum.manjaro.org/t/favorite-le ... apps/57320

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Re: where do YOU learn about additional apps/software?

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Post by Moltke » Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:16 pm

At first I tried to see if there's already anything in the repos that meet my criteria search with

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apt search pkg_name/keyword
If nothing shows up I google about it. Also, I use liferea and follow sites like tecmint, it's foss, planet debian, Linux journal, phoronix and a few others to keep on track of software and Linux related news. By the way, I think it'd be nice that MX has a rss feed to follow. Github is another good source to find out about software.
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