James Selvakumar’s Blog

February 22, 2008

Best applications in Ubuntu-7.10

Filed under: ubuntu,unix-linux — James @ 3:40 pm

Though there are some very good applications integrated in the default ubuntu installation, these are the one which i love most (as of now):

– GParted (Undoubtedly very very good. Extremely powerful. I use the GParted in the ubuntu livecd to resize/partition even my windows xp drives)
– Tomboy notes (Very handy, something like the “Scratchpad” in Google Desktop)
– Calculator (Really amazing, the calculator in windows xp looks very ugly to me now)



  1. Ubuntu 7.10? Wow! You are a slow adopter. You aren’t even using the LTS release, 8.04. Don’t you realize that 7.10 expires in April of next year? Time to get with the programme and at least upgrade to 8.04 which will be supported until 2011.

    Tomboy uses mono which is hardly open source. It is an implementation of Microsoft’s .NET, thanks be to Novell which has rolled over for Microsoft. If you support open source boycott mono programmes such as Tomboy, Banshee and Evolution. Others include Beagle, Gnome Do, F-spot, Muine, Second Life and Diva.

    There are good alternatives to Tomboy such as BasKet which is KDE, but will work in Gnome. Instead of Banshee use Amarok which is also KDE, but it is better anyway. Evolution has no alternative, but with KDE you get similar functions in their various organizers or you could use Thunderbird and Google Calendar or Sunbird. Beagle has a KDE equivalent (Launchy, Strigi), as does F-spot (DigiKam), Muine (Songbird), and Diva (LiVES, Cinelerra).

    Since you don’t have to use Mono programmes and using them gives Microsoft control over Linux which is unnecessary, it is not a good idea to recommend them to others as you are shooting yourself in the foot.

    Comment by linuxcanuck — November 27, 2008 @ 11:40 pm | Reply

  2. Hi dear, thanks for your comments, but kindly check the date on which I posted this entry. Now I’m a happy user of Ubuntu-8.10. I too use and like most of the applications you mentioned dude! Anyway thanks for sharing your ideas with me. Cheers šŸ™‚

    Comment by James — November 28, 2008 @ 1:37 am | Reply

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