Linux / Ubuntu Apps...

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  1. Micky

    Micky Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    OK, it has been a while, but the Ubuntu bug has bit me again.

    Now using it more and more, I am starting to depend on it for my everyday stuff.

    What are you guys favorite apps? Anything really good to look at using?
    Gonna be installing the server version soon (waiting on RAID card) and am looking for a serious file access app...

    I already have the Desktop version 18 something installed. I prefer Chromium (64-bit version) over Firefox. Other than that I have been forced to use the default stuff. What are the killer apps to use?
     
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    GNU, Libre Office, Audacity, Geany, QUCs Spice and VirtualBOX

    That's about it...

    Dull as dishwater

    :hippie::pirate::uk:
     
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    What about photo viewer apps?
    On windows I use FastStone, but it's not available in Ubuntu...
     
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    Darktable.

    Forgot about it, it's just part of the background...
    ...forgot it was a separate program (sorry... app)

    :hippie::pirate::uk:
     
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    What servers are you using?

    I’ve got a pair of Dell R610s, each has dual Xeons and 48GB RAM, and can hold 6 2.5 inch disks.

    one has server 2012 R2 datacenter edition and one has server 2012 R2 standard.

    first one has a couple VMs on it already, second one just came in today.

    got them from Amazon for about 160 each
     
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    :lol::run::rofl:

    A clapped out HP desktop with an Intel Pentium CPU G3250 @ 3.20GHz, 4Gb RAM, and 1TB disk
    (cost $100 all in with two x 24" monitors!!!)

    Toytown compared to Dell R610 servers :applause:

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    Eh the R610 are 2011 tech, but still a great bang for the buck. I put them in a wall rack so they’re hanging, takes up less space.
     
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    Try different distro's. Elive is interesting.
     
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    Yup, I already use that on the MacOS platform too. Must have.
     
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    Yeah, I thought so too, but not nearly as intuitive.
    Might try another machine with it as soon as a laptop dies.
     
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    I stack up OptiPlex's like that.
    Just did an old Dell Optiplex 780 with 4G RAM, kinda underpowered tho for todays distros. All it needs to do is store music so I can live with the dismal performance.
     
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    Micky I’d say you could look into a NAS device, I worked for Synology for a short time, as much as I disliked the job, the products are great and based on Linux.

    they’ve got versions with HDMI outputs that connect to your TV to play direct, or you can use them as a plex server, store music and files, share pictures with family, etc.
     
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    I already have a couple, one serves my photos plus their archive (several terabytes)
    Will be looking into smaller form-factor devices, I have lots of 2.5 inch drives to play with.
     
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    I like the idea of the mini Mac with a ss drive
     
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    It comes packed with so much software I never bothered to look beyond what it comes with. I did install Audacity and Hydrogen for music recording though. :yesway:
     
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    I only take out my computer once a year to do taxes these days

    (Then it tries to force update and bootloop for a few hours and makes me rage out)

    ...other than that, Android everything - phones, tablets, headunit in truck
     
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    Or kids trying to hide online activity.
    Mine tried that so I got a USB keylogger.
     
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    Right but the one thing about conventional browsing is the tracking/advertising is annoying . Not enough to change software for but it is probably something preppers would like.
     

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