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Posted: Apr 11, 2011 10:56:37 pm


Since I am quite new to arch and still is learning which programs are good and for what I would like to know which programs you guys favorize and what you use them for.

Media player: vlc
office: libreoffice
browser: firefox
Quite new to arch, so please bare over with me...
Posted: Apr 11, 2011 11:02:54 pm

VLC is cross-platform, good. OK. But mplayer is awesome!
And it has several GUIs, such as smplayer that is included in ctkarch…

Office: it depends. If you just want to print documents you type yourself, goffice (abiword, gnumeric) is enough.
But most of the time you have to have libre Office, to be able to open the opendocument format it uses.

Web browser: allow me to defend midori. Firefox is good and known, but on little machines it's obvious that midori is lighter, and still doesn't leak much features!

etc: I don't know any app for this :P
Posted: Apr 11, 2011 11:09:46 pm

My post was just an example of how it could be done. But Maybe I should edit it to something like:

Text editor:
Movie player:
Music plater:
Window manager:
File manager:
Torrents client:
Quite new to arch, so please bare over with me...
Posted: Apr 12, 2011 5:10:43 pm

Okay, completing then.

Terminal: urxvt
Text editor: nano/scite
Music player: previously audacious, and now mpd with ario as GUI client
Window manager: openbox
File manager: pcmanfm
Torrent client: transmission-gtk
Posted: Apr 13, 2011 8:45:54 am

Terminal: urxvt (much to learn yet)
Office: latex gnumeric inkscape libreoffice-base
Window manager: openbox
Text editor: emacs — so far not on live-CD; I don't use latex neither on live-CD; one day I'll install ctkarch ŵith emacs-auctex on USB…
File manager: krusader for its keyboard facilities and synchronisation devices
Browser: midori — discovered with ctkarch (although it cannot manage my university-mail not KISS Java stuff)
Posted: May 24, 2011 9:51:24 pm

Hi all. Slt tt le monde,

Terminal : urxvt
Shell : zsh  :o 
Text Editor : Vim / nano
Window manager: openbox + tint2 + conky
Office : libreoffice, just for those F....king docx documents...  (wallbash) 
Filemanager : pcmanfm
Music player : audacious (but I miss rootvis plugin) I will soon give mpd a try.
Browser : Chromium and IronBrowser : http://www.srware.net/en/software_srware_iron.php
Torrent Client : transmission-gtk and Robert on i2p network
Movie player : mplayer-svn + libvdpau + smplayer-svn : the very best IMO
Other utilities: Truecrypt, WTO (Web TV Orange), arte+7recorder, i2prouter, davmail gateway
Fun : Sauerbraten, Wolfenstein : Enemy Territory, Battle for Wesnoth
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