Killer Linux Apps: 2015 Edition
January 15, 2015 5:08 PM Subscribe
I just got a new linux laptop to replace my old one. I've set up everything I normally use on it, and have discovered a few pieces of software I hadn't known about before. I'd like more! Recommend to me your best-kept-secret linux apps.
The machine is a System 76 Gazelle Professional with all the trimmings. Thus far I've installed (or it came with):
- Firefox / Thunderbird
- Apache (httpd)
- Java, Apache Tomcat and Oracle (all work-related)
- NetBeans (my IDE of choice)
- DBeaver (database access/browsing tool)
- Banshee (music app)
- Numix (theme and icon set)
What I have in mind is stuff like those last 3 -- programs you didn't know you were missing. I can obviously figure out the big obvious things, like what web browsers are out there (though if you think you know of a superior replacement to one of the items above, by all means suggest it). I'm more looking for the niche apps and lesser-known cool projects. I've used linux for years and I'm a professional software engineer, so I'm completely comfortable with compiling the software you recommend if needed.