Thursday, June 11, 2009

New cool list of Linux must-have programs

It's been approximately two years since I've written the first article, A (cool) list of Linux tools. The article proved quite popular with my audience, as it allowed Linux users, new converts in particular, a quick taste of some of the more useful programs available for Linux platforms, across a range of categories.

Teaser

Since, a lot has changed. Two years is a long time. I have decided to write a new article, from scratch, cataloging an up-to-date collection of must-have programs. To make it even more interesting and useful, I decided to add screenshots wherever I can and link to tutorials explaining the use of these programs.

So, not only will you have a nice list compiled, you will also have a preview of what they look like and detailed instructions how to configure them!

Like the last time, the programs will be sorted by categories. The list won't be too short, but it won't be too long, either. It will contain just enough great stuff to get you started, without being scarce or overwhelming. Considering the fact that almost anything in Linux can be done in fifteen different ways, it is very easy to get lost in the ocean of choices. I will try to maintain a right balance between quality and quantity.

Furthermore, it is important to add that I am using or have at least thoroughly tested all and any application listed here. There will be no random entries.

See the list here: New cool list of Linux must-have programs

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