Puppy Linux Discussion Forum Forum Index Puppy Linux Discussion Forum
Puppy HOME page : puppylinux.com
"THE" alternative forum : puppylinux.info
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

The time now is Fri 24 Oct 2014, 05:59
All times are UTC - 4
 Forum index » Taking the Puppy out for a walk » Misc
Tools of the trade
Moderators: Flash, JohnMurga
Post new topic   Reply to topic View previous topic :: View next topic
Page 1 of 1 [6 Posts]  
Author Message
rmcellig

Joined: 19 Nov 2011
Posts: 922
Location: Ottawa Ontario Canada

PostPosted: Mon 09 Jul 2012, 10:52    Post subject:  Tools of the trade  

I have been using Puppy 5.2.8 for almost all of what I want to do with it. Coming from the Mac side (since 1988), Puppy has been an eye opener for me in a positive way! I'm still learning and as always, I am SO thankful for the help and assistance from this forum.

I have tried other distros but so far Puppy is the only one that installs quickly, is super quick to use and back up. I love those features!

Here are the tools I use in my everyday computer stuff. Aside from the obvious using the internet via my browser of choice, here goes:

browser: doesn't really matter to me
arecord (command line tool)
asunder
audacity
avidemux
ffconvert
filezilla

That's about it for my day to day arsenal of tools.

What are you using in your everyday Puppy computer life?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website 
battleshooter


Joined: 14 May 2008
Posts: 1095
Location: Australia

PostPosted: Mon 09 Jul 2012, 21:25    Post subject: Re: Tools of the trade  

rmcellig wrote:

I have tried other distros but so far Puppy is the only one that installs quickly, is super quick to use and back up. I love those features!


Pretty much sums up why I use Puppy too Smile

Programs I like to use:

Tools
Gimp
Kdenlive
Audacity
Pfind
Amarok
XChat
Paco (Brilliant for packaging!)
Recreational Wink
ZSNES
Mupen64Plus
ePSXe

_________________
LMMS 1.0.2, Ardour 3.5.389, Kdenlive 0.9.8
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
stu90


Joined: 25 Feb 2010
Posts: 1401
Location: England. Dell Inspiron 1501. Dpup

PostPosted: Tue 10 Jul 2012, 00:03    Post subject:  

Things i tend to always have open / running:

Mplayer
Terminal
Text editor
Web browser

Im always tweaking and changing things so use a lot of bash scripts for various tasks as well.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
Monsie


Joined: 01 Dec 2011
Posts: 633
Location: Kamloops BC Canada

PostPosted: Tue 10 Jul 2012, 05:20    Post subject: Tools of the trade  

Hi all,

Here's my top five in the correct order, I think...
    Browser,
    Text editor,
    Terminal,
    mtpaint,
    e-mail

It's nice to know that Puppy is not shy of programs or features even if I don't make use of them all of the time.... Plus there is a wealth of extra utilities, games, and other software available on the Forum thanks to the interest, involvement, and dedication on the part of many hard working people who make up our community. Cool

I am sometimes amazed at what is available for Puppy...

Monsie

_________________
My username is pronounced: "mun-see". Derived from my surname, it was my nickname throughout high school.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
Colonel Panic


Joined: 16 Sep 2006
Posts: 1521

PostPosted: Tue 10 Jul 2012, 06:24    Post subject:  

Good thread.

Here are mine (there are quite a few);

Browser (usually Opera plus either Firefox or Seamonkey)
File manager (Midnight Commander, plus a graphical one such as either Rox or Thunar)
Utility for burning data and ISOs to CD or DVD
Text editor (Geany's pretty good although I'd prefer one with a spell checker like Textpad for Windows)
Word processor; Abiword does pretty much everything I want
Spreadsheet; Gnumeric likewise
Image viewer; gqview or geeqie is fine
Multimedia player like xmms or gxine
Graphical calculator like GCalcTool or Calcoo
PDF file reader like epdfview
Database (Portabase is excellent for what I need).

That's it really. I play the occasional game and sometimes do some picture editing (almost never anything mtpaint can't handle).

_________________
Stone Pentium IV (2.4 GHz), 2 GB of RAM, 160 GB hard drive running PuppEX 14.1, New Year's Pup 02, Puppy 4.31 Workhorse, Puppy X-Precise 2.4, Puppy Carolina 1.2, Puppy Legacy OS2 LTS, Puppy Diamond 528_512 (full) and Puppy Upup Raring 3.9.9.2.

Last edited by Colonel Panic on Mon 16 Jul 2012, 13:22; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
linuxbear

Joined: 18 Apr 2009
Posts: 621
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

PostPosted: Tue 10 Jul 2012, 15:09    Post subject:  

on my E17 shelf are two browsers, a file manager (dolphin) and a terminal icon. That gives you an idea of what I use most often.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
Display posts from previous:   Sort by:   
Page 1 of 1 [6 Posts]  
Post new topic   Reply to topic View previous topic :: View next topic
 Forum index » Taking the Puppy out for a walk » Misc
Jump to:  

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group
[ Time: 0.0791s ][ Queries: 12 (0.0299s) ][ GZIP on ]