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aahhaaa


Joined: 06 Oct 2005
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Location: Lower Michigan, North America

PostPosted: Thu 03 Nov 2005, 23:51    Post subject:  What PUPPY programs are YOU using?  

I guess this should really have been a poll, but there's quite a litter of included Puppy programs (not to mention pupgets) , and I couldn't figure out how to make an un-complex poll that included everything.

So: What programs included with Puppy do you use most?

What program (besides Open Office) isn't in Puppy that seems a must-have?

Have you actually explored the programs you aren't using?
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klhrevolutionist


Joined: 08 Jun 2005
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PostPosted: Fri 04 Nov 2005, 00:17    Post subject: I say  

Well as of right now I am really digging the pdf format, and all the linux
available tools to accompany pdf. So I say that we extend puppyPDF
for more pdf manipulation. Such as pdftotext for converting pdf to text.
Using pdftk for splitting, encrypting, "bursting" / extracting pdf, repairing pdf. And other uses that pdftk has as well.

Barry has done a great job on Abiword. So hopefully This too can be implemented. Thanks.

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edoc


Joined: 07 Aug 2005
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Location: Southeast Georgia, USA

PostPosted: Fri 04 Nov 2005, 01:08    Post subject: Re: What PUPPY programs are YOU using?  

aahhaaa wrote:

So: What programs included with Puppy do you use most?


From Puppy 1.0.4 (Haven't used 1.0.5 enough to address that fairly yet.)

Xine
Gimp
Mutt
Beaver
Mozilla

aahhaaa wrote:

What program (besides Open Office) isn't in Puppy that seems a must-have?


Radio
Thingamablog

aahhaaa wrote:

Have you actually explored the programs you aren't using?


Yes, many of them. CD burning was still highly unpredictable in 1.0.4, really need a decent financial management package that will interface with major products (Import & Export data), more comprehensive wireless esp. for devices needing ndiswrapper.

Love Puppy and am excited about exploring 1.0.5 (Just loaded on two laptops and a desktop), and am looking forward to 1.0.6 !

doc

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dustypenguin


Joined: 30 Oct 2005
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Location: Niamey, Niger

PostPosted: Fri 04 Nov 2005, 16:31    Post subject: Re: What PUPPY programs are YOU using?  

Most used (In no particular order)

Gaim
Netscape
Trying Sylfeed Email (still not convinced that it is as good as Mozilla mail)
Open Office
LinNeighborhood

Window Managers: Icewm and Fluxbox (wish I had Windowmaker)

Checked out but not really using ...
Bluefish HTML editor -- used it in the past, but will be trying it out this weekend again to update my site.

Abiword. I know it is a glue app for puppy, but it has always been the sickly cousin to open office. MSWord docs sometimes do not import very nicely. Still, as a default for a small dist like puppy it is a good choice, and there is always a chubby puppy Wink

The wireless network gui tools I could not get to work correctly ... can't figure out there is a network around after I load the drivers ... but I'm not opposed to writing a script and just running that when I connect!

What would be nice?
Some sort of wireless signal strength meter.
Windowmaker
Mozilla Thunderbird
A weather ticker type program (wmweather-like)

Overall, one can't argue too much with the choices that have been made, for there are good reasons for most.

Cheers
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keenerd

Joined: 20 Aug 2005
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PostPosted: Fri 04 Nov 2005, 17:13    Post subject:  

There is a wifi signal meter in Puppy. It will be automatically launched by the next version of WAG, but you can start it yourself in rvxt with

xwifibar -a -w 3 -i INTERFACE

Where interface is ath0 or eth1 or whatever your card uses. Mouse over the bar to get a text popup.

It has a lot of fun options, read the docs for all of them.

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dustypenguin


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PostPosted: Fri 04 Nov 2005, 20:33    Post subject: wifi bar  

Excellent! Thanks.
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peppyy


Joined: 27 Jun 2005
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Location: VT USA

PostPosted: Sat 05 Nov 2005, 10:40    Post subject:  

In Puppy
ABI
MUT
MtPaint
ghostview
WAG, Can't wait for the update
Composer

pupget
XMMS
Firefox

Of course these depend on which puptop and version I am running at the moment.

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Lobster
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PostPosted: Sat 05 Nov 2005, 11:01    Post subject:  

Arrow Flock
Arrow Sylpheed
Arrow Leafpad
Arrow Mtpaint
Arrow NVU
Arrow MUT
Arrow Help
Arrow Open Office 2
Arrow Gkam
Arrow Gimp
Arrow Inkscape

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Pizzasgood


Joined: 04 May 2005
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Location: Knoxville, TN, USA

PostPosted: Sat 05 Nov 2005, 17:14    Post subject:  

Standard daily necessities I use:
Firefox
cd, rename, ls, cp, rm, mount, umount, gunzip, tar, unzip, mkdir
dotpup
IceWM
Rox

Other stuff I use a lot:
mplayer
stream tuner
xtmix
audacity
beaver/leafpad
dillo
wget
gftp
burniso2cd2

Stuff that should come standard:
Perl (or else wireless drivers)
burniso2cd2


I think that's all the important stuff. Now can we stop with all the "What do you use most" threads Rolling Eyes Just kidding. (Not really)
......Okay, I admit it, I just saw Dodgeball yesterday for the first time Rolling Eyes

EDIT: I mean the movie Dodgeball, just so nobody who hasn't heard of it gets confused. Smile

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PostPosted: Sat 05 Nov 2005, 17:31    Post subject: Since you said it  

Pizzasgood wrote:
Dodgeball yesterday for the first time Rolling Eyes

What!!! we learn to fear dodgeball when I was a young geek, what a perfect Friday in P.E.
Do they still have kids play this evil blood sport? Twisted Evil
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Pizzasgood


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PostPosted: Sat 05 Nov 2005, 18:37    Post subject:  

Well, when I was back in elementary (around seven years ago now) we still played it, but with these squishy balls instead of kickballs. Maybe that's why I liked it so much Smile I never realized it as a kid, but I was in pretty good shape. Especially for running. I was one of the only ones who actually ran in PE.

I kind of miss dodgeball now. If we tried playing it at my highschool, we'd probably get suspended. Rolling Eyes The closest we could come was when we played four-square in AP US History. (I'm not kidding. Fifteen eleventh-graders or so out in the parkinglot playing four-square. Those who didn't played hopscotch instead. And it wasn't about learning old games either. It was just for fun.)

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aahhaaa


Joined: 06 Oct 2005
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PostPosted: Sun 06 Nov 2005, 13:34    Post subject:  

Catholic school for me; I remember just once they brought out a cageball (what, about 8' in diameter?) for us to try. The gym was a combo with the auditorium- big stage with velvet curtains. Yep- ball (with several kids sorta attached) went right into the curtains and pulled them down. Nobody hurt, but never saw that ball again. Very Happy
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Auda

Joined: 08 May 2005
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Location: New Zealand ( Christchurchish )

PostPosted: Sun 06 Nov 2005, 17:15    Post subject:  

What I use in some sort of order
Linneighborhood..............Auto-runs on boot up
Firefox...................................Every day
Sylpheed..............................Every day
Midnight Commander....Every day
Gaim......................................Its mostly running not that I use it much How would I make this auto-run on bootup ?
TightVNC............................Mostly running used quite often
Gxine ...................................For watching DVD's if the codecs were included /worked then I would watch the BBC on line
Gftp.........................................Several times a week
Beaver..................................Most days
Leafpad.................................Prefered this to beaver except it complains about wrong code page with some files so now I mostly use Breaver
Mtpaint..................................Once or twice a week
Gnumeric.............................Couple of times a month
Abiword................................Not very often but need I it when I do

I used to use um the cd burner in 0.9.8 dont like graveman, will it burn a bootable cd from a floppy image ? now I use windows for burning cds

I've look at some of the other programmes but dont realy have a use for them that I know of.
Auda
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MU


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PostPosted: Sun 06 Nov 2005, 17:20    Post subject:  

> Gxine ...................................For watching DVD's if the codecs were included /worked then I would watch the BBC on line

Have you seen this?:
http://www.murga.org/%7Epuppy/viewtopic.php?t=3133

Greets, Mark
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menno

Joined: 03 Nov 2005
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Location: Bedum (Nederland)

PostPosted: Sun 06 Nov 2005, 18:34    Post subject: my use  

Firefox -- every day
Sylpheed -- every day
rxvt -- every day (including things like ls mount etc.)
PCterm -- mostly (rxvt with dos character set)
leafpad -- every day (this is faster then beaver)
mp -- sometimes fast looking from inside rxvt/PCterm
TkZip -- often (This know more zip type's then guitar , such as .deb .pup )
Gftp -- often
Lampp -- often (Appache + PHP + PEU)
GCC -- often (C compiler + make)
G77 -- often (Fortran compiler + make)

Xgine -- mosty listen to radio .
Abi -- if somebody send me .doc file's
Planmaker -- for viewing .xls , .cvs file's
Gostview -- for viewing .pdf file's
Ploticus -- making simple plots to put on the webserver .
Cmaptools -- to make flowchart's
X11Basic -- to make short calulations (conversion hex-dec , oct-dec)
Tightvnc -- to help other to startup there machine's
PEU -- often , script languea I use in CGI applications .
PHP -- often , script languea I use in CGI applications .
httpd and gtkftp -- sometimes todo compatibility test .
MUT -- mosty
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