Linux recommended apps

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The purpose is the same as that other thread, list the apps you think every Linux user should have in /usr/bin.

Media player:
mplayer
vlc
xine/Totem/Kaffeine

Browser:
Swiftfox
Konqueror

Music player:
amaroK (one of the most complete ones)
XMMS (Winamp look-a-like)
Quod Libet (lightweight, fast and to the point).
Exaile (same as above)
audacious (XMMs look-a-like)

Messenger:
Mercury
aMSN
Pidgin
Kopete

DVD/CD burning:
brasero
k3b
cdrecord / wodim (Debian's version of cdrecord)
nerolinux

Image viewing:
comix (it can read from compressed files, so it makes it ideal for manga viewing)
gqview

Bittorrent:
Deluge-torrent
Bittornado
Azureus
rtorrent
ktorrent

Office suites:
abiword
OpenOffice

IRC:
xchat
irssi

Text editing:
gedit
kate
leafpad
vim/gvim
emacs

Security:
firestarter: an Interface for managing your iptables
bcrypt: File encryption

Programming:
gcc
anjuta
eclipse
code::blocks

Games:
scourge
egoboo

Misc:
sshfs: (ssh file system) Excellent for working with remote folders and filesystems.
grip (cd ripper)
pan and/or klibido (usenet)
gimp (image editing)
nethack (Best roguelike game ever.)
NTFS-3G (ntfs read-write)
vixie-cron (or something similar)
syslog-ng

useful links:
The table of equivalents / replacements / analogs of Windows software in Linux. (Official site of the table)

Live CD's distro's /Specialized distro's

dyne:bolic (multimedia studio)
Ubuntu Studio
Gentoo Live USB
slax (usb distro based on Slackware)
Linux Mint Based on Ubuntu, with more Windows compatibility

Hex Editor:
GHex.
KHexedit.

eye-candy
Enlightenment
Compiz Fusion.

windows compatibility

For Windows:
Vmware
WINE
Cedega
 
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