Finally, I reinstalled my OS and used Ubuntu Feisty and it’s quite awesome! The installation was very easy and I like it very very much compared to my old Breezy. Most of the applications that I use are already in the synaptic so I don’t have to bother looking for them. I am quite one of those users who just want to click and run and ready to use. What really made the difference now is that I have an idea of the linux OS so I know how to navigate my desktop compared 6months ago that I was so clueless and afraid of this OS. Aside from having Feisty, there are also some things that I have learned I couldn’t live without:
Zend studio editor - I tried not to install Zend at the first few days after I installed feisty just to try some editors but I didn’t find anything that match my favorite feature, the autocomplete. At those days I couldn’t really do my work with much productivity. I used either Kate or Gedit but non of the 2 really satisfies me as a complete editor.Well, I tried the phpEclipse before but I didn’t really bother to use it since I have to do some configuration. Honestly, the only thing that makes me like an editor is the autocomplete power which Zend editor has, the left panel where I can see my files and the tabs which make my navigation faster. I hope there is an opensource tool like that. Please let me know if there is one existing.
IE – well, I have to live with it even if the world ends
Krusader – Just found this a few weeks ago. It’s a file manager but I use it as my FTP manager since I only need regular FTP connections. I used the gFtp before but it always crushes and it has become annoying. My favorite tool using Krusader is the Compare file content and the drag and drop copy of files. I use the xxdiff to do the comparison thing and it is really really helpful specially now that I have been involve in a project where we are a group. The drag n drop is just something I have always been looking for in FTP managers for linux. Also, I am able to open as many connections as I want using different windows. The best part is the bookmarking of sites and able to save their logins. I still have a lot of things I haven’t explored in this app yet but I think it is already great!
Tomboy – this is my piece of paper in my desktop and I like taking notes of any idea that pops up at any time of the day or just merely saving some users and passwords. It is really great to have it on your desktop.
KColorChooser – a color palette editor and color picker for KDE. I used this before when I was not aware of the difference of KDE applications and Gnome applications so I really didn’t mind installing it. Anyway, someone told me about gcolor2 and agave. I have installed them and will try but I am already satisfied with the accuracy of kcolorchooser so I really dont mind if it’s for KDE.
Gaim – or pidgin.. Gaim is already installed in Ubuntu so I didn’t bother to upgrade to pidgin.
And one of the most helpful thing I found just lately using Linux – the grep command line. My work always consist of debugging and tracing codes so looking for a specific function or line in hundreds of files, that is just some kinda ninghtmare. Thankfully I just use this
grep -R 'line to search for' /my/directory
and that’s it! I found what I am looking Is there such tool in windows like that? I tried to use the file search of crimson editor but it doesn’t give me the details I want.
Finally is graphics editor like Photoshop. I just hope there is a Photoshop version for Linux and I do not have to go back to windows again. I use gimp as an alternative but I just don’t see myself learning it in the near future
Well, those are just the stuff that I have to take note off when I plan to reinstall my pc again!