Re: Apps For Debian?
Peter Ludwig wrote:
> On Sat, 8 May 1999, Lawrence Wickline wrote:
> > As I am a new user of Debian I have a couiple of Questions as to what
> > apps to get . I am not a couplete newbie but am still very new ( I know
> > how to use gzip and tar and can do most basic functions of a *nix
> > system) Here is my dilema after searching though several different dists
> > I have come to the conclusion that debian wins.
> I always suggest it to people who are looking at installing linux. I
> myself have tried Debian, Slackware, and RedHat, and well, Debian Wins
> hands down for me.
> > Now I have a minimally configured box running WindowMaker and I need to
> > find Replacement apps for my windows junk. Specificaly a Word
> > Replacement ( I tried WordPerfect but the install blew up at the end)
> > There doesn't seen to be a .deb package available for it for some reason
> > in spike of the aliance between debian and corel (same is true for KDE
> > but i like WindowMaker better anyway). Any Ideas?
> There are a number of different Word Proccessing Packages out there,
> seeing as you've tried Word Perfect, I'll skip that one (grin). If you
> just want to use basic word Processing, I would suggest Emacs (you have to
> install it for a few packages, so why not get some use out of it? BTW - I
> myself don't like Emacs, so here's another option. You could try (if
> you've the HDD space), Staroffice. It's pretty good, and it'll read a
> large variety of formats, only problem - it's 120+ Megabytes of harddrive
> space used... Not as much of a problem as it might seem, but it is VERY
> big in reference to most Linux Software. There are many others, but I
> haven't tried them.. I myself decided to switch from Windows, and Star
> Office suited my right down to the ground...
> > Also need something that will make .gifs (Gimp doesn't seem to do this)
> Haven't found one yet myself... I wouldn't mind a decent package... I'll
> probably just wait until Wine gets better and run Paint Shop Pro...
I seem to remember that the gif licence says that any program that makes
gifs has to pay 24cents to the gif patent holders per copy sold.
This is obviously a problem for free software. Try png instead.