Where to find (discover) additional apps/software

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  • #4001
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    Avatarskidoo

    Where do YOU learn about additional apps/software?
    The goal of this topic is to build a curated list of recommended resources
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    Looking beyond “antiX/MX packageinstaller” and “synaptic package manager” is useful, especially for locating screenshots and detailed reviews.
    This forum topic is intended to build a curated list of helpful “shoppin’ for muh apps” websites.

    see also: mxlinux.org/wiki/applications/software-recommendations

    Not necessarily limited to sites that host downloadable linux / FOSS software
    mention sites that review or otherwise raise awareness of open source software titles

    linux-apps.com {———- presents a subset (no game apps) of the 6,000+ applications listed at opendesktop.org
    sourceforge.net
    linux.softpedia.com
    freshfoss.com
    fossmint.com (might be a sister site to “tecmint.com” )
    ( techmint had published about 50 “by-task” or “by-category” articles http://www.tecmint.com/category/top-tools/ )
    packages.debian.org
    linuxlinks.com/Software
    412collection.neocities.org/index.html mentioned in roky’s topic here

    www .webupd8.org
    omgubuntu.co.uk
    slant.co (yes “dot co”, not com) searching for a given software title displays a page of alternative applications (displaying pros/cons, screenshots, user ratings for each)
    example slant.co search results page (reached by entering “linux terminal” in the slant.co searchbox)

    getdeb.net (take care ~~ ubuntu-centric, and they presume apt:url mechinsm is installed, and pimp their in-house PPA… )

    edited to add:
    As discussed in the Flatpak or Appimage will be the future?” topic at MX forum,
    pasting found-on-the-web commandlines containing “wget… sudo install” (or “curl… sudo install”) into your terminal is a Really Bad Idea !

    overheard while hangin’ out at the water cooler:

    Jeesh, there are a lot of Electron-based applications out there now. I like their ease of use, but their bloat is annoying.
    If they could all just use one system install of Chromium instead…

    #4002
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    Avatarskidoo

    a supplemental on-topic PSA:

    vidshot
    todo: insert clickable link

    #4003
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    Avatarskidoo

    an obligatory link: wiki.debian.org/DontBreakDebian

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    TBH, I prefer the mantra “if you break your system… you get to keep the pieces
    and
    further, I maintain the outlook that liveboot, without persistence, is an excellent no-regrets playground !

    #4004
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    Avatarskidoo

    http://www.linuxalt.com
    lists windows {{{—}}} linux equivalents and alternatives for various software titles

    example:

    Nero Burning Rom

    Brasero (http://perso.orange.fr/bonfire/index.htm)
    GnomeBaker (http://gnomebaker.sourceforge.net/)
    Graveman! (http://graveman.tuxfamily.org/)
    K3b (http://www.k3b.org/)
    X-CD-Roast (http://www.xcdroast.org/)

    ====== also ======

    https://www.osalt.com/
    worth a look, but AFAIK the sites list(s) haven’t been updated since 2012
    Find open source software alternatives to well-known commercial software
    Our mission is to provide easy access to high quality open source alternatives to well-known commercial products.

    #4005
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    Avatarskidoo

    https://linuxappfinder.com/alternatives
    provides an “alternatives lookup” list similar to linuxalt.com

    the linuxappfinder.com site also provides categorized pages of software
    (its categorized lists are well-populated, but are not up-to-date)

    Backup & Recovery
    Business & Finance
    Communications
    Databases
    Development
    Editors
    Education
    →→ Geography
    →→ Guides
    →→ Language
    →→ Math {—————– example: the Education::Math subcategory page lists 17 software titles
    →→ Metapackages
    →→ Miscellaneous
    →→ Reference
    →→ Religion
    →→ Science
    →→ Tools
    Games
    Graphics
    Internet & Networking
    Multimedia
    Office
    Scientific & Engineering
    Security
    System
    System Management
    Utilities
    Viewers
    Virtualization

    #4021
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    fatmacfatmac

    I don’t normally need anything other than known extras, but if I do go looking, I usually just do a web search, or I might take a look here,
    https://alternativeto.net/

    Linux (& BSD) since 1999

    #4028
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    Avatardelix02

    yes, https://alternativeto.net/

    might be useful. But – of course – you should check the suggestions at packages.debian.org

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 11 months ago by delix02.
    #4043
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    Avatarskidoo

    check the suggestions at packages.debian.org

    Several ways to search there (by name, by description).
    Because the “by description” search results “can drown ya in details” (displays a mixed bag of library//support packages along with “application” packages)
    my search approach has usually been “by name”, using a known program… in order to discover alternatives.

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    Wow, I didn’t choose a very good example here, eh?
    (among the “related” packages, the only “applications” are sakura and evilvte)
    So, click over to the sakura package page, note the other “related” packages mentioned there… follow the breadcrumbs.

    #4192
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    Avatarskidoo

    python games pygame SDL

    #4193
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    Avatarskidoo

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    #4194
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    Avatarskidoo

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    #6976
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    Avatarskidoo

    xref: https://www.antixforum.com/forums/topic/questions-on-installing-programs-from-ppa/
    ^—- tl;dr ~= expect breakage… and YOU get to keep the pieces !

    xref: https://www.antixforum.com/forums/topic/apt-fast-upgrade/
    ^—- tl;dr ~= opportunity to discover firsthand, the effects of Darwinism and Idiocracy

    #8246
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    Avatarskidoo

    a catalog of AbiWord plugins: https://www.abisource.com/wiki/PluginMatrix

    a large, categorized, list of applications:
    https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/List_of_applications

    another large, categorized, list of applications:
    https://github.com/luongvo209/Awesome-Linux-Software

    #9068
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    I wanted to install the Conky Manager. The original online location in Dropbox for the Conky Manger apps is dead, “Error 404”. MX repositories show the Conky Manager with all dependencies. I noticed that MX uses some of the antiX repositories so I thought I could just add the http://iso.mxrepo.com repositories into antiX’s Synaptic Packager and get that to work. No dice. I keep getting error messages about not finding a Release file. I see the Release files but I guess that means they are only set up for MX and not antiX? It would be nice if the antiX and MX repositories were a two way street.

    #9080
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    rokytnjirokytnji

    When in doubt. I cheat.

    http://mxrepo.com/mx/repo/pool/main/c/conky-manager/

    dpkg -i and gdebi gets some love from me.

    Sometimes I drive a crooked road to get my mind straight.
    Not all who Wander are Lost.
    Linux Registered User # 475019
    How to Search for AntiX solutions to your problems

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