Where to find (discover) additional apps/software

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  • #4001
    Anonymous

      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
      Anonymous

        a supplemental on-topic PSA:

        vidshot
        todo: insert clickable link

        #4003
        Anonymous

          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
          Anonymous

            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 ======

            http://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
            Anonymous

              http://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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              fatmac

                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,
                http://alternativeto.net/

                Linux (& BSD) since 1999
                Ultra Small Form Factor & thin client computers

                #4028
                Member
                delix02

                  yes, http://alternativeto.net/

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

                  • This reply was modified 6 years, 6 months ago by delix02.
                  #4043
                  Anonymous

                    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
                    Anonymous

                      python games pygame SDL

                      #4193
                      Anonymous

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                        #4194
                        Anonymous

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                          #6976
                          Anonymous

                            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
                            Anonymous

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

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

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

                              #9068
                              Anonymous

                                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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                                rokytnji

                                  When in doubt. I cheat.

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

                                  dpkg -i and gdebi gets some love from me.

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