Where to find (discover) additional apps/software

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    @ fungalnet
    Your statement on synaptic is wrong! You are making a faulty setup to a general issue.
    Synaptic as normal user is working fine on any deb-based system.
    It is working on my antiX openbox and I have ckecked it on antiX-live, Lubuntu-16.04-live and Siduction-LXDE-live.
    The commands are:
    Synaptic as normal user: ‘$ /usr/sbin/synaptic’
    Synaptic as root: ‘$ /usr/bin/synaptic-pkexec’ or ‘$ gksudo /usr/sbin/synaptic’

    If ‘$ /usr/sbin/synaptic’ should not work, run ‘# apt update’ first and then try ‘$ /usr/sbin/synaptic’ again.

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    Brian MasinickBrian Masinick

    One comment worth mentioning when grabbing software from a variety of sources: If you are quite familiar with the source of the software (especially if you can build the software from source after examining it), that is probably the safe approach.

    If it’s on a Debian or antiX repo, it has been tested – unless it is test software that is being tested; it is usually safe.

    If you’re always using bootable media and not necessarily saving anything, or you are willing to destroy or replace it, again it may not be a concern, as long as you are not exposing valuable and personal information.

    Ultimately each one of us is responsible for both the integrity and the security and the information we use each day, so have fun, but be thoughtful about the information and software that you retrieve. I’ve seen people destroy and compromise their systems by downloading something “fun”, only to later discover that the fun game or tool introduced malware to the system.

    With these cautions, have fun, but be careful and protect important information.

    Brian Masinick


    a curated collection of “golden oldies” (gtk, fltk) gui applications

    “Linux App Finder’s mission is to catalog useful GNU/Linux programs and provide a great resource to discover new apps.”

    the Linux Alternative Project (formerly the Linux Equivalent Project) lists Linux equivalents and alternatives to Windows software

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    THANKS, really interesting.


    the Linux Alternative Project (formerly the Linux Equivalent Project)
    columnar presentation
    right column shows the multiple linux alternatives available for each listed (left column) Windows-native program

    ^—> not posting a clickable link here because the site has not been updated since 2012
    “Find open source software alternatives to well-known commercial software”

    3-column tabular format
    Windows apps -=- Linux apps -=- Description

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