[thechat] What Linux Apps WAS: Now what!

Robin Hastings robin at rhastings.net
Wed Jan 9 08:56:40 CST 2002

mk said:
>Right, I'm intrigued to find out what people use on Linux for thier 'core' 
>programs... by that I mean:
>news reader
>irc client
>instant message client (all types icq/yahoo/aim etc)
>word processor, spreadsheet or office style packages.

I use mutt for email and netscape 6 (cause it's the only way I can connect to my online bank from Linux - they do some strange browser detection), lynx, Opera 5 and occasionally Konqueror for browsing. I don't do much newsreading - nothing set up for that, for IRC I use KVIRC (I think that's the name), and though I have all of the above message clients, I tend to use Everbuddy - which connects to every client and allows me to keep the number of windows on my desktop down!  For Word Processing I use Star Office and for Text Processing I use Vi. Hope that helps!

Robin Hastings
robin at rhastings.net

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