daniel kivatinos

Must have Ubuntu Packages

Jan
17

These are packages that I use and recommend on my Linux Ubuntu box.

System Tools

  • Filelight
    Displays a circular graph of the space used by your files, so you know when you
    have big files (for example, images of your work) that if you backup them you’ll save space.
    sudo apt-get install filelight
  • gdmap
    Displays space used by files, but with squares.
    sudo apt-get install gdmap
  • gParted
    Interface for partitioning your hard disk drive, and make it a bit easier, without having to reinstall everything.
    sudo apt-get install gparted
  • aptoncd
    Just for Ubuntu and Debian. Allows to backup your packages installed in a CD so you can have them ready to
    install in another computer.
    sudo apt-get install aptoncd
  • htop
    sudo apt-get install htop

Programming/Editor Tools

  • PDFedit
    Free (and open source) editor for manipulating PDF documents. GUI version + command line interface.
    sudo apt-get install pdfedit
  • Bluefish
    sudo apt-get install bluefish
  • Meld
    A simple but powerful small tool that can compare two files or directories and tell you the differences, or merge them.
    sudo apt-get install meld
  • vim
    sudo apt-get install vim

Music Tools

Photo Tools

  • sudo apt-get install xaralx

Networking Tools

Media Players

Downloading Tools

GUI

Additional

More Great Sites

This is great site to get applications

Other great lists of packages:

Virtual Machines

Nov
05

Virtual Machines software I recommend.

Linux I recommendations:
VMWare
Xen

I hear this is good as well, though I have never tried it:
VirtualBox/

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Excel

Sep
22

My list of useful things you can do in Microsoft Excel 2007:

How to Create a Drop Down List

Validation with Lists:

VLOOKUP FUNCTION:

One of the best free add-ins I have seen for excel is ASAP Utilites.

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Firefox Plugins

May
27

Website Development Tools

May
21

Domain Name Generator
www.nxdom.com
hwww.name.com
Take the Domain Name
instantdomainsearch.com

Google CSS

Always test your site in many browsers, so go with crossbrowsertesting.com.

Always find a good team that you can work with for coverting PSD files and indesign files to html, css and javascript, here is a good one that I know of call xhtmlized.
Another firm is http://xhtmlweaver.com, I have never used them.

Site Design:

Some design firms I haven’t tested out:

This is a great place to find stock photos for you sites

MS Windows editors:

Online resources:

Firefox development plugins:

Google Chrome plugins:

SEO Tools:

Certificate Verification:

Color palattes. Create a good one
avivadirectory
colourlovers
colorcombos
www.degraeve.com/color-palette/

Charting
protovis

Windows Antivirus Protection

May
21

Avast! antivirus is free software that I recommend for home use computers. It is great and protects you for free on a windows machine, you can’t beat that!

A few people asked me how to schedule a boot scan before letting window start.

To schedule boot scan using Avast, follow the steps below:

  • Right click on the Avast system tray icon
  • Click on “Start Avast Anti Virus”
  • Avast anti virus window will pop up and run a memory scan
  • Once memory scan finish, you can right click on the Avast anti virus window and select “Schedule Boot Time Scan”
  • “Schedule Boot Time Scan” window will popup, select “Scan all local disk” and check on “Advanced Options” and you can go from there

…hope this helps

I’ll be updating this post from time to time.

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