Given that a few friend used Ubuntu to showcase linux (and debian), I decided to try that distro (plus it's among the top 5 at distrowatch.com, so it seemed like I could find some help).
Well, I have an OS that does what I want, easy to install (like many other) and with some commitment to stability and security in the long term (like only a few: mandriva, red hat/fedora, debian, suse, most BSD and UNIX)
Yeah, that's a lame journal entry, but whatever, that's not my cup of tea, I'm only trying
So, to be a bit more usefull, here is a small list of interesting software, which aren't prominent by default, that I would recommend to get a nice environment:
- Liferea: rss reader with preview of the item. With either the gecko or gtkhtml engine, with gecko it becomes a browser, though without the securities on privacy that a full browser would include (cookies and the like)
- Leafpad: a really minimalist text editor in a graphical environment
- Revelation Password Manager: because while I remember some strange password, I can forget my door code.
Inkscape: I'm a poor drawer, but it doesn't show immediatly in SVG
- Frozzen Bubble: a small game
- Art Manager: to download wallpaper and other graphic elements from art.gnome
- Boot Up Manager, to disable and restart services when away from the keyboard, but close to the mouse...
- Dasher, when I really do not want to use the keyboard...