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Replacing Editor, Terminal, Calculator, To Do List, File Mgr

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supermike's picture
Joined: 2006-02-17

Away from Ubuntu's defaults, I've just replaced several things in my menus for faster, thinner apps that act fairly decently:

Nautilus --> Replaced with XFCE Thunar
Gnome-Terminal --> Replaced with pterm
Gedit --> Replaced with XFCE Mousepad
Gcalctool --> Replaced with Galculator
Todo list (no app, was using gedit) --> Installed Odot
XMMS --> Replaced with BMP (Beep Media Player)

libervisco's picture
Joined: 2006-05-04

Good going! You still use GNOME or now you use Xfce window manager?

I am also using thunar, BMP and galculator, but haven't yet tried xfce mousepad, odot and pterm (hmm that sounds new to me).

I use openbox as my window manager. I think it couldn't get much ligher than that, so when memory isn't hogged by firefox, it's really snappy. Smiling

libervisco's picture
Joined: 2006-05-04

Btw, another great app that can be handy for TODO lists and notes is tomboy. It is basically a wiki for your desktop as it works like a wiki allowing you to create as many pages as you like by just creating a link, clicking on it and filling a space in a window that opens. It's awesome.

Joined: 2005-12-21

I quite like gtodo. :smiling:

free-zombie's picture
Joined: 2006-03-08

I actually quite like paper and pencil for that...

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