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Must have apps for a new install/laptop

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I am looking for software for my laptop.

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'Software' is rather vauge

'Software' is rather vauge - do you have any kind of software in mind?

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First thing I install on a

First thing I install on a new install=
screen, irssi, firefox, conky, (l)amp, xmms.
As for laptop specific, I dunno. I just install normal iBook programs heh.

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how about a game?
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Ok here are a couple that i am looking for

I am looking for a journal app(free writing, draw, and organize pages my own way) notetaking app (for class) , business apps,

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Journal - Drivel and an

Journal - Drivel and an account at livejournal.com or blogger.com.

Draw - Gimp (great bitmap editor) + Inkscape (great vector editor) + some 3D drawing program if you need that (of which I have no idea what's popular)

Notetaking - gedit works fairly well.

Business apps:

Abiword - word processor
Gnumeric - spreadsheet
Mix - OpenOffice
Project Manager - Planner
Presentations - KOffice' KPresenter or OpenOffice' Impress (no GNOME tool is ready yet, unfortunately)
Accounting - Grisbi or Gnucash

There are many, many more if you look on the web.

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3D modeler
supermike wrote:

some 3D drawing program if you need that (of which I have no idea what's popular)

Blender

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K3D
a thing wrote:
supermike wrote:

some 3D drawing program if you need that (of which I have no idea what's popular)

Blender

Or K3D, which is supposed to be pretty good too, and, as far as I heard, easier to get started with.

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Thats helpful.

Thats helpful. thanks

Is there a program that can search, from a site, and fetch data, copy and paste, and organize and produce a report, document, on a regular basis. It sounds similiar to a rss feeds.

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You mean an RSS reader? The

You mean an RSS reader? The two good ones that come to mind are liferea (GNOME) and akregator (KDE).

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I'll give it a try

I meant reader
What i wanted to do is follow all of googles news. So would a reader do that?How are the sources rated? Can I rss read for any site, or does it have to be enabled by the website?

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It has to be enabled by the

It has to be enabled by the website, but most news sites already have that. For example, google RSS feed is this: http://news.google.com/?output=rss

So to get Google news delivered to your RSS reader program you just have to add that RSS feed link to that program, which is quite easy on both of the programs I mentioned above.

Sources aren't rated really. You decide which ones to add and how do you want to categorize them. You can have groups of various RSS feeds named as you wish (at least in Liferea, but I think akregator matches most of its features as well).

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I see

Well, i want news about google. Not the google rss feed, persay. They probably include news about themselves. But i guess i want a robot or crawler that can search out topics based on key words and then make a snippet and organize it into an email or readable file. I think i might have to make it myself.

I downloaded akregator and will give it a go. Thanks for all the advice.

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If you want news about

If you want news about google, you could add this to your RSS reader:
news.google.com/news?q=google&output=rss

You could view the same in your browser, just remove the &output=rss part

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alright

Is there a journal or notebook app that behaves like paper. I can freewrite and draw within the program. Similiar to tabletpcs apps, but w/o a tablet. I want it to be self contained within a single app. Example: write something draw a picture, within app, next to it, then skip to next page and write a list of things.

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In akregator

which i like alot already, can i remove depulicate entries from multiple sources? I dont want to swift through multiple articles from the same author.

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raster graphics

Why not just use a raster graphics editor like KolourPaint?

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