I Want a Linux/Unix Freeware Utility To ... - Update 17th Jan 2007

Thanks again to all the new commenters to the last update. I've hopefully incorporated all the suggestions in the new version.

I've made the following changes:

  • Adjusted the document title so it's obvious that this refers to Linux/Unix and not to Windows.

  • Added a maintainer line, a version number and a "last updated" date to the document, so you can determine if you have the latest version.

  • Added in a "thanks" section for all the people who have helpfully commented.

  • Simplified the Categories list "removed the redundant "Freeware Utilities" parts.

  • Removed a couple of duplicate entries in the list. The original Windows list had this, but it's really not needed.

  • Expanded the key. There are now little graphics icons for GNOME, KDE, command line and "other" applications and a catchall "unknown" icon for the ones I haven't fixed up yet.

  • Added in a "Todo" section.

Lots of changes in the main body of the document. Lots of cutting and pasting. I could easily have made some mistakes. Please let me know if I have.

For the next iteration (in about a weeks time), I'm looking for help with the following:

  • For all the entries which currently have a graphical icon showing them to be in the "unknown" state, I'd like to adjust them to indicate whether they are GNOME, KDE, CLI, X or "other" applications. If you are familiar with these applications, please comment and save me some time looking them all up. In some cases, their home pages don't make it obvious what they are.

  • Are there better links for each application then the ones that I am currently using? For the ones that are missing hyperlinks - what's the best link to use?

The next version of the document will probably also add in some of the other entries (the ones that make sense for a Linux/Unix platform) from the original Windows list that were not really of interest to me.

This list has now got much bigger than just me.

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