WNats the best site for downloads?

By vegasgmc
Dec 11, 2005
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  1. Im about to install SUSE on my spare PC. Is there a good site for utilities and programs? Thanks
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu Newcomer, in training Posts: 9,431

    You can run virtually all Linux/Unix/Open source software on SuSE. So the best site would be www.google.com :)

    Setting up APT on your SuSE box and configuring the repositories should cover 90% of your software needs: http://linux01.gwdg.de/apt4rpm/
  3. vegasgmc

    vegasgmc TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 1,760

    Thanks. Im trying to dig up the apps and utilities I want before I do the install.
  4. balzi

    balzi Newcomer, in training Posts: 29

    We use SuSE 9.0 and SuSE 10 here at the office. I very rarely need to download applications seperately, unless it's a different version of something, like MySQL or apache2 or perl or something..

    what exactly are you wanting to download, maybe i can help with specific things.
    www.suse.com will get you updates aswell.
    ( using Yast-online-update takes to long. )
  5. vegasgmc

    vegasgmc TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 1,760

    CD and DVD burning, MP3 encoding, audio players, etc.
  6. balzi

    balzi Newcomer, in training Posts: 29

    Isn't there heaps (like too many) dvd/cd burning utilities.

    I don't do any cd burning in Linux so maybe there's no good graphical ones. User friendly , whilst not avoided, isn't really a major priority for most of the guys programming these apps.

    on hte mp3, well now I know there's heaps of those.. if only I could remember what they're called.

    I'll check my SuSE install disks..

    Balzi
  7. balzi

    balzi Newcomer, in training Posts: 29

    mp3 related items in SuSE 10:

    amarok
    k3b
    kaffeine
    ripit
    grip

    dvd/cd buring apps (some are in both lists):
    kaffeine
    k3b
    dvd+rw-tools

    hope that helps you out.

    to my knowledge, the tools are not the difficult part to organise with burning to optical media.. it's getting linux to properly access your burner hardware.
    and for mp3 playback, I know of a few people who had trouble getting there sound system working properly.

    Balzi
  8. doomsweek

    doomsweek Newcomer, in training Posts: 44

    http://sourceforge.net : The world's largest development and download repository of Open Source code and applications.
  9. LesterofPups

    LesterofPups Newcomer, in training Posts: 27

    I've been using rpm.livna.org for my Fedora Core 4 box. Not sure what I'm gonna use for Debian.
  10. balzi

    balzi Newcomer, in training Posts: 29

    I'm 99% sure that debian houses all packages (.deb) on their own special servers so that your built debian upgrade and installer tool, called apt-get, can retrieve and install whatever you wish..

    it is very powerful, you can ask for different versions, it will normally pull in ALL dependencies with the main application you asked for. linux needs more of that.

    Balzi
  11. kens8

    kens8 Newcomer, in training Posts: 57

    http://packman.links2linux.org/ is a good one, especially for SUSE. I'd also like to ditto sourceforge.net. It has so much stuff that it can be kind of overwhelming, but it'll certainly have what you're looking for.
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