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Hi all, Well, I see many "best distro" polls and posts all over the place. In my opinion though, Linux distros are all fairly similar (in many respects, some differ ...
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    Hi all,

    Well, I see many "best distro" polls and posts all over the place. In my opinion though, Linux distros are all fairly similar (in many respects, some differ greatly), so what makes a great distro? Well, I believe it is the extra programs that make a distro great. So, with that in mind, what piece of Linux software is your favorite (doesn't have to be linux specific)? I would have to go with either Firefox or OpenOffice.

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    I beleive that the Q should have been more into which Open Source is the best. Since most "Linux" software is Open Source and is most of the cases also ported into other OS's.

    Anyhow, my vote goes for the more networking tools like:
    Ethereal, Nessus, Kismet, nmap.
    Which have comercial cousines that cost $$$$
    And not to forget:
    Apache, Squid, Postfix, Bind, Courier, PostgreSQL
    Or languages as:
    PHP, Perl, Bash, TCL

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    I must say I think BASh is the greatest software on any distro, followed by things like apache, X, and irssi.

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    My favorite is Firefox. After installing a new system, the first thing I do is go to www.getfirefox.com ':rock:'
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    My favorite software is Windows. It's made by this great company named Microsoft, and they're a really, really, ethical corporation with a great man named Bill Gates as a leader.
    That was just one of the many things you may hear in response to this thread... in an insane asylum.
    No seriously, I like firefox quite a bit.

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    If the system I installed doesnt have Frozen-Bubble, I use Firefox to go to http://frozen-bubble.org/ and dl it, using the download manager in firefox.
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    I'll think outside of the box and say YaST
    YaST is a nice all-in-one administration program, and it makes setting up my SuSE boxes very easy, and removes the need for 12 or so random programs such as KUser, Hardware setup, etc

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