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Highly Recommendable Applications

Brief Recommendations


All of these applications can be easily installed by typing apt-get update && apt-get install [paketname/n] as root. It is possible to write more than one package name this command. A different way of installing these applications is to install them with a graphical user interface resp. with the package management software synaptic. To do so, it might be necessary to install synaptic first (apt-get install synaptic).


Office programs etc.

krename (rename multiple files)
gscan2pdf (scan and save documents)
ding (German-English dictionary)
trans-de-en (the file containing the words for ding)
planner (Project management software)
griffith (organize your DVD collection)

Install all: apt-get install krename gscan2pdf ding trans-de-en planner griffith


Audio & Video:

audacity (edit sound files)
easytag (tag your mp3 files)
kid3 (tag your mp3 files - 2)
lmms (create songs with different soundtracks)
kino (Video editor)
kdenlive (standard video-editor, wide functionality)
performous (karaoke program like ultrastar deluxe)
streamripper (Record radio streams from the internet)
ripperx (rip mp3s - backup your purchased audio cds)
pana (successor of amarok 1.4x. Pana was created out of Amarok 2.x criticism. Pana can be downloaded here. And installed like described here. It is also possible to simply install the ubuntu-deb-package with dpkg -i [paketname].deb

Install all: apt-get install audacity easytag kid3 lmms kino kdenlive performous streamripper ripperx


System software:

prelink (speed up the system)
preload (speed up the system)
readahead (speed up the system)
grsync (backup-programm)
dvdisaster (read broken/scratched DVDs and CDs)
gtk-recordmydesktop (Record screen content as a video)
virtualbox (Install a virtual machene / a different operation system on linux: Installation instructions: simply type !vbox in the Kanotix-IRC and follow the instructions)
isomaster (create and read from Iso files)
tango-icon-theme (Beautiful Icon Theme)
filelight (Analyze file sizes on data mediums)
gnome-disk-utility (benchmark harddiscs. The program to be run is called palimpsest)
hardinfo (Various system benchmarks and full system informations)
kschutdown (Shut down computer in x-minutes)
kteatime (Simple timer for KDE)
gnome-system-monitor (pretty system monitor)

Install all: apt-get install dvdisaster prelink preload readahead hardinfo gnome-disk-utility gtk-recordmydesktop isomaster tango-icon-theme filelight grsync kschutdown kteatime gnome-system-monitor


Image Editing:

inkscape (best vector draw- and edit program - opens SVG-files)
gcolor2 (read colors in hex-numbers from the screen)
krita (Drawing and image manipulation program like gimp but in one window)
gwenview (best image viewer. It is recommended to install the kipi-plugins first to get poster-printing, batch conversion etc.)
digicam (complete image sorting and management program)
gimp (refernce image editing program)
scribus-ng (layout programm. To get the older but more stable program, install scribus without -ng at the end)

Install all: apt-get install inkscape gcolor2 krita scribus-ng digicam gimp


Security software:

rkhunter (finds rootkits/trojan horses: to execute: type: rkhunter -c (as root in the terminal))
chrootkit (finds rootkits/trojan horses: to execute: type: chrootkit (as user in the terminal))


Various software:

amule (p2p client: emule für linux)
marble (a kind of google earth for linux with openstreetmap-maps)
dosbox (run dos games on linux)


Games: (don't install the newest versions of these games via the package management, but get them from the websites and install them manually!)

nexuiz (3d-shooter high graphics quality)
warsow (fast comic-shooter)
urban terror (great shooter - counter strike clone)
sauerbraten (super fast shooter)


Screensaver:

rss-glx (Beautiful screensaver package. To get this running you've got to install this first.
Kcomteten4 (first download source this) (then apt-get install xorg-dev libavahi-qt3-dev kdelibs-dev then unpack sourcecode and ./configure then make then su password then make install)
gnome-screensavers


Various addons for KDE: (recommended to have a more comfortable, easy to use system and to get additional functionalities)

apt-get install kdepim-kfile-plugins kdemultimedia kdeaddons system-config-gtk-kde qtcurve gtk-qt-engine kipi-plugins mplayerthumbs gtk2-engines gtk2-engines-cleanice rkhunter chkrootkit tesseract-ocr tesseract-ocr-deu tesseract-ocr-eng pdftk pdftk pdfjam poppler-utils ghostscript kipi-plugins


Install all recommended programs:
apt-get install kdepim-kfile-plugins kdemultimedia kdeaddons system-config-gtk-kde qtcurve gtk-qt-engine kipi-plugins mplayerthumbs gtk2-engines gtk2-engines-cleanice rkhunter chkrootkit tesseract-ocr tesseract-ocr-deu tesseract-ocr-eng pdftk pdftk pdfjam poppler-utils ghostscript kipi-plugins amule marble dosbox rkhunter chrootkit inkscape gcolor2 krita scribus-ng gimp dvdisaster hardinfo gnome-disk-utility gtk-recordmydesktop isomaster tango-icon-theme filelight grsync kschutdown kteatime gnome-system-monitor prelink preload readahead audacity easytag kid3 lmms kino kdenlive performous streamripper ripperx krename gscan2pdf ding trans-de-en planner griffith


Other Programme: (not part of the debian/kanotix-repository)

sepiola (online Backup)
skype (chat program)
jalbum (create photo galleries)
truecrypt (safe platform independent program to cipher USB-sticks, container files or full partitions. Get the installation file here , install and then follow these instructions)


Important extensions for OpenOffice/LibreOffice:

Language Tool (better dictionary for spell checking)
Professional Template Pack (better document templates)
Read Text (Read text as audio)
sund presenter console (very good for presentations)
sun pdf import extension (edit PDF-documents)


Important extensions for Gimp:

G'mic (many, many effect filters. Download here)


To get Multimedia-program recommendations, also for programs which cannot be listed here for legal reasons please contact me directly-
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