Why are so many, still think that Linux, rather, for programmers and system administrators? I have to disappoint those people. 'Friendly' distributions lot! If some think that Linux trouble with the software, then it is not, get rid of this stereotype! Programs in Linux too much! I want to look at the distribution Ubuntu, version 9.10. Six months ago I switched to Linux. Tried many distros, but stopped on Ubuntu. I do not know why, probably liked it. Ubuntu refers to the so- called, friendly distro where everything is simple and clear to use which does not need to have some special knowledge of programming, for example.
In ubuntu, I use Gnome, in Russian Dwarf. It is a graphical shell (what we see). Many people use KDE, in Russian sneakers. This is also a graphical shell, but a little different. In the picture below, shows a screenshot of my desktop.
Thus, approximately, is Gnome: Use sneakers or dwarf matter each. Let me just say that I can not imagine Linux without Gnome. I'm used to Gnome If you have recently installed Linux on it and still nothing then I will help with the software, and it tell you about the programs that I use. To begin with, that in Linux software called packets. Packages can be installed from the terminal by typing this command here: sudo apt-get install, or through sinaptik (Synaptic) Programs that I use: 1) Wine. This boot windows programs. Makes it possible to run the system. Exe. Only strongly do not rejoice. Opportunity it gives, but not the fact that everything will start and work stably. 2) Arista Transcoder. Video converter. If you honestly never used them. Set 'to be'. 3) Audacity. Record and edit sound files. In windows, By the way, too, have such a program. You can use both analog GoldWave. 4) gtk-recordMyDesktop. Analogue Camstudio. Records all actions that occur on the desktop. 5) iriverter. Another video converter and also for 'to a' 6) ISO Master. To work with izoshnikami. 7) Kino. The program for video editing in Linux. 8) ZynAddSubFX Software Synthesizer. Synthesizer allows you to turn your keyboard into a musical instrument. Personally for me a useless thing, but you can kill time. 9) Audiokonvertor. Convert your audio files. Here all clear. 10) Player VLC. I listen to music and watch video in it. In total player for Linux dam, look for what you like. 11) Fotovideobudka Cheese. Program to work with a webcam. 12) XSane Image Scanner. To operate the scanner. 13) BitTorrent client Transmission. Torrent customers a lot for all tastes. 14) Linux DC + +. Client to the hub. 15) FileZilla. For FTP. 16) Google Earth. I think, needs no comment. 17) Kopete. ICQ client. 18) Skype. 19) VirtualBox OSE. Of course, this is not an exhaustive list, but I called the cornerstone