Since my last post I’ve been trying to figure out what tools I miss the most when I’m booted into Windows and it is actually a shorter list then tools I miss when I’m in Linux.
- Kio-Slaves: The differnet slaves in KDE are great and make my day a lot easier. Need to open a document on a remote server via ssh and edit it? It’s really simple, open it up through Kate via SFTP and then save it back again: sftp://jjesse@home:/home/jjesse/test.txt
- Konverstation: I haven’t found a suitable IRC program to replace Konverstation. In fact, I can’t find a GNOME equivalent I like, but that is besides the point. I’ve tried mIRC, and about 5 different programs and still can’t find one that I like as well. It is easy to use, I really like the On Screen Display, setting up different identies, etc.
- Konqueror: I find myself trying to do some of the same things that I use Konqi for on a daily basis. Need to connect to a remote computer? Is it through Windows File Sharing? No problem…. Is it via SSH? No problem… I can do this all through Konqueror. Try to connect to a remote server via SSH in Windows? Need to download a different program and then I still can’t map a network drive
- Kate: For simple text editing there is nothing better at least in my opinion. I work on the Ubuntu Doc Team and I love the way it handles Docbook XML with indentation, syntax highlighting, etc.
So here is my list of utilities I can’t live without when I’m booted into Windows. Do you have a list?