With PC-BSD 1.5 on the horizon, think 1.5RC2 is out last I checked the mailing lists.
I’ve been working on compiling a list of software. Largley because I can remember an update some time in the past that essentially removed /usr/local/*, it said it would remove all the ports but not the entire directory tree!!!
So needless to say, just in case I prep before hand hehe.
Here is my list so far
/bin/sh and friends
Qt (as many bindings as possible)
GTK+ (as many bindings as possible)
battle for wesnoth
xgalaga or chromium b.s.u.
doom / quake
xv or kview # i.e. any thing light and fast for many formats
Thunderbird or KMail or Sylpheed
Kopete or Pigen or *better* program of same genre.
Download manager, command line + gui (kget/wxdfast?)
ftp (command line client)
cdrtools + k3b
Omni-Purpose file viewer would be nice! -- Okular (and a few more fmts)
Full LaTeX suite of tools and outputs utilities
Spreadsheet (no preference other then xls/ods support + fair speed)
Window Maker (currently) + Docker + WMClock
Decent terminal emulator that supports transparency on any WM.
My laptop is really the one computer that I have that is special to me. My darling Dixie has arguably been a live saver without it I’d never get any work done in this place :
It’s bad enough I’m usually awake until 0400-0500 local, at least work doesn’t start until the afternoon on Mondays…
The list is fairly short considering that my laptop functions as my central system. Just programs for working with data really, text processing, images, etc. A few programs for audio/video and a couple of games to kill time. Most of the stuff filed under Internet is communications based, konvi for IRC and a decent multi-protocol instant messenger so I can be on AIM & M$N simultaneously, not to mention the YIM and ICQ accounts I have should I ever find a use for it.
I’m 100% Webmail based so I don’t really need a local MUA but I like to have one handy for the sake of emegency. After the flash drive snapped in two I gave up on Netscape mail based stuff (like Thunderbird) and had to switch to webmail. The only other decent alternative is to run it off my file server and I tried that. It kind of sucks to deal with multimedia attachments and html e-mail via ssh !
Hmm, time to see what work needs to be done for the night.
Thank GOD work doesn’t start at the crack of dawn… hehe