This thread is inspired byhttp://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=399319
The intent is to be a sticky thread at the top of the Linux area.
It is meant to be a one-stop shop and summary of links to apps, utilities, guides, research and reference that can be used for media-related activities under Linux.
The thread will be periodically updated, like the "Free Killer apps" version- whenever we feel like it
(i.e. have the time). Over the next weeks, months and years, it will grow and be re-organized, I'm certain.
Much of the software can be installed from Ubuntu in the Add/Remove Programs applet, or found in the Synaptic Repositories. If you can't find them there, often a download of a simple, small .deb file and double clicking it will install it in Ubuntu, and I presume any Debian based distro.
So, here goes:Installation and SetupUbuntu 6.1 to 7.04 Upgrade DiscussionUbuntu Myth GuideUbuntu Edgy MythTV Installation
How-to: Ubuntu Edgy and MythTV and Hauppauge PVR-150 by djloschEasy Ubuntu+MythTV Installation DiscussionUbuntu Edgy Myth Front/Back End GuideLinux Partitioning 101
Short guide into the wonderful world of Linux partitions.Application & Media player/codec InstallationSynaptic Package Manager tutorial
Simple Package management with Synaptic Package Manager in UbuntuDifferences between Add/Remove and Synaptic
Graphical interface for automating the installation of the most commonly requested applications in some Debian based distributions like UbuntuOptimizationReduce your Linux memory footprintSpeed up Linux Boot timeInstall Knoppix on USB pen driveCustomizationEdit Ubuntu Context menus
Change/add right click menu options in UbuntuBenchmark TestingVistas/XP/Ubuntu Test results30 Days with UbuntuOperating System Technical Reference:Linux kernal dataLinux Timeline/ Geneology
Exellent visual guide to Linux distro pedigreeSoftware Lists, Tables and Directories:"Essential" software
Ubuntu base software load suggestions, 2006Table of Equivalent Software
Linux <-> Windows equivalents listList of Windows equivalent apps in Linux
What word processor can I use in linux or what sound editing app?Osalt.com
Find open source software alternatives to well-known commercial softwareLinux/Windows software equivalents
The table of equivalents / replacements / analogs of Windows software in LinuxWIndows to Linux equivalents
New to Linux? Need a program?Graphics EditorsGIMP
PhotoShop-like bitmap editor/paintGimpshop
Make Gimp look and feel like PhotoShopPicture Viewers/SlideshowXNview
An efficient multimedia viewer, browser and converter.GQview
Image browser that features single click access to view images and move around the directory tree.GwenView
Fast and easy to use image viewerBrowsersFirefox
The cross platform standardFirefox plug-in repository
Use the Search to find Firefox add-ons20 "Best" Firefox plug-ins
Computerworld's List- WARNING- pop-upsBest Firefox plug-ins Discussion
Discussion with more suggestionsFearless BrowserFile Managers:Endeavour Mark II
Total Commander style file managerX File Explorer
MS-Explorer or Commander like file manager for X.Media Authoring GuidesTovid DVD Author guide
HOWTO: Make DVD Videos Using Tovid: The Video Disc Authoring SuiteFLV conversion
Convert YouTube FLV Videos to MPG or AVIAuthor DVD with qDVD
How to make DVDs with Menus using Q DVD AuthorNotebook OptionsSystem 76AcerDRM issuesCan You Trust Your Computer?