Standard applications

The systems come with a range of software aside from scientific programs - which are discussed separately. Here's a brief list of some you may find useful. All are installed by default unless otherwise noted.

  • Web browsers
    • Google Chrome
    • Firefox
  • Text editors
    • Emacs - old-school text editor
    • gEdit - the default GNOME text editor
    • nedit - old-school GUI editor
  • Programming
    • GCC compiler suite 8.11 - including gcc, g++, gfortran
    • Geany - lightweight IDE and programmer's editor
    • Meld - a diff/merge package which compares and shows differences between files
    • xxdiff - another program to compare files and directories
    • CLion - a C/C++ IDE - requires a student account to license. Installed on request.
    • PyCharm CE - a Python IDE. Installed on request.
  • Graphics
  • Office
  • Document preparation
    • LaTeX - LaTeX is a markup-based system for document preparation. It's very commonly used in scientific writing, for papers, PhD theses, and books. There are a range of environments which try to make using it more humane - we offer:
  • Media
    • VLC - can play about every media type in existence
    • ffmpeg - a media transcoder - very useful for making movies from a set of static images
1) We will make sure that LibreOffice for Windows is installed on the PC in the Seminar Room for project presentations, to minimise stress and errors!
public/teaching-linux-systems/general_applications.txt · Last modified: 2018/06/02 22:23 by Robert Ryans

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