Applications on the Companion CD-ROMs

Applications on the Companion CD-ROMs

Table 10-1 shows a selected set of Linux applications on the CD-ROMs, organized by category.

Table 10-1: Linux Applications on the CD-ROMs




GNU Emacs, vim, GUI text editors, KDE Binary Editor

GUI Desktops


Office Tools Writer, Calc, Impress, Draw, Math, calendars, calculators, spelling checker, Dictionary


GNU bc, gzip, Midnight Commander, patch, GnuPG (GNU Privacy Guard)


X Multimedia System (XMMS), CD players, gtkam, xsane

Graphics and ImageMagick, dia, netpbm

The GIMP, xfig, gnuplot, ghostscript, kghostview, image manipulation


mtools, wine

System Administration

User Manager, Printer Configuration, Network Configuration, Disk Management, Date/Time Properties, System Monitor, Gnome RPM, Nautilus, redhat-config utilities


Ximian Evolution, INN, gaim, pine, pppd, rdist, sendmail, xchat, Telnet, FTP, SSH, Mozilla, Internet Configuration Wizard, Apache Configuration, Bind Configuration, Firewall configuration

Serial communications

minicom, xminicom


PostgreSQL, MySQL


Bison, flex, Gawk, GCC, GCJ, Perl, Python, RCS, CVS, Tcl/Tk, yacc

Text formatting

groff, TeX, docbook2dvi, docbook2html, docbook2man, docbook2ps, docbook2rtf, docbook2tex, docbook2texi, docbook2txt, docbook2pdf


GNU Chess, chromium, Maelstrom, Mahjongg, Reversi, GNOME Mines, FreeCell, GNOME Robots, KBackgammon, AisleRiot, and many more

This list is by no means comprehensive. The Red Hat Linux distribution comes with a plethora of standard GNU utilities not shown in the list.

This chapter provides a brief summary of a smaller subset of these applications. In particular, you learn about some of the programs not covered in earlier chapters. Some applications, such as GNU Emacs and vi, are covered in detail elsewhere in the book. Also, entire categories of important applications, such as Internet applications, are covered in great detail in individual chapters within the book.

Quite a few of the listed applications are automatically installed during the Red Hat Linux installation process. Other applications have to be installed from one of the companion CD-ROMs.

You can start many of these applications from the GNOME or KDE desktop. The Main Menu button of each desktop provides a series of menus from which you can select the applications.