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=== Desktop Managers ===
 * DebianPkg:lxde: Very lightweight desktop manager with good interface and features.
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 * [[Skype]]: ''Non-free'' Available and runs well. Download and install manually.

=== Office Work ===
 * DebianPkg:gnumeric: Lightweight spreadsheet software which does most of the more common functions well and will cope with many formats of spreadsheet files. Depending on your system it may need a few of gnome's libs.
 * DebianPkg:LibreOffice: The replacement for OpenOffice and seems to be not too big in it's basic form.
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 * DebianPkg:icedove: Mailclient based on the mozilla model firebird.
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=== Games ===
 * DebianPkg:frozenbubble: lightweight game of shoot the bubbles.
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 * DebianPkg:virtualbox: runs ok for small virtual machines using minimal X. Most eeepc's have 1Gb RAM, but if that is extended the virtualisation improves dramatically.  * DebianPkg:virtualbox: runs ok for small virtual machines not using X or at least minimal X. Most eeepc's have 1Gb RAM, but if that is extended the virtualisation improves dramatically.

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Productivity

An overview of packages that fit the properties of the Eee PC. Packages should be lightweight, due to the limited capabilities of the Eee PC’s hardware; and also should be easily navigable without a mouse, due to the restrictions imposed on some by the trackpad.

Applications

Desktop Managers

  • lxde: Very lightweight desktop manager with good interface and features.

PDF Viewers

  • xpdf: Lightweight and has a nice fullscreen mode with zoom.

  • epdfview: Lightweight pdf viewer based on popular libs

Word Processors

  • abiword: A perfect fit for the Eee PC, it’s lightweight and lets you edit and save some standard formats (.doc, .rtf, .pdf,...) no .odt though unless you install the plugins (~10MB).

  • scite: Lighter-weight than abi-word. Scite is a GTK-based Programming Editor, tabbed and feature-ful.

Web browsers

  • iceweasel: Debian’s version of Firefox, the same in all but branding due to licensing issues. Very configurable for the small screen. Recommended is the backport of iceweasel.

  • netsurf: Small, but modern webbrowser in development. No tabs yet though.

  • links2: Lightweight Webbrowser with text-mode, SVGA and X support. No CSS support.

  • Opera: Non-free, efficient webbrowser with full-screen mode, needs less disk space than Iceweasel/Firefox, etc. but is faster and more featureful (if you don’t count addons).

  • iceweasel-vimperator: Iceweasel plugin that gives Iceweasel vim-like keybindings and removes most GUI functions.

  • lynx: Lightweight text-based web browser.

  • chromium: is debian's version of Google's Chrome and works well in the eeepc.

Chatting

  • ayttm: Lightweight multi-use client.

  • irssi: Light text only IRC client. Very extensible and scriptable.

  • linphone: VoIP video-phone. Like skype, but open-source. Free calls to other users, or create an account and pay for calls to house and mobile phones worldwide.

  • bitlbee: added to irssi or other irc client this will connect to most messengers, icq, fb, etc.

  • ?Skype: Non-free Available and runs well. Download and install manually.

Office Work

  • gnumeric: Lightweight spreadsheet software which does most of the more common functions well and will cope with many formats of spreadsheet files. Depending on your system it may need a few of gnome's libs.

  • LibreOffice: The replacement for OpenOffice and seems to be not too big in it's basic form.

Mail/News Aggregators

  • mutt: Powerful, customizable e-mail client. Feature-rich, lightweight, and runs in a CLI. Quite lightweight.

  • rsstail: Very minimalist RSS aggregator. Acts pretty much like tail for RSS feeds.

  • nrss: Ncurses RSS feed aggregator. Single pane design, fast, and lightweight.

  • newsbeuter: Another CLI rss aggregator. Similar keybindings to mutt. Easy to navigate through quickly only using a keyboard.

  • canto: Flexible ncurses Atom/RSS newsreader for the console with great usability.

  • icedove: Mailclient based on the mozilla model firebird.

Map Applications

  • foxtrotgps: lightweight and fast map and gps application, keyboard shortcuts, made for small screens, offline map use of openstreetmap, openaerialmap, maps-for-free.

Screen Shots

Download & Torrent

Games

Misc.

  • virtualbox: runs ok for small virtual machines not using X or at least minimal X. Most eeepc's have 1Gb RAM, but if that is extended the virtualisation improves dramatically.