Chapter 15 Desktop Applications
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DragonFly can run a wide variety of desktop applications, such as browsers and word processors. Most of these are available as packages or can be automatically built from the ports collection. Many new users expect to find these kinds of applications on their desktop. This chapter will show you how to install some popular desktop applications effortlessly, either from their packages or from the ports collection.
Note that when installing programs from the ports, they are compiled from source. This can take a very long time, depending on what you are compiling and the processing power of your machine(s). If building from source takes a prohibitively long amount of time for you, you can install most of the programs of the ports collection from pre-built packages.
Here are the categories covered by this chapter:
Browsers (such as Mozilla , Netscape® , Opera )
Productivity (such as KOffice , AbiWord , The GIMP , OpenOffice.org )
Document Viewers (such as Acrobat Reader® , gv , Xpdf , GQview )
Finance (such as GnuCash , Gnumeric , Abacus )