Software Development

FileZilla for Linux

Back in the dark ages when i did all my dev work on a Windows machine, my FTP client of choice was FileZilla. It was one thing I missed in the Linux world. gFTP was ok, but sometimes flakey, and Konqueror did the job, but the layout was not as good as FileZilla.

So now the great news. Filezilla 3 is in beta not just for Windows, but also Linux. I am running 3.0.0-beta7, available in the Kubuntu Universe repository. So far smooth and reliable.

Software Development, Web

Essential Application List

I have seen a few list recently of essential applications people install on their PCs, so I thought I would put together my own list:
For web development

For Windows apps:

General Development:


  • Spybot
  • AVG
  • Zone Alarm


  • FileZilla
  • Mozilla Thunderbird
  • YAReg for dual booters needing to access Linux partitions
  • CDBurnerXP
  • 7-Zip
  • OpenOffice