This is about linux desktop issues (as opposed to server), and mainly deals with desktop-style configuration. See this post about shell and command-line utilities and environments. - See also ChromeOS - Apps, Config, Utilities for the companion article on ChromeOS.
Apps to try in the Future
- KdenLive, and maybe Pitivi, video editors
- Krita, painting tool
- Trimage, basis for the Optim app in OSX
- More stuff on this page to look at
Apps and Utilities Not Available on ChromeOS
But can be run on Linux... - Calibre - Google Cloud Print Connector for directly connected/sharing Samsung ML-1860 - Rhythmbox for connecting/managing music and the ipod shuffle - Epson Perfection V33 Scanner