I’m going to take this series on supported Automatix replacements one “section” at a time. If I spread it our per single application we’d be here forever. So, starting with the Automatix – Feisty list I’ve started with the first section, “Burning and Ripping” and here are supported alternatives to the same.
These lists apply to Feisty and above.
Burning and Ripping
- Brasero (Advanced and user-friendly CD burning tool for Gnome) : requires universe
sudo aptitude install brasero (or Applications > Add / Remove > "Search" Brasero)
- Gnomebaker (The best GTK2 CD/DVD burning software) : requires universe
sudo aptitude install gnomebaker (or Applications > Add / Remove > "Search" Gnomebaker)
- k9copy (KDE based DVD backup software) : requires multiverse
sudo aptitude install k9copy (or Applications > Add / Remove > "Search" k9copy)
- StreamTuner and StreamRipper (Internet Radio Client & Ripper) : requires universe
sudo aptitude install streamtuner streamripper (or Applications > Add / Remove > "Search" streamtuner, streamripper)
- DVD Ripper (a GTK based DVD ripping software) : requires multiverse
sudo aptitude install dvdrip (or Applications > Add / Remove > "Search" dvdrip)
- xDVDShrink (create fair-use archival copies of DVD) : requires manual-installation
This application is no longer in development. It is suggested to use k9copy (above).
Feisty was a definite improvement and lessened much of the appeal on Automatix. The above list, again coming directly from the Automatix page, are all directly available via the Ubuntu repositories. Some are packaged by and limited to support by the community, but still supported nonetheless. Tomorrow I will try and tackle “Chat Clients”.