I had some problems with the "server not found" error and login doesn't exist error. I finally got this to work by using:
$ ncpmount -S SERVER -A server.fqdn.edu -U user.ou.ou.tree mnt/point
I had to use the -A option which had the fully qualified domain name of the server (an IP address might work) as well as my fully qualified username complete with ous and the tree.
The Gimp, or GNU Image Manipulation Program, is an excellent, free image editing software package for Linux, and Windows. As far as I can tell, it does everything the big name programs do, except allow the creation of shapes. Coming from Fireworks, it was tough to get used to. But you can create vectors and areas, and then fill them. While I am not a professional, I did create this graphic using The Gimp.
A must have tool for web developers is Quanta Plus, a multi-purpose development tool. It supports code highlighting for many languages and applications, FTP, projects, plugins and much more. To be honest, I have barely scratched the surface of it's capability. Half the time, it is easier to open a document in Kate and edit it. Kate is the notepad of Linux, but on steroids.
Kopete is a multi-network, multi-account instant messenger client for use with Linux systems. I run Kubuntu Fiesty Fawn and use this exclusively. I have two msn accounts, a yahoo account and an AIM account. Kopete supports 11 IM clients out of the box.
GnuCash Financial Management is a free, open source alternative to highly priced commercial accounting software.
GnuCash provides the tools necessary for personal and business financial management. GnuCash includes everything found in commercial software costing hundreds of dollars including the double entry accounting method, customizable reports, invoices and customer management, job management, budgeting and much more.