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What are your 'must have applications/software'?
« on: March 28, 2020, 10:14:37 am »
I searched this sub and I saw a post that was about a year and figured maybe it is appropriate to get a more current consensus on the topic.

Used Linux way back when. Was my main OS for a period of time. Then I switched back to Windows. However, I've recently began using Linux again as my daily driver OS.  free netflix tech news android 9


What do you consider must have applications? Aside from the apps that come w/ the distro I use, I've installed Anacona, VS Code, Atom, and Sublime on my box software.

What software do you download/install immediately after setting up your workstation?

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Re: What are your 'must have applications/software'?
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2020, 10:37:32 am »
Hello Bryson - and welcome to the Forum.

Everyone has their own particular favourite applications and you appear to be heavily into text editing.

Over the years I have accumulated quite a variety of useful applications:
Nero - like the original Nautilus file manager but better now that Nautilus has been "improved".
ImageMagick - for every conceivable image manipulation via the command line.
Pinta - a simple but powerful GUI image editor.
Audacity - for sound recording & manipulation.
Pulse Audio - for managing sources of audio. 
VLC - media player.
Gparted - partition manager.
HPLIP - HP printer manager, for HP users.
etc.....
For general text/spreadsheets I find the built-in LibreOffice is perfectly adequate. 

To some extent ones choice may be limited by Linux version.  What do you use? 

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Re: What are your 'must have applications/software'?
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2020, 11:20:18 am »
PCLinuxOS comes with a good bundle of stuff, but I add
PaleMoon browser
Claws-Mail
OpenOffice — LibreOffice Writer doesn't work well with a portrait-mode monitor. How stupid is that?
Gnucash
Inkscape
Fontforge
Pysol — my only game!
Wine — for just two programs: Morinus astrology and a QL emulator to run some old custom software
clearlooks-phoenix theme — I can't stand the "modern" ones, dark and gloomy with skinny sliders!

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Re: What are your 'must have applications/software'?
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2020, 01:42:24 pm »
David,
This might be a daft question, but...is your monitor set permanently (physically) in portrait mode?  Or is it rotatable?
The reason I ask is that one can rotate the stuff displayed on screen to match ones screen orientation. 

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Re: What are your 'must have applications/software'?
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2020, 03:40:38 pm »
No, it is rotatable and obviously I can alter the display. But the whole point of portrait mode is for word-processing, so a word-processor which is a pain to use in that mode (and which seems to have been designed for wide-screen) strikes me as stupid. A lot of today's design seems to divorced from practicality, like the theme with ultra-narrow sliders that I mentioned. Luckily, with Linux there's always a choice — long live Apache Open Office!

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Re: What are your 'must have applications/software'?
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2020, 02:51:10 am »
Deadbeef - simple nice audio player and this yad Internet Radio app Yradio
http://45.33.15.200/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=112858&sid=c0e24c5d25ee0d6ea4b4f0b6b40b5223

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Re: What are your 'must have applications/software'?
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2020, 06:44:37 am »
Because I'm old school, the first addition to my PeppermintOS install is always Seamonkey, current latest release 2.53.2 beta 1

 ... https://www.seamonkey-project.org/
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Re: What are your 'must have applications/software'?
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2020, 08:01:03 am »
Because I'm old school, the first addition to my PeppermintOS install is always Seamonkey, current latest release 2.53.2 beta 1

 ... https://www.seamonkey-project.org/



Yep long time user of the Monkey here too.

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Re: What are your 'must have applications/software'?
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2020, 06:08:47 pm »
Conky and Conky Manager are some of the first few apps that I install, other than apps that have already been mentioned here.

Also Dropbox for cloud storage and gPodder as a podcatcher. Am I the only person here who listens to podcasts?

 


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