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    • #197886
      Anonymous
      Guest

      just switched to Linux here, any essential softwares recommendations?

    • #197887
      Anonymous
      Guest

      neofetch so you can post in the desktop thread you tourist fuck

    • #197888
      Anonymous
      Guest

      brave browser

      • #197889
        Anonymous
        Guest

        desktop thread is for scrotes, im genuinely asking

        neofetch so you can post in the desktop thread you tourist fuck

        fuck off shill

        • #197950
          Anonymous
          Guest

          have a nice day scrote

        • #197953
          Anonymous
          Guest

          did you mix up who to reply to anon

          […]

          on my surface with fedora i have
          krita,vlc,libreoffice,xournal++,qbittorent,zoom,signal, and most of the stuff gnome ships with
          maybe get ffmpeg for converting but i dont know if it has a GUI version

      • #197949
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Don’t fall for the meme, brave just replaces 3rd party trackers with their own, even if you opt-out of the crypto advertisement thing.

        Unless you’re a pajeet or a 12yo coomer, you don’t need to trade your privacy for some worthless shitcoin.

        better stay away from that scummy company

    • #197890
      Anonymous
      Guest

      plasma-shell
      kate
      qbittorrent
      partitionmanager
      yay
      flameshot
      lutris
      mangohud
      Firefox
      simolescreenrecorder
      konsole
      dolphin – absolute must have. best file manager
      ark
      kdeconnect
      timeshift
      sddm
      breeze-gtk

    • #197891
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Windows 11

    • #197892
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Configure what ever your distro uses for a firewall. fail2ban if you enabled sshd. Flatpak (or snap if you are I to that sort of thing. A good terminal emulator. I like Tilix if you are a fellow GNOMie. Firefox and ungoogled Chromium for incompatible sites. Idk other cool shit you’re into. A good editor.

      • #197896
        Anonymous
        Guest

        >flatpak
        >snap
        Go back.

        • #197901
          Anonymous
          Guest

          Meh, I keep games stuff on Flatpak. Deal with it.

          • #197904
            Anonymous
            Guest

            Games on Flatpak? The fuck?

            • #197915
              Anonymous
              Guest

              Steam etc

              • #197922
                Anonymous
                Guest

                Why?

                • #197924
                  Anonymous
                  Guest

                  most games run fine with Steam Proton

                  unless you’re an addict to spyware games like Valorant

                  • #197926
                    Anonymous
                    Guest

                    No, I mean – why install Steam through flatpak? Why not just a normal binary?

                    • #197928
                      Anonymous
                      Guest

                      oh idk, maybe you enjoy sucking Tobias Bernard’s fat load down your throat every few days

                      • #197930
                        Anonymous
                        Guest

                        Elaborate.
                        Who is he and why should I care?

                    • #197934
                      Anonymous
                      Guest

                      Other replier isn’t me. It’s because I don’t wanna make my computer more of a toy than it has to be. I only manage work stuff in my nix config.

                    • #197956
                      Anonymous
                      Guest

                      Not him, but I think running pozzed apps (discord, steam, zoom etc.) through flatpak would be better than running them natively, without sandboxing. Am I wrong?

    • #197893
      Anonymous
      Guest

      sed

    • #197894
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Foliate for eBooks
      That’s literally the only program I use that isn’t available on Windows

    • #197895
      Anonymous
      Guest

      peek
      ahoviewer
      Dialect
      gitg
      imgbrdgrabber
      KDE Connect
      meld
      obsidian
      betterdiscord/spicetify
      wike
      netdata

    • #197897
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Autokey

      • #197902
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Autoblow

    • #197899
      Anonymous
      Guest
    • #197900
      Anonymous
      Guest

      gnome, dbus, pulseaudio, systemd, nvidia drivers, softwares written in rust…

    • #197903
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Windows

    • #197906
      Anonymous
      Guest

      unironically install windows 11

      as a nigerian

    • #197907
      Anonymous
      Guest

      vim
      GNU screen
      ffmpeg
      Mozilla Thunderbird
      Mozilla Firefox
      Konqi

    • #197908
      Anonymous
      Guest

      cmatrix

    • #197909
      Anonymous
      Guest

      A VM to run Windows so you can actually get shit done instead of spending two hours trying to install some esoteric peace of software.

    • #197911
      Anonymous
      Guest

      https://i.imgur.com/1JCND2e.gif

      ksnip – simple screenshot tool that’s very similar to the windows snipping tool
      OBS – good screen recorder/streamer
      KdenLive – nice and simple video editor
      GIMP/Krita – both are good options for image editors, although I think Krita is more for art
      Kate – Notepad++-like text editor
      youtube-dl – easy way to download YouTube videos

      Enjoy your OS

      • #197914
        Anonymous
        Guest

        >kate
        im using notepadqq atm guess I’ll check that out too

    • #197913
      Anonymous
      Guest

      GNOME (Firefox, gedit, Evince, etc)
      GNOME Tweaks
      mpv
      Librewolf
      Transmission
      Virtualbox (for windows vm)
      GIMP/Krita
      Calibre
      Drawing (flathub)
      rclone
      youtube-dl
      ffmpeg
      tlp

    • #197918
      Distrosurfer
      Guest

      pywal
      Zsh
      i3
      Cheat.sh or tldr or thefuck
      Depending on how new to linix you are

      • #197921
        Anonymous
        Guest

        why zsh?

        Download a rope and have a nice day

        you need to be at least 18 to post on this site? or maybe you’re just a scrote?

        • #197925
          Anonymous
          Guest

          DO NOT bother with any other shell than bash. If you are curious, try it.
          But do not consider it as a default option. It’s a meme that might seem cool at first but bash is the defacto standard and all scripts are made to work with it. It’s light, fast and it werks.

        • #197937
          Anonymous
          Guest

          I like the plugins there isn’t anything wrong with bash but I like zsh, autosuggestions/sudo/systemadmin plugins.
          My laptop is shit so I usually just use kmscon on a vt to SSH into my server for maintenance

    • #197919
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Download a rope and have a nice day

    • #197923
      Anonymous
      Guest

      learn tmux as soon as you can
      verification: k4d4x

      • #197927
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Either use konsole or terminator for a better experience.
        Use tmux as a last resort.

    • #197929
      Anonymous
      Guest

      gnome-mines is all you need

    • #197933
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Last time I used flatpak was on a Cinnamon machine and I wanted digiKam. I also installed gimp 2.10 as mint still had 2.8 at the time.
      Then I tried appimages and they both worked better. The gimp appimage had gmic and resynthesizer plugins which the flatpak missed.

      • #197935
        Anonymous
        Guest

        whats appimage actually? last time i used a software with .appimage extension it feels just like a portable software

        • #197936
          Anonymous
          Guest

          it’s the equivalent of an MSI or DMG file on MacOS more or less, though you can also choose to run it portibly like an EXE

        • #197941
          Anonymous
          Guest

          that’s exactly what it is, a portable binary file. instead of the software being installed to the system through the default package manager, or manually through a .deb/.rpm or whatever, and it relying on the dependencies being installed already. it’s a self-contained, portable package, with all the dependencies included, so you don’t have to worry about incompatibility, different versions, etc. can also be sandboxed from the rest of the system. this explains it in simple terms: https://appimage.org/

          it’s the equivalent of an MSI or DMG file on MacOS more or less, though you can also choose to run it portibly like an EXE

          it’s not the equivalent to an MSI or DMG. Those are installers. appimage is 100% portable, no installation ever. that’s how they even market it on the official site

          "Download an application, make it executable, and run! No need to install. No system libraries or system preferences are altered."

    • #197938
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Depending on what you distro you installed you may or may not have timeshift installed, if you dont have it installed do so and make a snapshot before you do a distro update.

    • #197939
      Anonymous
      Guest

      don’t fall for the emacs meme, use vim.

      • #197945
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Real chads use Nano

    • #197940
      Anonymous
      Guest

      >ctrl-f
      >poppler
      >no results
      fuck yourselves adobe shills

    • #197943
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Depends on what you want to do. Try everything that might look cool and pick your favorites. You have the power to choose. Relish the kid in a candy shop feelings while they last before UNIX cynicism sets in

    • #197946
      Anonymous
      Guest

      neovim
      that script that turns your terminal in the matrix
      cowsay
      mp3 player, also on terminal

      now you’re ready to post a screenshot of yet another unusable rice

    • #197947
      Anonymous
      Guest

      systemd

    • #197948
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Windows 10
      Windows 11 if you can’t live without GIMP

    • #197952
      Anonymous
      Guest

      nomacs
      speedcrunch
      fsearch

    • #197954
      Anonymous
      Guest

      alacritty
      irssi
      librewolf
      htop

    • #197955
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Never listen to LULZ recomendations
      Never reply to LULZ posters
      Never post neofetch or dotfiles

      • #197962
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Syncthing.

        >Never listen to LULZ recomendations
        I’m only able to provide for me and my mom because I listened to LULZ recommendations.

    • #197957
      Anonymous
      Guest

      https://i.imgur.com/EW4ki8c.gif

      depends what you’re looking for. Personally I prefer CLI’s for some tasks and GUI’s for others so mine is a bit of a mix.These are my usual go-to’s
      >youtube-dl
      >sxhkd (if you dont switch DE’s a lot just use whatever hotkey manager comes with yours)
      >rofi (dmenu works too if unavailable)
      >mpv (or it’s derivatives if you prefer graphical interfaces)
      >rxvt-unicode (use default terminal if you don’t care about ricing)
      >7zip
      >blender
      >gimp
      >clementine (I know it’s outdated as fuck, I just prefer the interface)
      >Palemoon, Ungoogled-Chromium, or librewolf. (Whichever of the three comes to mind first that day)

    • #197958
      Anonymous
      Guest

      What image viewer does typically the anons use in the desktop threads? Doesn’t have any title bars and is really clean.

      • #197960
        Anonymous
        Guest

        sxiv or imv

    • #197959
      Anonymous
      Guest

      >VLC for vids
      >Wine for vidya
      >Libre Office stuff
      >Librewolf

    • #197961
      Anonymous
      Guest

      flameshot for screenshots
      Xournal++ for pdfs
      vlc for media play
      Thunderbird for email
      telegram for messaging
      brave for browsing
      Simplescreenrecorder for screen recording
      kdeconnect to sync with your phone
      simplenote for notes taking
      Joplin for note taking while studying
      bitwarden to manage passwords
      paru to manage packages

    • #197963
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Kupfer. It’s an lightweight and fast app and file launcher. It’s in the repo, I think you install it by sudo apt install kupfer.

    • #197964
      Anonymous
      Guest

      >Microsoft™ Edge™ with ╬╝Block Origin
      >Windows™ Terminal
      >Powershell™
      >explorer.exe™
      >Steam™
      >Affinity Photo™
      >Mpv.NET™
      >Youtube-dl™
      >Gallery-dl™
      >GNU Emacs™
      >Visual Studio Code™
      >BleachBit™
      >Office 365™
      >Qbittorrent™
      >OBS Studio™
      >KeePassXC™
      >AutoHotKey™
      >PowerToys™
      >VeraCrypt™
      >Git™
      >VMware™
      >Dr. Racket™
      >Linux (wsl™)
      Just install the Microsoft™ Windows11/NT™ program in your Linux machine to use the best software.

    • #197965
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Most shit is built in to your system by default, just figure out the terminal and you’ll be pretty much set.
      All I really get on fresh installs:
      >literally any browser
      >geany for writing code
      >nano because vim is too much for my smooth brain

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