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#26 2016-05-17 12:47:33

demifiend
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From: Harrisburg, PA
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Re: Essential Apps

I've come to find rxvt-unicode-256colors + tmux preferable to Terminator. It's probably irrational, but if I were consistently rational I'd write bodice-rippers under a feminine alias instead of sci-fi under my own name.

The rest of these are command line apps. You might have heard of these. I've been trying to simplify my computing life by selecting tools that I could use on any machine capable of running Linux and managing configurations with git and GNU stow.

vim
dictd/dict
aspell
aiksaurus
moc
weatherapp
gcal
concalc
mutt
w3m
offlineimap
msmtp
pandoc
ranger
taskwarrior

What I've decided is that I don't ever want to be in a position where I must buy a new computer. I think there are plenty of perfectly good computers that can be bought used at very reasonable prices and put back to work with the right software.

Last edited by demifiend (2016-05-17 12:48:23)


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#27 2016-05-18 06:15:38

ohnonot
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Re: Essential Apps

^ you have an interesting concept of what is rational and what is irrational!

i find matured software coded in C more rational than a clunky python blob.
i do not hate terminator per se, i just find it rather heavy.
maybe because of this:

demifiend wrote:

What I've decided is that I don't ever want to be in a position where I must buy a new computer. I think there are plenty of perfectly good computers that can be bought used at very reasonable prices and put back to work with the right software.

word.


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#28 2016-05-18 07:46:59

demifiend
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Re: Essential Apps

ohnonot wrote:

^ you have an interesting concept of what is rational and what is irrational!

Man, you have no idea. smile

ohnonot wrote:

i find matured software coded in C more rational than a clunky python blob.

I'm not going to argue C vs Python, but I'd rather use software that's been around a long time and had most of the kinks worked out. Isn't new for new's sake part of the problem?

ohnonot wrote:

i do not hate terminator per se, i just find it rather heavy.

I don't think I've had trouble with insufficient memory since RAM got cheap enough that even shitty machines have at least 4GB, but the thing with Terminator is that it requires X. If I learn tmux instead, I can use it over SSH. Or, I can decide that I don't want antialiased fonts and dispense with X altogether. smile


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#29 2016-05-18 14:21:07

jalexander9
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Registered: 2015-11-08
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Re: Essential Apps

If you are tired and frustrated with brasero or xfburn not writing your CD or DVD, then I would suggest using a GNU/Linux CLI tool named xorriso. Sure you actually have to read the manual, but it will work if used correctly..:)

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#30 2016-05-30 23:18:40

SejmL
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From: Sweden
Registered: 2015-11-15
Posts: 41

Re: Essential Apps

cmus - terminal music player
HoN - best moba game smile
Quassel - IRC

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#31 2016-05-31 20:06:50

brontosaurusrex
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Registered: 2015-09-29
Posts: 2,435
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Re: Essential Apps

In no particular order
................................
bash
tmux
urxvt
ffmpeg (with x264)
rtorrent
minidlna
ssh client/server
firefox
blender
sheepit service (java)
geany
vim
mpv

Last edited by brontosaurusrex (2016-06-04 07:44:40)

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#32 2016-06-01 12:39:23

redcollective
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From: The Wilds
Registered: 2015-09-29
Posts: 111

Re: Essential Apps

ceni  - network config - anyone else using it?

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#33 2016-06-02 09:21:57

Snap
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Registered: 2015-10-02
Posts: 465

Re: Essential Apps

Always

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#34 2016-06-03 10:57:26

dhalgren
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Registered: 2015-10-01
Posts: 101

Re: Essential Apps

hmm... LaTeX and LyX, for the production of beautiful documents and print ready PDFs.
That's about all I do these days.

And, just bye the bye, Lyx 2.2.0 is really rather marvellously better than the 2.1.x release.

Also Textmaker (Softmaker Office), because it has significantly less clutter and unwanted nonsense than LibreOffice, and is more functional than Abiword.

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#35 2021-11-26 16:47:03

nandi
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Registered: 2021-07-16
Posts: 14

Re: Essential Apps

gtk-pipe-viewer

The best Gui YouTube viewer/downloader ever

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