@theafterman
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Great list. Props for including Jellyfin. Also, I use DuckDuckGo for searching. Is it any better to switch to Startpage or self host a Searx instance?

@SirLotsaLocks
creator
210M

I hd to dump a lot of streaming services so I setup a jellyfin server and it’s really amazing. I’ve never had a piece of software that amazed me as much as jellyfin did (it helped that I never did self hosted streaming before).

@theafterman
410M

You started with the best imo. My experience with Plex is awful in every aspect, and Emby was ok for a while until I found Jellyfin. FOSS 4 Life. It’s worth mentioning I was subscribed to both services.

@SirLotsaLocks
creator
210M

Thats great to hear, I’m glad I dodged a bullet.

Dessalines
admin
110M

I think both startpage and ddg have problems now, but searx instances get blocked so often too. No good solution yet. :frowning face:

@theafterman
310M

I just found out about Searx instances being blocked. A shame really. I was thinking about self hosting a Searx instance after the shady DDG URLs issue.

@ajz
210M

There is still lots of Searx instances not blocked: http://searx.space/ And my private Searx instance is still fine as well, so why not start self-hosting it and enjoy ?

@developred
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Dessalines
admin
210M

I haven’t yet.

@sparky8251
29M

As one of the longest active contributors to Jellyfin, I’m really glad to see it being so well loved here on Lemmy.

Starting to not really like moderating reddit myself, so I’m starting to look around ;)

Dessalines
admin
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Hey that’s great! Jellyfin is one of the best OSS projects around.

@yogthos
910M

a few that come to mind would be

  • Audacity
  • Bitwarden
  • Blender
  • Krita
  • NextCloud
  • VLC

Best in class open source programs that I use daily:

Firefox/chromium

Ublock origin

Linux

Curl (is there even a proprietary alternative)

Ssh / mosh / bastion

gcc/clang (over Microsoft’s) / most other language toolinh and compilers (often with no proprietary competitors)

Android, marginally

Package managers (e.g. apt)

I3 (or your tiling window manager of choice, non tiling window managers typically aren’t better than proprietary ones)

I think that’s a reasonable complete list of the things I use regularly. There are lots of other open source programs of course, but there is typically an equal (or better) proprietary alternative (that might only run on a different os)

@wraptile
banned
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Some that people hadn’t mentioned yet:

  • Taskwarrior - by far the best todo list manager I could find.
  • Miniflux and Tiny Rss - self hosted rss aggregators. Seriously how something like Feedly expects me to drop like something like 200$ a year for such unusable front-end that is getting beaten by single developer projects lol

And of course I think Vim is by far the best example of this - best editor experience by far. I can’t believe that there are still new editors coming out that make you use arrow keys, yeah just let me move to this other side of my keyboard to click one key every once in a while. What do you think I am? an octopus?

@oriond
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Blender

Python

Matrix

@andycuccaro
310M

I think it depends. “Better” is very subjective, and sometimes an apps does some stuff better and some stuff worse than their competitor.

@SirLotsaLocks
creator
210M

good point, I changed the title to account for that

@andycuccaro
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Answering your question: VLC for multimedia, qBittorrent for torrenting, Krita is better than Photoshop for painting, but it isn’t the best image editor (although is really good). Blender is “jack of all trades, master of none” case, where it’s not the best at anything, but is very good at everything.

Edit: I forgot to mention Handbrake, which is basically a frontend for ffmpeg, but is really good.

@ajz
210M

VLC, awesome multi-platform app, rocks for a broad audience.

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