What is your favorite open source software?

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Ephera
1510M

Firefox. Wouldn’t want to use the internet without it. Probably wouldn’t be using this webpage without it.

firefox is so underrated, it’s literally the only browser that isn’t google that is actually viable (sorry otter)

@abbystraaalt
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10M

linux :3

@nxlemmy
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10M

Bitwarden - A password manager

Lemmy, mpv, Firefox, Manjaro (GNU/Linux), NewPipe, OBS, Rufus, Alacritty, RPCS3, Lutris…

@jwinnie
510M

Manjaro

Aged like milk :)

@Cloak
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creator
410M

Love obs, firefox, and manjaro!

@stevo
1010M

VLC Media Player - Fast, reliable program that works across all operating systems. Many media players can’t play certain types of files, but VLC always works. For years its always worked. They could have stopped maintaining it, or sold out and put ads in it, or changed vision and created something different out of it.

@racoon
410M

VLC media player has gifted me with more than 1 week of lifetime already. Before discovering VLC, I had to download divx drivers for each movie file. That involved mindlessly surfing. VLC just works and has everything. It’s so amazing

@AlexMV12
910M

Nobody cited Miniflux, a very good self-hosted RSS aggregator with web UI.

@Cloak
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creator
310M

Awesome!

@ray
210M

Thanks for the recommendation I just tried it out and it’s pretty nice. It’s much faster than the one I was using but could use some polish with things like navigating back when in the unread view.

@Cloak
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creator
910M

For me, blender

@andycuccaro
210M

Same for me. It’s given me some jobs (not a steady one yet ) and it’s amazing how light, and feature filled it is at the same time. I just had to install After Effects recently (after not using it for about a year) and holy moly, it’s 2.5 GB of bloat. AE is pretty great, but it’s not 2.5-GB-and-still-slow great. and I can do almost the same job with Blender, so there’s that.

Sam
910M
  1. Matrix/Synapse/Element/Riot/Vector
  2. Mastodon (tied with pleroma)
  3. Lemmy
@racoon
410M

Self hosted Matrix/S/E/R/V?___

@Azkulbel
810M

F-Droid , NewPipe , Ublock Origin , piHole

@big
810M
  • zettlr - markdown word processor for desktop
  • JellyFin - plex/emby open alternative for media streaming from a private server
@fungo
810M

1.Fdroid 2.Nextcloud 3.Matrix/Element

@techbolt
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  1. Tiddlywiki - I use it everyday and it is the most useful tool at a personal level.
  2. Invoiceninja- aver well rounded solution and a very responsive team
  3. Plantuml - another tool I use fairly regularly and it saves tons if time.
  4. Nextcloud - am sure this needs nointroduction :)
@oriond
810M

FreeCAD

In effort to pick things not already mentioned here, Stellarium and Darktable.

@null_radix
710M

guix, mpd, alacritty, chromeium

@avalos
710M

Emacs, Fossil, Concourse, SearX, WireGuard, Mastodon, Element, Firefox (except for Mozilla and Pocket bullshit), CHICKEN Scheme, Docker, etc.

@Cloak
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creator
210M

Docker is awesome! so is mastodon and element :)

@ster
710M

Git has to be up there

@Cloak
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110M

Git is love, git is life

Dessalines
admin
110M

Ok its done.

@Jae
610M

Small list:

  • Xterm - Terminal emulator
  • Xmonad - Window Manager
  • Doas - A lighter sudo replacement
  • Linux - The thing that powers everything
  • NewsBoat - Command-line RSS news reader
  • Vi Mproved - Text & code editor
@ajz
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10M

Thanks for mentioning Doas. I thought it was exclusively for OpenBSD, but I see that there is an Arch Linux package for it. https://www.archlinux.org/packages/community/x86_64/opendoas/

@Jae
310M

I like it, it is much faster on my laptop than plain old sudo.
I have some more in my dotfiles repo :)

@ajz
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10M

I like it, it is much faster on my laptop than plain old sudo.

Interesting. And I can imagine that Doas is more secure than sudo.

I have some more in my dotfiles repo :)

Nice!

@Cloak
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210M

Good old linux

For quality programs I’d say blender vlc and obs. They are so good that normal people use them because they are good instead of using them as a foss alternative to a better proprietary option.

@Cloak
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210M

Compleatly agree!

@tho
610M

ncdu is brilliant

@Doug
510M

Linux, and all the random software that allows compatibility with my GAMER mouse, keyboard, and laptop. It’s amazing I can use Linux with out worry that my peripherals will not work!

@sphinxc0re
510M

Godot. It’s a great game engine.

@Cloak
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210M

Love godot!

@wraptile
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10M

Libre software I love and use daily:

  • Qutebrowser: a keyboard driven, hackable (python) web-browser — it’s brilliant!
  • Darktable: brilliant photo workflow suite.
  • Qtile: hackable (python) window manager.
  • Xonsh: full python terminal emulator.
  • Ranger: keyboard-driven file system navigator.
  • Rofi: pop up window switcher/launcher also extended as many different pop-up slectors like: emoji picker (rofimoji) and clipboard history picker (greenclip).
  • pqiv: really powerful, customizable and beautiful image viewer.

Love qutebrowser. I installed it just to see what it was like and now it is my main browser.

@uiizi
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@racoon
510M

Nextcloud

@Scotty
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Lemmy — Reddit alternative

LibreOffice Writer — 100% FOSS document writing software

OsmAnd — Android client for OpenStreetMap

F-Droid — Android application store with only FOSS apps

Bitwarden — FOSS password management

c/signalapp messenger

AndOTP — 2fa

@Kamui
410M

Hmm NewPipe is great for watching youtube vids on Android. I also like Red Moon to prevent eyestrain and reduce blue light. Oh and Scarlet Notes FD is great for lists and stuff. All of these are available on the F-Droid app.

The list is pretty long so I will limit myself.

On my phone the apps that I use the most are FairEmail and Bromite.

On my computer I use Qutebrowser , beets and Strawberry.

@blaha
410M

Home Assistant

@jwinnie
310M

GNU, Linux, Python, KDE, Firefox

VLC

The guy who lead the dev team was offered millions for the right to the software, he declined it and made it open source. A true hero to us all

@Cloak
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210M

Thats crazy!

@joule
210M

Magic Wormhole - command-line tool to send files between computers

@uipitino
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@resynth1943
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@Cloak
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410M

Omg how could I forget about Wikimedia? Elemnt, and Masdoon are both awesome too!

@Echedenyan
210M

I think you meant MediaWiki and not Wikimedia. Wikimedia is a full organization which involves some projects (Wikipedia) and uses MediaWiki as main software for it.

@resynth1943
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@uiizi
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@ufrafecy
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