What is your favorite open source software?

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Ephera
151Y

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
12
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1Y

linux :3

@nxlemmy
11
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1Y

Bitwarden - A password manager

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

@jwinnie
51Y

Manjaro

Aged like milk :)

@Cloak
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creator
41Y

Love obs, firefox, and manjaro!

@stevo
101Y

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
41Y

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
91Y

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

@Cloak
mod
creator
31Y

Awesome!

@ray
21Y

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
mod
creator
91Y

For me, blender

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.

@Azkulbel
81Y

F-Droid , NewPipe , Ublock Origin , piHole

@big
81Y
  • zettlr - markdown word processor for desktop
  • JellyFin - plex/emby open alternative for media streaming from a private server
@fungo
81Y

1.Fdroid 2.Nextcloud 3.Matrix/Element

@techbolt
8
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1Y
  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
81Y

FreeCAD

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

@null_radix
71Y

guix, mpd, alacritty, chromeium

@avalos
71Y

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

@Cloak
mod
creator
21Y

Docker is awesome! so is mastodon and element :)

@ster
71Y

Git has to be up there

@Cloak
mod
creator
11Y

Git is love, git is life

Dessalines
admin
11Y

Ok its done.

@Jae
61Y

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
4
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1Y

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
31Y

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

@ajz
2
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1Y

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
mod
creator
21Y

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
mod
creator
21Y

Compleatly agree!

@tho
61Y

ncdu is brilliant

@Doug
51Y

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
51Y

Godot. It’s a great game engine.

@Cloak
mod
creator
21Y

Love godot!

@wraptile
banned
5
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1Y

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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10M

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@racoon
51Y

Nextcloud

@Scotty
4
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1Y

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
41Y

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
41Y

Home Assistant

@jwinnie
31Y

GNU, Linux, Python, KDE, Firefox

@joule
31Y

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

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
mod
creator
21Y

Thats crazy!

@uipitino
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3M

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@resynth1943
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5M

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@Cloak
mod
creator
51Y

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

@Echedenyan
21Y

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.

@pavot
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@racoon
41Y

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

@resynth1943
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5M

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@uiizi
5
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10M

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@ufrafecy
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2M

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