What is your favorite open source software?

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Ephera
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151Y

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

@SirLotsaLocks
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101Y

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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linux :3

@nxlemmy
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Bitwarden - A password manager

IngrownMink4
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111Y

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

@jwinnie
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51Y

Manjaro

Aged like milk :)

Evan
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41Y

Love obs, firefox, and manjaro!

@stevo
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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
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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
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91Y

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

Evan
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31Y

Awesome!

@ray
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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.

Evan
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91Y

For me, blender

@andycuccaro
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21Y

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
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81Y

F-Droid , NewPipe , Ublock Origin , piHole

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

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
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81Y

FreeCAD

@PorkrollPosadist
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81Y

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

@null_radix
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71Y

guix, mpd, alacritty, chromeium

@avalos
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71Y

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

Evan
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21Y

Docker is awesome! so is mastodon and element :)

@ster
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71Y

Git has to be up there

Evan
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11Y

Git is love, git is life

Dessalines
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11Y

Ok its done.

@Jae
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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
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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
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31Y

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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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!

Evan
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21Y

Good old linux

@SirLotsaLocks
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61Y

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.

Evan
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21Y

Compleatly agree!

@tho
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61Y

ncdu is brilliant

@Doug
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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
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51Y

Godot. It’s a great game engine.

Evan
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21Y

Love godot!

@wraptile
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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.
jacques malchance
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31Y

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
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51Y

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
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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.

jacques malchance
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41Y

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
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41Y

Home Assistant

@jwinnie
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31Y

GNU, Linux, Python, KDE, Firefox

@joule
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31Y

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

@geopoliticssuck
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21Y

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

Evan
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21Y

Thats crazy!

@Echedenyan
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@uipitino
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@resynth1943
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Evan
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51Y

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

@Echedenyan
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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
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41Y

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

@resynth1943
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@uiizi
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@ufrafecy
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