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jeremy 03-04-2019 10:29 AM

Which software do you install immediately after setting up a new Linux desktop system?
 
The LQ poll series continues. This time we'd like to know: Which software do you install immediately after setting up a new Linux desktop system?

--jeremy

linus72 03-04-2019 10:34 AM

Isomaster, Bleachbit, and Leafpad. I usually run a xfce desktop or Fluxbox so I use Thunar or PCmanFM.

hydrurga 03-04-2019 10:42 AM

I install all the extra software in order of anti-malware, cleaning, tools, office, media, games, so the first one to get "installed" is chkrootkit, followed closely by rkhunter, clamtk, and Sophos Antivirus for Linux.

esteeven 03-04-2019 10:42 AM

htop : even though I have ample memory and a fast processor, I still like to watch. It gives me the illusion of being in control.

teckk 03-04-2019 10:48 AM

Not sure if this is the exact order:

terminal emulator (If not in base install)
a network manager (If not in base install), configure it.
install sudo (If not in base install) , configure sudoers
gkrellm
any kind of X tools that I want/need
curl, wget, awk, sed, grep (anything not in base install)
top, htop, iftop
a text editor (If not in base install)
a file manager (If not in base install)
a small browser like dillo
an archive manager
python 3 and whatever modules needed.

Then whatever else. Like Browsers, email clients, office suites.

NeilM 03-04-2019 10:52 AM

Opera, Thunderbird mail, Stellarium.

DoctorPepper 03-04-2019 10:56 AM

Mostly CLI applications that aren't installed by default in *buntu distros:
vim-nox
calcurse
newsbeuter
ksh
curl
bvi
inxi
irssi
moc
sc
imagemagick
build-essential

lawquest 03-04-2019 10:57 AM

ETM, Kmail, Lyx (w texlive), linphone

BrainwaveSurfer 03-04-2019 10:59 AM

I install gufw right off the bat!!! all others come afterwards... even updates!

hydrurga 03-04-2019 11:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BrainwaveSurfer (Post 5969784)
I install gufw right off the bat!!! all others come afterwards... even updates!

That would be mine too but it comes pre-installed in Mint, so my first action on a newly-installed Mint system is to use it to switch the firewall on.

DavidMcCann 03-04-2019 11:05 AM

Since I'd only use a distro that comes with a reasonable installation of software, not much:
Gnucash
Claws-mail
Wine, to run Qemulator for some custom software from the 90s
PDFtk
Pysol

cwizardone 03-04-2019 11:19 AM

Pale Moon, LibreOffice, VLC, WINE, AlienBob's Multilib files, Java, Flash, Adobe Reader, Google-Earth, Whisker Menu, Leafpad, Catfish, VirtualBox, Xsnow, XnViewMP, Aisleriot, SMPlayer, dosemu and a few more that don't come to mind at the moment.

Edit in: The Nvidia driver.
Almost everything else is included with the distribution including Firefox, SeaMonkey, The Gimp, Mplayer, Okular, Samba, etc., etc., etc.
:)

FTIO 03-04-2019 11:24 AM

Krusader
SeaMonkey
Claws Mail
Latest Nvidia blob
Remove whatever 'office' came with it and install latest OpenOffice
FBReader
BOINC

erezhdd 03-04-2019 11:26 AM

CherryTree, to get access to my notebook. Love it!

r__hughes 03-04-2019 11:26 AM

My 3 top installations are:
Firefox, OpenOffice and Gimp


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