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Old 03-04-2019, 10:29 AM   #1
jeremy
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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
 
Old 03-04-2019, 10:34 AM   #2
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Isomaster, Bleachbit, and Leafpad. I usually run a xfce desktop or Fluxbox so I use Thunar or PCmanFM.
 
Old 03-04-2019, 10:42 AM   #3
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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.
 
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Old 03-04-2019, 10:42 AM   #4
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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.
 
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Old 03-04-2019, 10:48 AM   #5
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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.
 
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Old 03-04-2019, 10:52 AM   #6
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Opera, Thunderbird mail, Stellarium.
 
Old 03-04-2019, 10:56 AM   #7
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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

Last edited by DoctorPepper; 03-04-2019 at 11:27 AM. Reason: Missed a few :D
 
Old 03-04-2019, 10:57 AM   #8
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ETM, Kmail, Lyx (w texlive), linphone

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Old 03-04-2019, 10:59 AM   #9
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I install gufw right off the bat!!! all others come afterwards... even updates!
 
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Old 03-04-2019, 11:01 AM   #10
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Quote:
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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.
 
Old 03-04-2019, 11:05 AM   #11
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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
 
Old 03-04-2019, 11:19 AM   #12
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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.

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Old 03-04-2019, 11:24 AM   #13
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Krusader
SeaMonkey
Claws Mail
Latest Nvidia blob
Remove whatever 'office' came with it and install latest OpenOffice
FBReader
BOINC
 
Old 03-04-2019, 11:26 AM   #14
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CherryTree, to get access to my notebook. Love it!
 
Old 03-04-2019, 11:26 AM   #15
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My 3 top installations are:
Firefox, OpenOffice and Gimp
 
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