What's the software you can't live without?

grahamperrin

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I can live without a computer :) but when using desktop environments, the answers are (in alphabetical order):
  1. Citrix Receiver net/citrix_ica – with difficulty <https://forums.freebsd.org/threads/81668/>
  2. Dolphin x11-fm/dolphin
  3. Gammy accessibility/gammy
  4. GKrellM sysutils/gkrellm2
  5. GKrellMLaunch misc/gkrellmlaunch2
  6. GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) graphics/gimp
  7. GTK-Mixer audio/gtk-mixer
  8. KCharSelect deskutils/kcharselect
  9. KDE Plasma x11/kde5
  10. Konsole x11/konsole
  11. L2ARC (throwaway flash drives boosting the performance of an old hard disk drive with OpenZFS)
  12. LanguageToollocal server, extending Firefox (Mozilla-recommended) and Thunderbird
  13. Malwarebytes Browser Guard on FreeBSD
  14. Microsoft Code - OSS editors/vscode
  15. Microsoft Outlook Web App (OWA)
  16. Microsoft Quick Assist
  17. Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection mstsc
  18. Mozilla Firefox www/firefox with umpteen extensions
  19. Mozilla Thunderbird mail/thunderbird with Owl for Exchange and a few other extensions
  20. nano editors/nano
  21. Oracle VirtualBox emulators/virtualbox-ose emulators/virtualbox-ose-additions
  22. Recoll (real time indexing of content) deskutils/recoll
  23. Remmina (for RDP to Windows) net/remmina
  24. SimpleScreenRecorder multimedia/simplescreenrecorder
  25. Spectacle graphics/spectacle
  26. unfuck-google for Firefox – in the Wayback Machine
– that's a shortlist, largely based on what's most frequently in my task manager. It might grow.

For completeness: pkg prime-origins | sort although some of what's there is rarely or never used, I can't be bothered to remove it.

In parallel: <https://forums.freebsd.org/threads/3-web-tools-you-cant-live-without.83276/#post-547370>.
 
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SKull

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Plasma5 desktop - some KDE apps (Dolphin, konsole, okular, skanelite) - zsh - emacs (doom+ org-mode) - ConTeXT (LuaMetaTeX) - Firefox - mpv - mod : that's 99% of my time spent on my PC's
vim, tmux, sh
 

grahamperrin

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… window splitting, a must have feature.

Using the global menu of KDE Plasma, which I prefer to hide (drop down automatically):

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– or enable the main toolbar of Konsole:

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Result:

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grahamperrin

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LanguageTool (local server, extending Firefox and Thunderbird)

Sadly, it seems that FreeBSD Forums is amongst the sites that are (currently) not compatible with a new feature:

 

hruodr

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A lot. But unfortunately it seems we/I cannot live without a web browser, and there
are few choices. It is so extreme, that it determines what OS one can use.
 

meaw229a

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A lot. But unfortunately it seems we/I cannot live without a web browser, and there
are few choices. It is so extreme, that it determines what OS one can use.

That's really true. Most of us need a web browser so the browser is a important software. But is it really a bad thing that on
FreeBSD we have little choice. We have Firefox and what more to look for. In my opinion anything based on Chromium
is Spyware.
 

grahamperrin

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Even after reading the manual page, it took me a few minutes to realise my stupidity …

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I foresee the stupid cow being used extensively during the festive period. I might also use cowsay.
 
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