The software I'll install on my laptop once I ditch macOS for Linux
Spoiler: I've switched to Linux for my main computer.
Fast and stable operating system.
As the desktop environment to replace Aqua.
Calendar app to replace Apple Calendar.
A free Markdown editor to replace Typora (which is now paid).
System optimizer and monitoring. Also worth mentioning: BleachBit
This is the BitTorrent client I'm already using on macOS. qBittorrent also looks pretty good but I've never tried it.
Firewall application that monitors and controls outbound internet traffic to replace Little Snitch.
For video conversion/transcoding. It's already what I'm using on macOS.
To record audio. It's already what I'm using on my Mac.
A nice vector graphics app when I don't want to open Inkscape. It's free on Linux.
Photo editor to replace Adobe Lightroom.
Code editor to replace TextMate.
FTP client to replace Transmit.
I'm using Dolphin, since it can handle FTP/SFTP natively.
I'm not playing games on my Mac, so this would be new.
A free, open-source, cross-platform real-time strategy (RTS) game of ancient warfare.
Yes, good list, here more software https://pkgs.org
Great list, but didn't specify what each one is equivalent to on the Mac. For me, finding Typora.io was a revelation since it is the closest to Bear Notes that I've found so far.
Interesting list, mixing libre software with closed freemium.
Thanks for putting a light on Oni :)
If you prefer KDE integration:
- Gparted has got a KDE fork, called KDE partition manager.
- Qbittorrent > Transmission,
- Kdenlive > DaVinci Resolve imo
- Konsole if you like single terminal with a nice looking translucent blur (i use terminator or Tmux to get split terminals though)
- Dolphin > Thunar on KDE w/ ffmpegthumbnails previews
- KDE widgets for note taking if you like have them hanging on desktop
- to edit image, try Krita it's very intuitive, lighter, nice looking and very powerful.
For mail, there's also Kontact which can does what thunderbird does and more (cal, contacts), in a KDE integrated style. For screenshots Spectacle is integrated with KDE, it's got timing options. Although flameshot is great to edit on the fly, you can edit with a almost-light editor like Krita.
And if you're not into Firefox (waterfox being outdated), try https://github.com/Eloston/ungoogled-chromium instead of Google Chromium (which is bloated with spyware).