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What I use on Windows. Mostly FOSS.


  • Windows 10

    Commercial Windows Website

    Spent good money on this. Hope my college'd actually pay these for us one day.

     

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  • Essentials

    Important stuff.

  • Google Chrome

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Chrome OS Android Tablet BSD iPad PortableApps.com Website

    The new Internet Explorer. Use Chromium if you prefer FOSS, or Firefox maybe. Free.

     

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  • PeaZip

    Free Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com Website

    Probably the best compression software around. Use this, or a more user-unfriendly 7zip, and stop clicking on that "your winrar license has expired" message box you urod. FOSS.

     

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  • ImageGlass

    Free Windows Website

    Beautiful and easy-to-use image viewer. I use this instead of the Windows 10 built-in app because I do not want to wait 5 seconds every time I try to open the tiniest picture. Matches the Windows 10 overall theme quite well, or so I think. FOSS.

     

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  • VLC Media Player

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Chrome OS Windows S Android Tablet BSD Windows Phone iPad Blackberry 10 Apple Watch Apple TV Kindle Fire Haiku Website

    Gom and Potplayer are nice, yes, but good ol' VLC comes with no bundleware. FOSS.

     

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  • Internet and communication

    What, you have no access to the internet? Lucky you!

  • Telegram

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad Apple Watch Android Wear PortableApps.com FreeBSD Website

    My family uses Wechat and my friends use LINE so that's basically what I use, but had I got a choice, I'd say Telegram. Free.

     

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  • Zoom

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone Android Tablet iPad Website

    When I was a grade school kid I wrote in my diary that I hope one day I'd be able to go to school without riding for half an hour on the bus. What a grand-ass dream-come-true. Freemium.

     

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  • SSHFS-Win

    Free Windows Website

    I use it to mount my linux laptop home dir as disk, so I don't need to sftp every time I'm looking for that book report I wrote like 5 years ago. There's also a super user-friendly GUI frontend called SSHFS-Win Manager. Check it out. FOSS.

     

  • Tools and Utilities

    Hopefully these will make your overall Windows experience a lil more hospitable.

  • MacType

    Free Windows Website

    Rejoice, CJK language speakers. Forget about the sh*tty font rendering in Windows; you won't be seeing it from today on. FOSS.

     

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  • AutoHotkey

    Free Windows Website

    I mapped my keys mac-like with this osftware so that I don't need another 1000 hours to get used to Windows shortcuts (again), but it can do so much more. FOSS.

     

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  • Snipaste

    Freemium Mac Windows Website

    Simple screenshot tool with every function I need. Also available on mac. Freemium.

     

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  • Revo Uninstaller

    Freemium Windows Android Website

    When I was an innocent child I used to install that stupid Qihu 360 antivirus for this one uninstaller function. Now you know the right software to use. Freemium.

     

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  • Open Shell

    Free Windows Website

    Because clicking on that small power-off button in the new start menu is an absolute penance. FOSS.

     

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  • Atom

    Free Mac Windows Linux Chrome OS BSD ... Electron / Atom Shell Website

    Atom as the default editor because I have RAM to burn. FOSS.

     

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  • Startup Delayer

    Freemium Windows Website

    A brand new startup experience for that used netbook you bought in 2010. Freemium.

     

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  • Seer

    Freemium Windows Website

    Preview almost any file in like half a sec. Were you a Mac user, you'd feel right at home. Freemium.

     

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  • Unchecky

    Free Windows Website

    Unchecks all those bundleware during the installation wizard for you automatically so that your homepage will never be set to hao123 ever again. Not completely useful if you use a package manager, though. Free, discontinued.

     

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  • Terminus

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    For those who need a terminal emulator, this is, uh, probably the cutest one out there, and it has a more active development than hyper. FOSS.

     

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  • scoop

    Free Windows Website

    The package manager for Windows, like brew on Mac. *nix users will like this. I perfer this over chocolatey, because reasons. FOSS.

     

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  • Multimedia and Entertainment

    I payed 100% for the computer, I'm gonna use 100% of that computer grump

  • Microsoft Office Suite

    Commercial Mac Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet ... Windows Phone iPad Website

    Why not? My college literally pays for it, and I'm paying for college. Commercial.

     

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  • Audacity

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com ... LAME Website

    I use it to edit the recordings that old Russian-teacher lady asks us to do, but it's far more capable than that. FOSS.

     

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  • MuseScore

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com Website

    THE music notation software. It's so good I'd pay for it, and yet it's free. FOSS.

     

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  • Paint.NET

    Free Personal Windows Windows S .NET Framework Website

    Unless you have a crave for that built-in Paint software, then go ahead. Freemium.

     

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  • GIMP

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD Snapcraft ... FLATHUB PortableApps.com Haiku AmigaOS Website

    Photoshop for both the rich and the not-so-rich. FOSS.

     

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  • Steam

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad SteamOS Website

    Where you buy and manage games. Haha, gaming is for everyone unless you are poor.

     

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