My Windows Setup

These are all the software I use on my windows machine. I am privacy freak. So, I mostly use open source software. Checkout "My Firefox setup" list for firefox extensions.


  • Windows 10

    Commercial Windows Website

    Windows 10 is a personal computer operating system released by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems

    To encourage its adoption, Microsoft announced that during its first year of availability, Windows 10 would be made available free of charge to users of genuine copies of eligible editions of Windows 7 or Windows 8.1.

    Windows 10 introduces what Microsoft described as a "universal" application architecture; expanding on Metro-style apps, these apps can be designed to run across multiple Microsoft product families with nearly identical code—including PCs, tablets, smartphones, embedded systems, Xbox One, Surface Hub and HoloLens.

    Windows 10's user interface was revised to handle transitions between a mouse-oriented interface and a touchscreen-optimized interface based on available input devices—particularly on laplets; both interfaces include an updated Start menu that comprises a design similar to Windows 7 with 8's tiles.

    Windows 10 also introduces Task View, a virtual desktop system, the Microsoft Edge web browser and other new or updated applications.

    Integrated support for fingerprint and face recognition login, new security features for enterprise environments, DirectX 12 and WDDM 2.0 to improve the operating system's graphics capabilities for games.

     

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  • BROWSERS AND INTERNET

    Browsers are the main part my tasks. Using a browser that is fast and respects my privacy and provides lots of customization is important to me.

  • Mozilla Firefox

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Android Tablet BSD iPad Snapcraft PortableApps.com Haiku Fire TV Gecko Website

    Mozilla Firefox (known simply as Firefox) is a free and open source web browser descended from the Mozilla Application Suite. Firefox is highly extensible, with thousands of third-party add-ons available.

    Firefox version 60+ (Quantum) is presently faster than Google Chrome and use less memory than Chrome. Compare to previous versions of Firefox, the Quantum version is twice as fast, promote parallelism, and has more intuitive user interface.

     

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  • Tor Browser

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android Android Tablet ... OpenBSD Website

    The Tor software protects you by bouncing your communications around a distributed network of relays run by volunteers all around the world: it prevents somebody watching your Internet connection from learning what sites you visit, it prevents the sites you visit from learning your physical location, and it lets you access sites which are blocked.

    The Tor Browser lets you use Small Tor iconTor on Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux without needing to install any software. It can run off a USB flash drive, comes with a pre-configured web browser to protect your anonymity, and is self-contained.

     

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  • Brave

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Android Tablet iPad Electron / Atom Shell Website

    Brave Web Browser is a fast, free, secure web browser with a built-in ad blocker*, tracking and security protection, and optimized data and battery experience.

    *What is Brave Ad Replacement?

    Brave’s goal is to speed up the web, stop bad ads and pay publishers. One of the ways we plan to accomplish this is with ad replacements. We will also invite users to fund their wallets and to use those funds to pay the publishers of their favorite websites.

     

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  • Beaker browser

    Free Mac Windows Linux Electron / Atom Shell JavaScript ... Dat Website

    Beaker is a an experimental peer-to-peer web browser based on Dat protocol. It's licensed MIT, and supports plugins for adding new protocols and Web APIs.

     

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  • CPod

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    A simple, beautiful podcast app.

     

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  • qBittorrent

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

    The qBittorrent project aims to provide a Free Software alternative to Small µTorrent iconµTorrent. Additionally, qBittorrent runs and provides the same features on all major platforms (Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, OS/2, FreeBSD).

    qBittorrent is based on the Qt toolkit and libtorrent-rasterbar library.

    Features

    Polished µTorrent-like User Interface

    Well-integrated and extensible Search Engine
    Simultaneous search in most famous BitTorrent search sites
    Per-category-specific search requests (e.g. Books, Music, Movies)

    All Bittorrent extensions
    DHT, Peer Exchange, Full encryption, Magnet/BitComet URIs, ...

    Remote control through a Web user interface
    Nearly identical to the regular UI, all in Ajax

    Advanced control over trackers, peers and torrents
    Torrents queueing and prioritizing
    Torrent content selection and prioritizing

    Natively integrated: When Downloads Completes Options (no need for additional script or plug-in)
    Exit, Suspend, Hibernate, Shutdown

    UPnP / NAT-PMP port forwarding support

    Available in ~41 languages (Unicode support)

    Torrent creation tool

    Advanced RSS support with download filters (inc. regex)

    Bandwidth scheduler

    IP Filtering (eMule and PeerGuardian compatible)

    IPv6 compliant

    Sequential downloading (aka "Download in order")

    Available on most platforms: Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, OS/2, FreeBSD

     

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  • EiskaltDC++

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD Haiku Website

    EiskaltDC++ is a program for UNIX-like systems that uses the Direct Connect and ADC protocol. It is compatible with other DC clients, such as the original DC from Neomodus, DC++ and derivatives. EiskaltDC++ also interoperates with all common DC hub software.

     

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  • DC++

    Free Windows Website

    DC++ is an open source client for Windows for the Direct Connect protocol.
    Direct Connect allows you to share files over the internet without restrictions or limits. The client is completely free of advertisements and has a nice, easy to use interface. Firewall and router support is integrated and its easy and convenient to use functionality like multi-hub connections, auto connections and resuming of downloads.

     

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  • Discord

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone Chrome OS BSD iPad Electron / Atom Shell FreeBSD Website

    Discord is about giving people the power to create belonging in their lives. We want to make it easier for you to talk regularly with the people you care about. We want you to build genuine relationships with your friends and communities close to home or around the world. Original, reliable, playful, and relatable. These are the values that connect our users and our employees at Discord.

     

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  • Tutanota

    Free Personal Web Android iPhone iPad F-Droid Website

    Tutanota is a free and open source web-mail client that focuses on privacy and security. It has open source iOS and an Android apps. The Android app is published on F-Droid (which means the app does not use Google's push notification system) making it a great option if you want to de-Google your life. All data is stored encrypted and can not be searched, i.e. for commercial use. It offers dead easy end-to-end encryption.

    1 GB of storage is free for everyone.

    Easy - one password for everything
    Tutanota wants to provide the easiest-to-use and most secure email client. You do not have to fiddle with multiple passwords for signing in and for encryption/decryption. The state-of-the-art encryption technology handles all the encryption and decryption complexities. Still: Your password only belongs to you. It is being hashed and salted locally before being transmitted to the servers.

    Only you with your password have access to your encrypted data, profiling is impossible. Tutanota combines security with ease-of-use so that everybody can use end-to-end encryption. Now you can take back your privacy easily!

     

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  • QuiteRSS

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com Website

    Features:

    Feed and news filters: new, unread, starred, deleted (for news until restart application)
    User filters
    Proxy configuration: automatic or manual
    Feed import wizard: Search feed URL if site URL was entered
    Embedded browser (Webkit core)
    Mark news starred
    Automatic update feeds: on startup, by timer
    Automatic cleanup on close using criteria
    Enable/Disable images in news preview
    Ability to quickly hide feed tree (for comfortable viewing)
    Open feed or news in own tab
    Quick news filter and quick search in browser
    Sound and/or Popup notification on new news
    Show new or unread news counter on tray icon
    Minimize on system tray: on start, on close, on minimize
    Import/Export feeds (OPML-files)
    Portable (Windows)
    Free working set (Windows)
    Shortcuts
    Check for updates
    Cross-platform
    Multilingual (English, Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese (China), Chinese (Taiwan), Czech, Dutch, Farsi, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Tajik, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese)
    Open-source ;)

     

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  • Thunderbird

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

    Thunderbird is a free, open source, cross-platform e-mail, news and instant messaging client. The project strategy is modeled after Small Mozilla Firefox iconMozilla Firefox.

    It supports POP (storing mail locally on your hard drive so that it can be accessed without an internet connection), and IMAP. It features excellent mail filter capabilities and management.

    Thunderbird has strong support for using multiple accounts and identities, including automated signature features.

    Chat functionality is built in, so you can enjoy real-time conversation with your contacts, right from your favorite messaging application, with multiple supported networks. Thunderbird makes it easy to search through both past conversations and received emails.

    Thunderbird can also function as an RSS/Atom feed reader, and has a large selection of add-ons that extend it with calendar support, PGP support, integration with online services and much more.

    Available also as portable app: http://portableapps.com/apps/internet/thunderbird_portable

     

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  • IPFS

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD Self-Hosted Website

    IPFS is a global, versioned, peer-to-peer filesystem. It combines good ideas from Git, BitTorrent, Kademlia, SFS, and the web. It is like a single bittorrent swarm, exchanging git objects. IPFS provides an interface as simple as the HTTP web, but with permanence built in. You can also mount the world at /ipfs.IPFS could become a new major subsystem of the internet. If built right, it could complement or replace HTTP.

     

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  • Ipfs desktop

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    The InterPlanetary File System is a peer-to-peer hypermedia protocol designed to make the web faster, safer, and more open.

     

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  • MEDIA

    This section includes software I use to manage my media

  • Foxit Reader

    Free Personal Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Windows S Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad ReactOS Website

    Free PDF software that enables you to create, annotate, share, and collaborate on PDF documents.

     

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  • LibreOffice

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD Website

    LibreOffice is a powerful office suite – its clean interface and feature-rich tools help you unleash your creativity and enhance your productivity.

     

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  • nomacs

    Free Windows Linux Website

    nomacs is a small, fast image viewer able to handle the most common image formats including RAW images. Additionally it is possible to synchronize multiple viewers. A synchronization of viewers running on the same computer or via LAN is possible. It allows to compare images and spot the differences (e.g. schemes of architects to show the progress).

     

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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

    VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework. Owned by the non-profit organization VideoLAN.

     

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  • AIMP

    Free Windows Android PortableApps.com Website

    Free and full-featured media player with seamless, high-quality audio playback and comprehensive format support.

     

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  • SumatraPDF

    Free Windows PortableApps.com Website

    Sumatra PDF is a slim, free, open-source PDF/DjVu/EPUB/XPS/CHM/CBR/CBZ/MOBI/FB2 viewer for Windows.
    Why another PDF reader?

    Sumatra has a minimalistic design. Simplicity has a higher priority than a lot of features.

    Its small and starts up very fast.

    Its designed for portable use: its just one file with no external dependencies so you can easily run it from external USB drive.

     

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  • HandBrake

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD Xfce Website

    Convert videos to formats that work on your mobile phone, tablet, TV media player, game console, computer, or web browser.

     

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  • Avidemux

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com Website

    Free and simple video editor that supports a variety of file types and automated tasks.

     

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Comments on My Windows Setup

jubseed
· Aug 2020 · Helpful Not helpful -1 Helpful Report as spam

May I ask why you still use Windows if you're a privacy freak? Not judging, I am one as well using Windows and considering making the transition to Linux, but haven't had the necessary time to put into research/planning.

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