/rec/ Software Recommendation General

Nicholas Allen
Nicholas Allen

Let's try this out
Want recommendations for e-mail clients, browsers, etc.? Come here

Other urls found in this thread:

torproject.org
github.com/mpv-player/mpv/issues/669

Joseph Powell
Joseph Powell

Let's try this out
no

Robert Howard
Robert Howard

Check the catalog, there must be 100 threads about the topic.

Justin Morgan
Justin Morgan

Just trying to get people to post in here instead of flooding the board with it

Mason Brooks
Mason Brooks

the email app on windows 10 and google chrome

Christopher Jenkins
Christopher Jenkins

OS: Devuan
UI: LXDE
Browser: Palemoon
Email client: I use Gmail, bully me pls
Document viewer: Evince (the default one)
Image viewer: Gpicview (the default one)
Video player: vlc

devuan installer handily encrypts user space and everything werks except for open-source graphics drivers which give me an unusual res. Only cancer I have left is gay email provider and backdoored microcode

Jayden Russell
Jayden Russell

Browser: Palemoon
Email client: I use Gmail, bully me pls
Video player: vlc
You are beyond saving.

Noah Gray
Noah Gray

enlighten me all powerful stalmanite

Nicholas Harris
Nicholas Harris

use qupzilla, cockmail and mpv if you want to fit in with the cool kids

Xavier Roberts
Xavier Roberts

not user but why not use mpv, and a email client (claw, sylphseed, thunderbird etc) While you're at it, it might be too much but switching away from google services is always supported.
I use netsurf but imo palememe is one of the best normie compatible browsers

Alexander Johnson
Alexander Johnson

Thank you dubs man but I think I'm missing some dependency for mpv and it won't open at the moment. I'll be looking in the email thread for alternate email services.

Liam Thomas
Liam Thomas

OS : Debian/Devuan or Xubuntu Core (highly debloated)
UI : xfce4
Browser : Firefox 57+ with heavy tweaks at about:config like pocket.enabled 0
Email Client : Dont be a cuck and use only web client of Protonmail
Document Viewer : LibreOffice (newest version from backports/website)
ImageViewer : gThumb
Media Player : MPV

Tyler Fisher
Tyler Fisher

Browser : Firefox 57+ with heavy tweaks at about:config like pocket.enabled 0
that's bad. your browser is unique (with your custom tweaks) and so is your IP. you can easily be fingerprinted.
You should use TorBrowser, which is tweaked Firefox + Tor network. torproject.org

Email Client : Dont be a cuck and use only web client of Protonmail
You are a cuck if you use Protonmail webmail. not only is this cancer heavy javascript, they can send you a modified javascript code which will send them your encryption password.
webmail is for goys.

Document Viewer : LibreOffice (newest version from backports/website)
cancer. Microsoft Office is superior in every way.

Media Player : MPV
MPC is superior and has superior GUI.

Hudson Phillips
Hudson Phillips

that's bad. your browser is unique (with your custom tweaks) and so is your IP. you can easily be fingerprinted.
I dont care about USA/China spying on me, i concern about useless botnet features using extra local computer resources

Email Client : Dont be a cuck and use only web client of Protonmail
Same as above, i dont care about fucking USA spying my 3 useless POS emails i send to friends and rms every once in a while and btw i recomend protonmail just because its lighter on bandwidth usage (i live in 3rd world so i only have an internet metered connection and every MB its expensive af)
cancer. Microsoft Office is superior in every way.
True, but i hate running stuff with wine

MPC is superior and has superior GUI
Debatable

Brandon Williams
Brandon Williams

MPC-HC is superior and has superior GUI.
Too bad that its windows only

Video player: vlc
WHY.

Gabriel Bell
Gabriel Bell

MPC is superior and has superior GUI.
<Windows (tm) only
<Doesn't integrate with youtube-dl
<Caring about the GUI

Justin Parker
Justin Parker

MPC is superior and has superior GUI.
I'm still curious as to why people care about a video player GUI, like specifically what elements do you use and need to see at all times? For me when I want to play a video, my focus is on the content of the video, I don't need to see play and pause buttons or anything like that, it just takes up space that could be used by the video itself.

Regardless, both players are customizable so you really can make either look and function however you want, it seems easier to customize mpv than mpc in regards to GUI though, as in meaningful changes/additions not just changing colors of buttons and bars.
Windows only
Is also a big deal. Once you make mpv look and function the way you like, it will look and function that way on all platforms you use it on, no sense learning different conventions for each OS when you could just learn 1.

Gavin Reed
Gavin Reed

recomend protonmail just because its lighter on bandwidth usage (i live in 3rd world so i only have an internet metered connection and every MB its expensive af)
how is it lighter than regular pop3?

Wyatt James
Wyatt James

mpc-hc
foobar2k
notepad++
hxd
imgburn
process explorer
nt5.x explorer
what are the best equivalents the linux world has to offer? inb4
mpv
deadbeef
vim/emacs
xxd
brasero
htop
thunar

Christian Allen
Christian Allen

oh and
sumatrapdf
inb4
okular

Isaac Cook
Isaac Cook

Nobody? There really isn't anything better than those listed?

Jayden Phillips
Jayden Phillips

mpc hc
MPV or MPC-Qt
foobar
Audacious or Clementine, both better than fb2k imho
notepad++
Literally any text editor, can't recommend specifics without knowing your requirements. But most are feature rich. See "comparison of text editors" on Wikipedia, find Linux supported ones, and filter them by features you need.
hxd
don't know what hxd is, but if it's the hex editor why use it in parallel with notepad++? Last I used Np++ (over 6 years ago) I remember it had hex editing capabilities, unless I'm wrong. Can't recommend anything here.
imgburn
K3b
process explorer
Whatever your distro offers.
explorer
Dolphin
SumatraPDF
Evince

muh gui
What do you need a gui for in a video player? MPV has the best GUI out of the box.

Joshua Hernandez
Joshua Hernandez

OS: Gentoo
UI: BSPWM
Browser: Icecat
Email: I use webmail
Docs:
EMACS
And sometimes Zathura
Image: EOM (Bloat, I know)
Video Player: MPV

Hunter Walker
Hunter Walker

Anyone got a list of firefox addons that respect privacy?

Jackson Wilson
Jackson Wilson

uBlock Origin
uMatrix
Privacy Badger
HTTPS Everywhere

Caleb Nguyen
Caleb Nguyen

uMatrix and uBlock renders Privacy Badger unnecessary, and frankly it's a piece of shit.

Angel Davis
Angel Davis

Privacy Badger
The name sounds kinda shit tbh.

Christian Wright
Christian Wright

Privacy Badger is for normalfags, it isn't meant for someone capable of using uMatrix/etc.

Gavin Reed
Gavin Reed

Palemoon can't play 720p videos in 60 fps and slows down the system
Waterfox has a memory leak and RAM usage gradually fills up unless you restart the whole thing
Qupzilla is just shit with jittery scrolling, slow response time and lacks on the add-ons.

So what the fuck can I use for a lightweight browser? win7

Aaron Bell
Aaron Bell

Why do you think Waterfox is leaking memory? Isn't it basically just an older version of Firefox with the icon changed and some stuff in about:config tweaked by default?

Carter Jones
Carter Jones

because even if I keep the same 4-5 8ch tabs open and a single youtube/hooktube tab playing a single video, the RAM just fills up over time. In a little over an hour the total RAM usage will go from cca 1.6 GB to all 8 GB that I have. It's especially noticeable on my ye olde thinkpad with 3 gigs of ram.

Easton Young
Easton Young

devuan
I can't be the only person that thinks that sounds like the nig name

Blake Jones
Blake Jones

uMatrix is fucking garbage, m8

John Jackson
John Jackson

It's the only piece of software I know of that lets me selectively choose what domains serve which things. And all at a level of granularity that totally changes the way I interface with the web.

Brody Diaz
Brody Diaz

That doesn't mean that pre-57 FF didn't have the same issue, though, right? Maybe you should open an issue on Waterfox's GitHub page.

John Powell
John Powell

I can't wrap my head around the fact that there are literally people in this world who can't comprehend toggling a y/n switch on the columns of some simple matrices. It's really indicative of the state of the web.

Carter Bell
Carter Bell

umatrix is a web page firewall! I don't need any adblocking any more!

Landon Cooper
Landon Cooper

Most content blockers are like that, including uBlock Origin which sources its blocklists from a bunch of hosts files. It's unfortunate that normal people call them "adblockers", because most adblocking projects prioritize blocking malicious sites and obscene content more than anything. It's funny watching how the anti-adblocking project tries attacking the adblock plus despite the fact that they're actually really moderate when it comes to blocking actual ads in lieu of just malicious sites. The whole stigma towards adblockers is kind of fucked up. I mean, you should be entitled to control the code that you execute on your own computer, shouldn't you? But no one seems to really address that for some weird reason.

Noah Russell
Noah Russell

Light on resources doesn't necessarily mean it's fast. FF58 is pretty as-is, but the good UX also helps create the illusion that it's more responsive than it really is.

Christian Jenkins
Christian Jenkins

LemonWire
brings back memories of Lime

Colton James
Colton James

most people don't know what XHR or CSS mean, and aside from that they don't like tinkering which domains to allow what to watch their vines on twitter

Jackson Price
Jackson Price

4-5 8ch tabs open and a single youtube/hooktube tab playing a single video,
i'm too dumb to know the difference between a web browser and a video player amd i want to complain about stuff
Learn the basics, faggot.

Daniel Harris
Daniel Harris

oh gee willikers billy, I guess I should switch to mpv, a program that doesn't have a scaling UI and can't play youtube playlists

Brandon Rodriguez
Brandon Rodriguez

Jewtube playlists
Are you, by chance, a homosexual?

Jayden Perez
Jayden Perez

I have a crippling addiction to jewtube cock, but no, I'm no homo the My Mix playlists tend to find some nice music I hadn't heard of before

Cooper Jenkins
Cooper Jenkins

Except it does support playlists? I'm watching a YouTube playlist right now on mpv.

Ryder Johnson
Ryder Johnson

How? I pasted the playlist's url and it just stood there. And when I select a specific, non-generated playlist, it crashes.

Lucas Barnes
Lucas Barnes

I can't really help you since it's probably a situational thing, but you can use this thread to debug:
github.com/mpv-player/mpv/issues/669

Andrew Mitchell
Andrew Mitchell

qupzilla
Enjoy being fully tracked by the botnet due to lack of proper protection options.

Lincoln Sanchez
Lincoln Sanchez

I found youtube-viewer in Manjaro repositories, it relies on youtube-dl. Pretty nice since it lets you see video descriptions or all videos by a particular author, in a particular playlist, etc. Between that and using a keybinding to play links from clipboard I can avoid youtube in-browser completely.

Joshua Kelly
Joshua Kelly

What's wrong with mpsyt?