Software To Install Every Time With Trisquel

Trisquel , the 100% libre version of Ubuntu, which is also endorsed by GNU and The Free Software Foundation, is quite a great operating system. This article will discuss the best software to install every time with Trisquel to give you the best experience using it.

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The current version of Trisquel is Trisquel 7.0 LTS, which is based on Ubuntu 14.04. This article will recommend software based on this version of Trisquel. Furthermore, I assume that you are using the LXDE edition of Trisquel 7.0, but many of these software recommendations can be installed in any version of Trisquel 7.0

I have the following list unformatted so that there are no formatting errors. I have put comments next to many using ‘#’ to explain what the software does.

abrowser #the Trisquel remix of Firefox which includes only 100% #free and open source software. No proprietary Firefox software is #allowed or even allowed to be recommended
alarm-clock-applet #a very useful alarm clock and timer program
apache2 #web server
arandr #you need this software if you want to use multiple #monitors
build-essential #a collection of useful compiler programs like g++
bum #boot up manager. This is useful if you want to optimize #your #boot up time.
clamav #A 100% open-source anti-virus software. Mainly used this to #check for Windows viruses.
dillo #a very basic web browser that does not render #javascript. #This should be much much faster browser than more mainstream ones #due to its simplicity
elinks #a terminal-based browser
espeak-gui #gui for espeak. Makes following text much easier. Will #highlight words along with saying them up to 350 wpm
espeak #speech synthesizer. A text-to-voice software
fbreader #(ebook reader)
fdupes #software for finding duplicate files
filezilla #an FTP transfer software
freeplane #An excellent mindmapping software
fslint #Software for finding duplicate files
f-spot #great photo software
gimp #a great alternative to Adobe Photoshop for professional level #graphics making/editing
git #software you need if you want to use Github or other git #repositories
gnome-screenshot #In my opinion, this is the best screenshot #program in Ubuntu
gparted #an excellent program that let’s you format drives like USB #drives
gtick #a metronome program. Good for music training or training #yourself in speed reading
gtimelog #a time tracking program
hunspell hunspell-en-us myspell-en-gb #spell-checking software #needed for Libreoffice.
ibus ibus-pinyin #ibus is essential if you want to type in #other #languages. ibus-pinyin is necessary if #want to type in Pinyin in #Mandarin Chinese
icedove #A 100 libre version of Thunderbird
ipython3 #interactive python3. My preferred terminal program to test #python. This #makes using python3 much easier.
keepassx #password manager and password generator
librecad #Program to do computer aided design
libreoffice #A great office suite
links2 #another terminal-based web browser
lynx #another terminal-based web browser
mariadb-server #a mysql fork. This is necessary if you want to #run #WordPress or software needing #mysql
mnemosyne #software to help you memorize things
openvpn #Software you can use to connect to openvpn servers.
pavucontrol #important software for sound
phatch #software for batch photo editing
pinta #a good graphics editor
qemu #a libre virtual machine #and qemu-kvm
qemu-kvm #a much faster version of qemu. Called kvm because it is a #kernel virtual machine.
scrot #Program to making very fast screenshots. Can use print screen #button on keyboard with this
shotwell #great program for seeing photos and doing slideshows of #them
simple-image-reducer #software I use all the time to quickly #and #easily reduce image file sizes
soundconverter #convert between wav, mp3, ogg and other file #types
spyder3 #This is an excellent Python IDE. #If you install this, it #will automatically install ipython3
sshfs #for transferring data to and from VPS. It uses SSH, so it is #much more secure than FTP.
stopwatch #a stopwatch program
sysinfo #(tells information about hardware and software of computer)
ufw #Ubuntu's great firewall program. It is not installed by default #in Trisquel but is incredibly useful and easy to use.
vim #an excellent terminal-based text editor
vinagre #software to control other computers via VNC
vlc #an excellent movie and sound player
whois #software to do whois searches on websites
wine #software to run Windows software in Linux
xfce4 xfce4-power-manager #the xfce desktop manager. XFCE's power #manager is my preferred power manager
xscreensaver xscreensaver-data-extra xscreensaver-gl-extra #Good screensaver software
youtube-dl #software to download youtube videos and flash #videos #from #other sites from the terminal

You can install all of these pieces of software individually by typing

sudo apt-get install the_software_name

So, for example, if you wanted to install vlc, you would type:

sudo apt-get install vlc

If you prefer to install the list of software I have listed, all at once, here is a script I made to do just that (Note that I removed the comments in that script.) First download the script. Then navigate to where you downloaded it in a terminal, then type:
sudo bash trisquel_software_to_install_every_time.sh

Is there any good software that you think I left out that you think I should include? Let’s discuss this in the comments below.

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