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What essential software do you install on a new computer?

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Sudharshan S • Edited
  • Chrome / Firefox
  • Visual Studio Code
  • Visual Studio
  • SQL Server Management Studio
  • Nodejs
  • Git
  • OBS Studio
  • Chat : WhatsApp Web, Telegram
  • Designing : Figma Web or Desktop Application.
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larson

Too much, every time I forget what reinstall the system to be installed, I've assembled a behind post;

dev.to/larsonzhong/essential-softw...

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Emma Humphries
  • Firefox
    • I use web for Slack, Discord, and social media
  • VS Code
  • Password manager
  • Cloud storage
  • Chat software like Telegram and Signal, but probably moving to Web versions.
  • Git
  • Node
  • pipx
  • jrnl installed with pipx
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Paresh • Edited

I would suggest install "only" those you require to run your dev environment and that depends on tech stack you are using.

Minimum set would be:

  • Web browser of your choice (i.e. Chrom, Firefox etc)
  • IDE (and build tools) of your choice (i.e. Visual Studio, VS Code, Eclipse etc)
  • Source repo client of your choice (i.e. Git bash or some other repo clients)
  • Communication tool of your choice (Mail, Skype, Slack, Teams etc)
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Mehdi Mousavi

My essentials for mac :

iTerm
VSCode
Chrome
Magnet (window manager)
Pine Player (music player)
Telegram (best messaging app ever!)
The Unarchiver
Persepolis Download Manager
IINA (movie player)
Android File Transfer (by google)
Paste (clipboard manager)
Some Finder Extentions (image size + betterzip viewer + webp viewer + open in vs code + ...)

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Bruno Pacheco

Besides what is coming with Debian, I install:

  • OpenJDK
  • GraalVM
  • Node.js
  • Git
  • Maven
  • Docker
  • IntelliJ
  • VSCode
  • Chrome
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<A.BONFIGLIO/>

Visual Studio Code
Chrome
7zip
Photoshop
Qbittorrent
NordVPN

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Valentin Jonev
  • VSCode
  • Docker
  • Chrome
  • NodeJs
  • Slack/Teams
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Debashis Dip
  • Chrome
  • VLC player
  • Some Zip un-archiver
  • Pycharm
  • VSCode
  • ProtonVPN
  • LastPass
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Sourabh

Windows:

Chrome.
Papier extension chrome.
Maven
Git
Sublime text
IntelliJ

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Swarup Kumar Mahapatra

A software that makes sure that I can connect to Internet. (:

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Siddharth Venkatesan
  • Chrome
  • Visual Studio Community Edition
  • VS Code
  • Sublime Text 3
  • Postman
  • Github Desktop
  • Putty
  • WinSCP
  • MS Office
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Jordan Mack πŸπŸ• • Edited

Absolute essentials:

  • Firefox
  • Google Chrome
  • Thunderbird
  • SourceTree
  • VSCode
  • Notepad++
  • Google Drive
  • PuTTY or KiTTY
  • 7-Zip

Important, but not essential:

  • ArsClip
  • Discord
  • Everything Search
  • F.lux
  • Keepass
  • Greenshot
  • IrfanView
  • K-Lite Mega Codec Pack with Media Player Classic
  • Signal
  • SublimeText
  • Photoshop
  • Winamp

A bunch of these can be quickly installed all at once using ninite.com/.

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Zafri Zulkipli

Development

  • VSCODE + some extensions
  • Docker + relevant images
  • Dbeaver
  • Git
  • Chrome

Communication

  • Skype
  • Slack
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Chad Adams • Edited

Git Fork
Visual Studio Code
Discord
Docker or Podman
Spotify
Node.js
IntelliJ
Bitwarden
Postman
Web Torrent
NordVPN
Yarn
Chrome

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