Here is a short paper devoted to the set of applications and extensions that I
use everyday on my home computer.
Shell is zshrc and nothing else. You may find a small description of my
settings here. It is stored
DE - I use KDE as Desktop Environment. And that’s why most of apps are
qt-based. Some KDE settings are below.
Graphic editors - gwenview is used for viewing images,
kolourpaint is used for simple editing pixel images, gimp (without plugins, since they are not needed for me) - for editing and
inkskape is used as editor of vector
Browser - I use Firefox. Some Firefox settings are below. Chromium is used
as additional browser, elinks is used as console browser.
IM client is qutIM. It is a
cross-platform, multiprotocol and full featured client.
Kopete, which I
used before it, crashes, does not work correctly and does not work normally with
codepage. Also I don’t use a console client since I use a tablet IM. And I use
Skype for skype obviously.
Mail client is kmail. It is a full featured client (and I use most of them), looks pretty
and it is easy to use. If it will be DE-undepended it will be better.
IRC client is konversation. It is a simple IRC client. Though as far as I remember qutIM also
supports IRC protocol, I prefre to use a special IRC client.
Torrent client is transmission with Qt5 interface (it has gtk interface too). It is also used for
server but without GUI.
Video player is mpv, since mplayer died and
mplayer2 was born deadborn. Graphical frontend are not needed.
Audio player is qmmp. It is a
good winamp-like player. Flick of the wrist you may make a handy interface for
used as video editor,
soundkonverter is used as audio
editor, easytag is used for
editing audio tags (unfortunately, it is a gtk-based, but I didn’t find a better
tool for it). And command line and scripts written on bash are used too.
Office: Kingsoft Office is used as
alternative of Microsoft Office; it has no any feature, but it looks normally,
it is qt-based and it is said that it has a good support for standart formats.
(Linux version has an alfa stage.) Kile is used as LaTeX frontend.
Okular is used as
document viewer. And I use GoldenDict
Editors: kwrite is used as a simple text editor,
plugin) is used as advanced text editor. And of course I use vim in console.
Scientific soft. Chemical visualizers are
pymol. Physics simulator is
step. Calculator is
console ipython. Qtiplot is used for drawing graphs and data analysis (scidavis,
which is its fork, unfortunately, is half-dead),
grace is used for only
Chemtool is used as alternative of ChemDraw.
System applications. File manager is
doublecmd is used as
twin-panel manager. Terminal emulators are yakuake and urxvt (as windowed emulator). Archiver graphical interface is
QtCurve is used as Qt style, its settings may be found
decorations are presented by QtCurve too. Cursor theme is
ecliz-small. Plasma theme is
volatile. Icon pack is compass. I use fonts
which are based on Liberation.