What do you install on a new or reformatted computer?

Trotter

Grandfather of Techist, ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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Any good antivirus, All the important applications like-

Skype
Spotify
Steam
Teamviewer
TinyGrab
VPN Reactor
WinRAR
Oneteam
I have moved from TeamViewer to AnyDesk. It seems to work better with way less lag.
 

Smart_Guy

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I use'em both. Sometimes said servers don't work or do slower than the other. TeamViewer is commercial but can be used personally for non-commercial purposes. There's a time limit for even that, tho. I think it disconnects after half an hour or so telling it's been used more than it should have and refuse to work for sometime. With AnyDesk, on the other hand, I've never come across such a thing so far. It can still be bought for some extra features. Haven't looked at those, tho.
 

iFargle

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I've pared mine down quite a bit
Windows:
Firefox
Battle.net
Steam
Origin
Greenshot
Ambibox
nVidia, Logitech, and Razer drivers

Linux: standard deployment via Ansible
curl
git
vim
htop
iftop
zip
+ others depending on the containers purpose

MacOS:
Steam
Battle.net
Reeder
Bartender
Firefox
Last update was in 2017.... So here's 2021 edition!

I only use Linux these days. My list on Gnome Shell:
* Steam
* Bitwarden
* Tilix (terminal emulator)
* My dotfiles (.vimrc, .gitconfig, .bashrc, their configs)
* spacemacs
* Lutris
* Signal messenger
* kubectl and relevant kubeconfigs
* Wireguard
* Gnome Tweaks with a few extensions (Arcmenu, Blyr, Dash to Panel, Gtile)

Not much there, most everything else I do through a web browser (vscode, music, video, rss, email, etc etc)

My phone:
* LineageOS
* F-Droid
* Signal Messenger and Element.im
* Google Translate (I live in Japan now :lol:)
* DokuWiki for Android
* TinyTinyRSS
* Wallabag
* OsmAnd+ (Google Maps replacement. Works pretty well)
* RHVoice - speech synthesizer for turn by turn nav in OsmAnd+
* Tor Browser for Android
* NextCloud
* Bitwarden
* Dsub (music and podcast player for AirSonic)
* Traccar
* ProtonMail
* RadioDroid (I use it as my alarm in the morning, internet radio streaming including CNN and NPR and others)
* Etar (calendar app)
* DAVx5 (NextCloud contact/calendar sync)
* ICSx5 (ICS calendar sync)
* Jellyfin
* Wireguard
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