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Published: January 24, 2021
Written by: Vít Černý

(this article is continually updated)

OS: Fedora 34

DE: GNOME 41

I use the default Adwaita dark theme. I use some extensions, but the UX is practically same the.

Previously, I’ve been using Kubuntu.

Shell: Fish

Currently trying out fish instead of BASH.

Text editor/IDE: Emacs (Doom Emacs) and vim in the terminal. Sometimes VS Code.

Browser: Brave (a FOSS, chromium-based browser with lots of awesome features)

There’s been some unjustified (imo) criticism against brave, so I recommend reading this article.

Media player: VLC

Music: Lollypop or cmus

Lollypop is pretty and follows GNOME UX philosophy. Cmus is a small and simple terminal music player.

I also use Flacon for splitting albums according to CUE files.

PKM (personal knowledge managment), time and task managment: Roam Research

Check out this article of mine.

E-books: Calibre

Managing, converting, editing,… e-books.

P2P: qBittorrent, Nicotine++ (soulseek client)

Documents: I use zathura as my pdf reader. It’s not very advanced, but it’s simple and keyboard-driven. I write official documents in LaTeX. I write most of my drafts in markdown with Apostrophe. I use lilypond for music notation.

RSS: I used newsboat and tried elfeed, but I want my rss feeds synced across devices, so I use Inoreader.

Photo editing: Currently learning darktable.

Other tools: Most of the default GNOME programs are good enough. Some other nice programs include: rsync (for working with files in the terminal), neofetch (I use Arch, btw.), youtube-dl, drive (a git-like google drive client), syncthing (syncing files on multiple devices), bashmount, and of course git and other tools for development. I also regularly utilize some scripts I made or copied.

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