List of Useful Software

These are my favorite operating systems and applications. The main reason I wrote this is to not forget any useful app when I fresh-install my OS.

Every application or operating system is in the latest version unless it's specified otherwise. Usually it's sorted by my preference, which may differ from yours.

Created
June 29, 2016
Updated
March 2, 2017

Operating System

I don't have only one favorite operating system. Every OS has its pros and its cons. This list just sums up the reasons to prefer one OS to the other.

Modern, up-to-date workstation
Fedora [GNU/Linux]
Windows
openSUSE Tumbleweed [GNU/Linux] (There are too many apps installed by default, mixed 32/64-bit)
Debian Unstable [GNU/Linux]
Rock-solid workstation
Debian GNU/Linux (stable branch)
CentOS [GNU/Linux]
openSUSE Leap [GNU/Linux] (default installation is a little bit bloated)
FreeBSD (no Wayland yet, limited HW support)
Old PC (~2004)
Debian GNU/Linux (with lightweight window manager)
FreeBSD
Windows 2000 (disconnected from the Internet)
Haiku
FreeDOS
ReactOS (it's not stable yet)
Server
Debian GNU/Linux
CentOS [GNU/Linux]
FreeBSD
Fedora Server [GNU/Linux]
openSUSE Leap [GNU/Linux]
If you like having troubles and don't care about your data or security
Linux Mint [GNU/Linux] (it's like Ubuntu with disabled security updates)
Ubuntu [GNU/Linux] (obsolete packages, inconsistent package versions (e.g. Gnome), not much stable)
ReactOS
Windows Me :-)

Applications

This is a list of the most useful applications. At least for me. It is sorted by my preference.

Internet Browser
Google Chrome
Mozilla Firefox
Opera
Vivaldi
Epiphany
Midori
Office Suite
Microsoft Office (Windows only, paid)
LibreOffice
WPS Office
Bitmap Graphics
GIMP
Krita
Vector Graphics
Inkscape
3D Graphics
Blender
Audio Editing
Audacity
Ardour
Video Cutting (Free)
Blender
PiTiVi
Cinelerra
ShotCut (crashes)
OpenShot
Video Editing (Free)
Blender
Natron
FTP Client
FileZilla
BitTorrent Client
Transmission
Virtual Machine
VirtualBox
Gnome Boxes
QEMU (with virt-manager on Fedora)
Disc Burning
ImgBurn
Ashampoo Burning Studio Free
Brasero