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Usefull / good programs to have on your Pi

Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:48 pm
by Pie_with_Berries
This is list of programs that Are Usefull, good, or programs that will be in "I can´t do anything without that program on this pc!" list. Here are six programs..


1.Guake Terminal
Guake terminal is Quake styled Terminal That slides onto your screen by pressing one key!! (F12)

Install:

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sudo apt-get install guake
2.Sypnatic-Package Manager
Synaptic is a graphical package management program. It provides the same features as the apt-get command line utility with a GUI


Install:

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sudo apt-get install Synaptic

3.Qmmp
QMMP is feature packed music player. It´s almost same as AIMP (at least for me)


Install:

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sudo apt-get install qmmp

4.Firefox ESR
It´s just Firefox but with EXTENDED SUPPORT(Extended Support Release)!! But you can use it like regular Firefox. (more info about ESR version: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/organizations/)


install:

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sudo apt-get install firefox-esr

5.GIMP
GIMP Stands for: GNU Image Manipulator Program. (ooooof. that was long) and you can use on Image editing or like Paint program.


Install:

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sudo apt-get install gimp
6.Deluge
Degule is lightweight BitTorent downloader with Encryption.


Install:

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sudo apt-get install deluge

Well this is all my friends..
Enjoy your new programs
(if you found any mistakes in my english, feel free to reply. That will help to enchant my english)
(fun fact: this was typed from RPI 4B)


Your Pie_with_Berries

Re: Usefull / good programs to have on your Pi

Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:25 pm
by W. H. Heydt
My default additional installed programs are: fortune, putty, gparted, units, mplayer, and dclock.

Re: Usefull / good programs to have on your Pi

Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:58 pm
by Botspot
synaptic (package manager)
rclone (access to cloud storage including Google Drive)
firefox-esr (backup browser when chromium doesn't work)
gparted (fix corrupted disks, manage partitions, etc)
simplescreenrecorder (screen recorder)
shotwell (I use it to quickly edit and adjust photos, but you can also manage photos and import from cameras)
systemd-container (useful to launch Raspbian virtual desktops)
arduino (to program arduino)
numlockx (turns numlock on when booting)
conky (super handy system monitor)
zram (not a package, but this doubles your ram by compressing it, see here)
And my Windows 10 transformation pack (Makes Raspbian Pixel look and feel like Windows 10)

Re: Usefull / good programs to have on your Pi

Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:37 pm
by timrowledge
Botspot wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:58 pm
And my Windows 10 transformation pack (Makes Raspbian Pixel look and feel like Windows 10)
What, deliberately? Why? Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!

Re: Usefull / good programs to have on your Pi

Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:04 pm
by hardwaremack-orginal
If I needed any of that then Raspberry Pi Foundation would have issued it to me. :-)

Re: Usefull / good programs to have on your Pi

Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:35 pm
by Andyroo
scrot for screen shots
gparted for disk changes (though it normally live on my Lenovo laptop)
MQTT pub/sub client, paho-mqtt and my own IoT monitoring stack
pip3
SAMBA
ssh security keys
ufw firewall
tmux
arping

Midori is getting on more boxes but not on every GUI box yet

Re: Usefull / good programs to have on your Pi

Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:44 pm
by rin67630
Botspot wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:58 pm

arduino (to program arduino)
But not from the reposit0ries! The version there is completely outdated.
Go to arduino.cc
Take that one https://www.arduino.cc/download_handler.php
Chose the LinuxARM32Bit version

Re: Usefull / good programs to have on your Pi

Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:05 pm
by DougieLawson
rin67630 wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:44 pm
Botspot wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:58 pm

arduino (to program arduino)
But not from the reposit0ries! The version there is completely outdated.
Go to arduino.cc
Take that one https://www.arduino.cc/download_handler.php
Chose the LinuxARM32Bit version
Have they fixed the missing ESP8266/Wemos/ESP12 pieces yet? The LinuxArm Arduino piece isn't useful without those things since I've mostly given up with Arduino Unos & Nanos in favour of ESP12s and Wemos D1s.

My essentials include: eject, gparted, lynx, ufw, ntp, mosquitto-clients.
My rejections include: rfkill, epiphany-browser*

Re: Usefull / good programs to have on your Pi

Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:06 pm
by W. H. Heydt
Botspot wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:58 pm
zram (not a package, but this doubles your ram by compressing it, see here)
That seems like it would be less than useful on a Pi4B, especially the 2GB or 4GB models, where it would introduce overhead without providing any actual benefit.

Re: Usefull / good programs to have on your Pi

Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:13 pm
by IOTON
apt-get install mc

back to 1993(for me)

Re: Usefull / good programs to have on your Pi

Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:29 pm
by hardwaremack-orginal
back then the 2 wonders of the world for me were SMARTDRV and QUIK MENU, on my IBM PS/2 286
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Re: Usefull / good programs to have on your Pi

Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:49 pm
by scruss
DougieLawson wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:05 pm
Have they fixed the missing ESP8266/Wemos/ESP12 pieces yet?
That one's solely on Espressif Systems. Their toolchain only builds on x86/x86_64.

Essentials? BBC BASIC for SDL 2.0. Matrix Brandy BASIC. Perlbrew. Netpbm (the one from source, not the 20 year old Debian one). Emacs. q.Micro.

But most of all: enabling the Compose key and setting up a couple of workspaces with proper Alt-Tab behaviour.

Re: Usefull / good programs to have on your Pi

Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:50 pm
by Imperf3kt
The only program I install on top of a Raspbian desktop is renpy.
Unfortunately the one in the repos is very outdated / experimental, so I must compile it from source myself.

Raspbian has everything else I need.

Re: Usefull / good programs to have on your Pi

Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:28 pm
by ejolson
W. H. Heydt wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:25 pm
My default additional installed programs are: fortune, putty, gparted, units, mplayer, and dclock.
What? Fortune without cowsay? How useful is that?

Re: Usefull / good programs to have on your Pi

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:00 am
by W. H. Heydt
ejolson wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:28 pm
W. H. Heydt wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:25 pm
My default additional installed programs are: fortune, putty, gparted, units, mplayer, and dclock.
What? Fortune without cowsay? How useful is that?
I prefer to take my fortunes straight.

Re: Usefull / good programs to have on your Pi

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:23 am
by ejolson
W. H. Heydt wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:00 am
ejolson wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:28 pm
W. H. Heydt wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:25 pm
My default additional installed programs are: fortune, putty, gparted, units, mplayer, and dclock.
What? Fortune without cowsay? How useful is that?
I prefer to take my fortunes straight.

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Re: Usefull / good programs to have on your Pi

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:20 am
by the_atmosphere
ejolson wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:23 am
W. H. Heydt wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:00 am
ejolson wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:28 pm
What? Fortune without cowsay? How useful is that?
I prefer to take my fortunes straight.

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there was a version of crunchbang i tried years ago and that's the only reason i discovered fortune
they had it run with notify-send and a little toast notification would popup every few minutes and i wondered what the hell was going on
i guess to re-create this you need the notify-osd package
i tried cowsay before, the cows disturb me a bit, but i guess i should trust in their wisdom
you can set an icon with notify-send
notify-send --icon="/home/pi/Pictures/notacow.png" "$(fortune)"

Re: Usefull / good programs to have on your Pi

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:58 am
by Gavinmc42
apt-get install mc

back to 1993(for me)
Yep Midnight Commander is a must.
File manager and editor that even works remotely over ssh ;)

Re: Usefull / good programs to have on your Pi

Posted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:22 am
by ejolson
Gavinmc42 wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:58 am
apt-get install mc

back to 1993(for me)
Yep Midnight Commander is a must.
File manager and editor that even works remotely over ssh ;)

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/ Another program I find useful and good  \
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Re: Usefull / good programs to have on your Pi

Posted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:26 am
by clicky
Probably completely irrelevant - but I have just discovered that dosbox is shipped with Raspbian:

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sudo apt-get install dosbox
and that I have some really, really old game saved from pre 2000 that work perfectly well like Prince of Persia, Warcraft II and original Microprose's Transport Tycoon (nodays really nicely replaced with Open Transport Tycoon which I would recommend) - all that work under dosbox...

Re: Usefull / good programs to have on your Pi

Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:32 am
by HermannSW
scruss wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:49 pm
DougieLawson wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:05 pm
Have they fixed the missing ESP8266/Wemos/ESP12 pieces yet?
That one's solely on Espressif Systems. Their toolchain only builds on x86/x86_64.
That is one of the reasons I sometimes have to use a x86 Linux laptop.
Another reason is that Salea logic analyzer software does not run on arm as well :-(

Tools to install:
  • raspiraw for high framerate video capturing (up to 750fps/1007fps for v1/v2 camera)
  • raspi2png (takes screenshots on Rasbian console including HDMI overlays like from raspistill/raspivid)
  • u4vl (low latency access Raspberry camera or desktop (console as well as X11) remotely in browser)
I don't need to install an editor since "vi" I use since 1990 is available by default ;-)

Re: Usefull / good programs to have on your Pi

Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:29 pm
by HiassofT
HermannSW wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:32 am
Another reason is that Salea logic analyzer software does not run on arm as well :-(
You could give sigrok a try, it's in Raspbian repo and supports a bunch of Salae logic analyzers https://sigrok.org/wiki/Supported_hardware

so long,

Hias

Re: Usefull / good programs to have on your Pi

Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:57 pm
by DougieLawson
HermannSW wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:32 am

I don't need to install an editor since "vi" I use since 1990 is available by default ;-)
But that version is severely crippled. So I improve it with sudo apt install vim to get from vim.tiny to full fat, fully featured vim.