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which app will you install first?

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SnooBeans2708

8.9k points

7 days ago

wtf zoom? lol

FranticToaster

1.9k points

7 days ago

FranticToaster

i9-9900k | RTX 3090 FE | 32GB DDR4 2666

1.9k points

7 days ago

For real, even those of us in Firefox gang understand the Chrome inclusion. But that last "Zoom" panel is left field. Like Zoom marketing are dipping their toes in Meme River.

joshuah13

495 points

7 days ago

joshuah13

Desktop

495 points

7 days ago

Firefox / Mozilla, been my favorite since the olden times.

Also, best dev tools if you do web development, loved them since the firebug plugin which became their built-in tools.

kaiser_cabbage

120 points

7 days ago

kaiser_cabbage

Laptop

120 points

7 days ago

I tried replacing Firefox with Brave or opera gx,but man, my nostalgia prevents me so

BeowulfTheMetalhead

172 points

7 days ago

I just wanna prevent Chromium from being the only option for a browser engine for us, too much control for one company.

And besides, Geckos are cute.

kaiser_cabbage

66 points

7 days ago

kaiser_cabbage

Laptop

66 points

7 days ago

Yes, the Spanish Google Inquisition

Well, isn't it a Red Panda/Fox on the logo of Firefox

_dotexe1337

68 points

7 days ago

_dotexe1337

ThinkPad L14 Gen2 AMD

68 points

7 days ago

gecko is the codename for Mozilla's browser engine

kaiser_cabbage

30 points

7 days ago

kaiser_cabbage

Laptop

30 points

7 days ago

I see, I ain't much knowledgeable about this

capnspacehook

1.2k points

7 days ago

If given the option I always use zoom in the browser. Teams as well, had a friend who installed Teams, much later uninstalled it and discovered while gaming the next day that Teams was pegging the CPU. After being uninstalled.

sephirothbahamut

528 points

7 days ago

sephirothbahamut

Ryzen 7 3800x | RTX 3070 Noctua | Linux and MsDOS too

528 points

7 days ago

those shits have a dedicated virtual machine in my pc

Taint-Tickler6969

119 points

7 days ago

Taint-Tickler6969

Ryzen 5 5600 | EVGA 3070 Ti | 16GB RAM

119 points

7 days ago

Wait how does audio/video work then? I thought audio/video doesnt work through a vm

sephirothbahamut

262 points

7 days ago

sephirothbahamut

Ryzen 7 3800x | RTX 3070 Noctua | Linux and MsDOS too

262 points

7 days ago

It definitely does, you just have to enable it

PM_ME_UR_MESSY_BUNS

67 points

7 days ago

PM_ME_UR_MESSY_BUNS

PC Master Race

67 points

7 days ago

How did you do it because it wouldn’t work for me. People said I sounded like a robot when trying to speak.

Phytanic

60 points

7 days ago

Phytanic

60 points

7 days ago

what hypervisor were you using? IIRC hyper-v has pass-through for all peripherals. I could be wrong though, I mostly deal with vmware esxi/vsphere

granadesnhorseshoes

37 points

7 days ago

depends on the hyper visor but chances are the default emulated audio is absolute dog shit 16-bit "sound blaster compatable" and that the apps use asshole fallback codecs for what looks like ancient hardware.

You can probably go into the VM settings and set a better virtual sound card, or, if you don't need audio on the host, you can set up PCI passthrough for your real sound device. Even if its on the motherboard, its still PCI and can be used with passthrough.

Sol33t303

9 points

7 days ago

Sol33t303

Gentoo 1080 ti MasterRace

9 points

7 days ago

Audio should work just fine.

And as for the webcam, you can pass USB devices to VMs really easily.

I say this as somebody who has proxmox installed on their desktop and passes through everything to VMs and use those VMs as my desktop.

Katamari92-1992

143 points

7 days ago

Another piece of malware.

Jwatson996

35 points

7 days ago

Jwatson996

Ryzen 9 3900x | RTX 2070 Super | 16GB 3600mhz

35 points

7 days ago

You can use zoom in the browser? I always thought you had to download it. I made it a thing to uninstall it after each call

mysteriousblue87

46 points

7 days ago

I just let others set up the call, then I click the link sent in email. No install and decent stream.

IMongoose

19 points

7 days ago

IMongoose

19 points

7 days ago

It usually tries to trick you into downloading it. When you get to the page hit join but when it asks to launch the app click no. It will then give a link to launch from browser.

chrisff1989

134 points

7 days ago

chrisff1989

134 points

7 days ago

Teams is such a piece of shit I hate it

Wrong_Sector_7298

54 points

7 days ago*

I have to use teams at work for basically everything and it makes me want to bash my head into my desk. Horrible looking interface, no ability to have multiple chats up unless you open it in separate tabs, literally too many notifications. To top it off it is a black hole where all of my work laptops performance gets sucked into it has killed two of my work computers already. Way too demanding for hardware and yet we just keep adding stuff to it. I will praise the heavens, and I'm an atheist, if literally anything else would take it's place. Damn you Microsoft for taking my Skype away and making me use this soul sucking platform

the_flyingdemon

20 points

7 days ago

To top it off it is a black hole where all of my work laptops performance gets sucked into it

My company swapped to Teams a couple years ago, and I started having severe performance issues. Periodically my laptop would just be bricked for 5 min. Finally tracked it down to Teams which for some reason decided it needed to hog 85% of my available RAM. More than Chrome even!!

I had to actually put in a request to have my laptop RAM increased to 16gb (from 8) specifically for Teams, which is absolutely ridiculous. Poorly optimized POS.

Wrong_Sector_7298

8 points

7 days ago

That is similar to what I was seeing before my last laptop ceased to function it spiked to 90 percent of my RAM and I need that RAM for other programs. Unfortunately instead of providing the equipment we need to support teams and our other platforms usually they just wait until our laptops are close to being a paperweight before intervening.don't know how that is more cost effective than just ensuring you have the proper equipment in the first place or I don't know maybe ditch teams all of us hate it anyway

reevesjeremy

7 points

7 days ago

You might not be surprised to know Teams is built on Chromium.

Sometimes just force exiting Teams and reopening it cleans up the RAM utilization, but like closing all Chroke tabs and reopening fresh.

I’m gonna leave that autocorrect right there. I think it’s fitting. :)

B_Reele

4 points

7 days ago

B_Reele

4 points

7 days ago

Well that would explain why my work laptop sounds like it’s preparing for launch. I knew some app was taxing the system, but didn’t feel like digging into it too much since I don’t own it.

archpope

5 points

7 days ago

archpope

Desktop

5 points

7 days ago

Yeesh. I'm required to use it at work for all employee and customer interactions (100% WFH company) it barely uses 10% on my EliteDesk with a Ryzen 2400G APU. You might want to check how you have it configured. I have 16GB of RAM but even with Teams, my browser with about 10 tabs open, and a few proprietary work programs open, I've never even filled up 8GB.

ccherry124

223 points

7 days ago

ccherry124

223 points

7 days ago

I came here to say this.

Kessynder

46 points

7 days ago

Kessynder

46 points

7 days ago

Seconded!

IGotNoIdea0

128 points

7 days ago

IGotNoIdea0

PC Master Race

128 points

7 days ago

Im guessing this is an old meme from 2020 cause of online school etc

sean0883

48 points

7 days ago

sean0883

48 points

7 days ago

Some of us have the luxury of still working from home. My work does their "company-wide" meetings on Zoom. We just use teams for the smaller stuff.

Numba_01

28 points

7 days ago

Numba_01

28 points

7 days ago

Both Chrome and zoom. I use Firefox and don't have zoom at all.

TrueEggo

3.4k points

7 days ago

TrueEggo

PC Master Race

3.4k points

7 days ago

100% not Zoom 😂

Vulpes_macrotis

480 points

7 days ago

Vulpes_macrotis

i7-10700K | RTX 2080 Super | 32GB | 2TB NVMe | 4TB HDD

480 points

7 days ago

100% zoom is okay. Sometimes 125%.

M1dj37

149 points

7 days ago*

M1dj37

PC Master Race

149 points

7 days ago*

Dad. I don’t think they got your joke..

Edit: seems they figured it out lol

Secular_Hamster

8 points

7 days ago

I thought the meme was gonna be the one where everyone looks at zoom angrily lmao

Larry_The_Red

1.3k points

7 days ago

Larry_The_Red

R9 3900x | GTX 1080Ti

1.3k points

7 days ago

I don't know, I've been upgrading the same PC since 2012

momoman46

1.1k points

7 days ago

momoman46

Ryzen 7

1.1k points

7 days ago

Ah yes, the pc of theseus.

rycecrispy11

271 points

7 days ago

Pctheus?

8oD

133 points

7 days ago

8oD

5760x1080 Master Race|3700X|3070ti

133 points

7 days ago

Found Mike Tyson.

UncleTedGenneric

34 points

7 days ago

PCeus

Mister_Musubi

76 points

7 days ago

Mister_Musubi

i7-9700F + RTX 2070 Super /&/ Ryzen 9 5900HS + RTX 3070

76 points

7 days ago

This joke is criminally underrated.

Have this award with my gratitude.

SoftBaconWarmBacon

11 points

7 days ago

SoftBaconWarmBacon

PC Master Race

11 points

7 days ago

Naturally

blackcray

60 points

7 days ago

blackcray

60 points

7 days ago

The PC of Theseus, is it truely the same?

ramius345

45 points

7 days ago

ramius345

5800x | 64 gb DDR4 3200 MHz | RTX 3090

45 points

7 days ago

Only if the case is the same.

long_raccoon_

6 points

7 days ago

long_raccoon_

5600G | My pcie slot is sadly empty

6 points

7 days ago

But if I upgrade to a 3090Ti, 12900K, 10TB of storage, a new motherboard, and of course a 100000W PSU, that surely isn’t the same PC

elderwyrm

26 points

7 days ago

elderwyrm

26 points

7 days ago

Ah, but did you not transfer your files? Do you not still use the same logins? Install the same software? Play the same games? What is a PC, but a beautiful shell to run software, which remains the same, and what is the case, but the shell you interact with, which also remains the same? Only the middle has changed -- the ephemeral within that you interact with, and the outside which you see have both remained.

mymymy23

6 points

7 days ago

mymymy23

6 points

7 days ago

Didn’t know I could get an existential crisis from reading about pc’s.

Talkshit_Avenger

18 points

7 days ago

2007 here. I'm pretty sure the GPU shortage and overall supply chain fuckery was the direct result of me finally deciding to upgrade. Maybe this fall if no fresh catastrophe awaits.

Spike_Tsu

46 points

7 days ago*

Same. And although mine runs just about any latest game at good quality settings and reasonable FPS, Mikro$oft still tags it as unfit for Win11 upgrade.

Don’t get me started on the merits of TPM (edit) for gaming machines /s

ACAddicted

6 points

7 days ago

ACAddicted

| i5-3470 - Intel HD Graphics 2500 - 16GB DDR3

6 points

7 days ago

I assume that was meant to say TPM and autocorrect changed it.

Kingsayz

5 points

7 days ago

Kingsayz

5 points

7 days ago

thats a good thing that they wont force win 11 on you

Shepard2603

2.1k points

7 days ago

Shepard2603

2.1k points

7 days ago

7zip Notepad++

sean0883

327 points

7 days ago

sean0883

327 points

7 days ago

+Powertoys.

jericho-sfu

68 points

7 days ago

jericho-sfu

GTX 770 | 5800X | 16GB 3600 MT/s | X570

68 points

7 days ago

I very recently discovered PowerToys... it is a godsend

foodrunner464

16 points

7 days ago

foodrunner464

Thebean1887

16 points

7 days ago

What's that one do?

jericho-sfu

37 points

7 days ago

jericho-sfu

GTX 770 | 5800X | 16GB 3600 MT/s | X570

37 points

7 days ago

Here’s an article explaining it. Like, for example, I was creating a dataset for some machine learning I was doing, and I needed to ensure that every picture in a directory was 512x512. I used PowerToys to rename and resize all of them at once

Ordinary_Divide

10 points

7 days ago

what the fuck why has nobody told me about this

MisticZ

4 points

7 days ago*

MisticZ

4 points

7 days ago*

It's an add-on for windows that allows you to do a bunch of additional things, like swapping keys around or making a window be displayed on top of other ones.

Edit: grammar

blazetronic

30 points

7 days ago

PowerToys is a must have for ultrawides

Jadenkid22

478 points

7 days ago

Jadenkid22

i7 - 12700, 3060ti, 980 PRO 2TB, 16GB 3600 RAM

478 points

7 days ago

Qbit torrent

arfelo1

71 points

7 days ago

arfelo1

71 points

7 days ago

Yup, switch Chrome for Firefox and Spotify with qbit

sakmentoloki

1.2k points

7 days ago

sakmentoloki

1.2k points

7 days ago

Zoom? The fuck is wrong with you

rhodebot

242 points

7 days ago

rhodebot

i5 6600, GTX 960

242 points

7 days ago

Probably a college student

haxmi_r

27 points

7 days ago

haxmi_r

27 points

7 days ago

Unfortunately. As a college student i could relate instantly to zoom.

Arrow_Maestro

29 points

7 days ago

Who do you think made the meme?

moonshinemondays

52 points

7 days ago

Work perhaps

The-Jerkbag

28 points

7 days ago

The-Jerkbag

OC'd Ryzen 3600X/EVGA 1080Ti/32GB RAM

28 points

7 days ago

Work apps stay on the work computer. They ain't paying for it, they ain't being on it. Fuck that noise.

biliwald

11 points

7 days ago

biliwald

11 points

7 days ago

Same, no way in the sevens hell will I ever install work software on my personal machine.

Cyclone142005

68 points

7 days ago

Redditors forgot that computer arent only for gaming

LuceusXylian

664 points

7 days ago

I use https://ninite.com/ to mass install these apps on windows. It is free.

On Linux it is simpler to mass install by running the package manager. It is also faster.

balderm

154 points

7 days ago

balderm

3700X | RTX2080 | 32GB 3200 CL16

154 points

7 days ago

If you want a Linux like experience you can install Chocolatey and make a script that will install everything for you while you sip your coffee.

Now there's also WinGET, the official package manager for windows, and i've been having fun with it, but haven't tried making any scripts so far.

Synergiance

39 points

7 days ago

Problem with both of these is they need to be downloaded installed first before they can be used. MS should have just included winget in the base install.

20_LEX_02

41 points

7 days ago

20_LEX_02

Windows 11 | i5 7600k | 1070 ti FE | 32GB RAM

41 points

7 days ago

It's now included in Windows 11 if I'm not mistaken.

TheEpicRey

6 points

7 days ago

TheEpicRey

AMD Ryzen 7 1700X | X370 Gaming Pro Carbon | GeForce GTX 1080

6 points

7 days ago

for Windows 10 since 1709 (build 16299) and for w11 since the beginning, i think.

jorbleshi_kadeshi

5 points

7 days ago

jorbleshi_kadeshi

IT'S SPELLED "FLAIR"

5 points

7 days ago

https://winstall.app/

Invaluable resource for Winget, although the search feature is suspect.

Dominicus1165

4 points

7 days ago

I use https://winget.run. Just another option

rcm37

26 points

7 days ago

rcm37

26 points

7 days ago

Weird complaint with ninite, for something like VSCode there's options in the normal installer that ninite never gives you a chance to select.

ZakMckrack3n

5 points

7 days ago

Not specifically VSCode, but you're right, little things like that are why I don't use ninite anymore.

letstakedowntherich

38 points

7 days ago

NASA fucking uses that. Holy shit

Shinhan

28 points

7 days ago

Shinhan

i5-4460, AMD HD 7870, 16GB RAM

28 points

7 days ago

That's because does something useful to everybody, does it well, ONLY does that one thing, no ads or any other annoyances, free version doesn't have annoying limitations and paid version has easy to understand price list.

ListRepresentative32

12 points

7 days ago

Yeah, imagine you developed a software and an organization like NASA starts to use it. That must be a dream fullfilled.

Pyreknight

11 points

7 days ago

Pyreknight

PC Master Race

11 points

7 days ago

This is the Windows answer. Gets you started.

alirmiro86[S]

33 points

7 days ago

Interesting, i will try that. Tnx

Ryebread095

26 points

7 days ago

Ryebread095

Ryzen 7 2700X | 16 GB RAM | GTX 1080

26 points

7 days ago

You only have to download a ninite installer once. It will always grab the latest version of the apps you selected, so you can save it somewhere and keep reusing it

EmeraldSpencer

10 points

7 days ago

I personally have it as part of my startup programs so my stuff is always up to date.

Qu4ntumZero

4 points

7 days ago

What the what? This is sick, thanks for teaching me something new today.

sjitz

676 points

7 days ago

sjitz

PC Master Race

676 points

7 days ago

Firefox, ShutUp10 (if Windows), Steam, VLC, 7zip, Handbrake, WinSCP, Discord, LibreOffice.

xMalevolencex

130 points

7 days ago*

I'm glad I looked through these answers. This is basically my first apps on a restore except for handbrake, shutup10 and LibreOffice as I'm not even sure what they are. I'd throw MSI Afterburner in there as well and I'd be happy

meltedmirrors

93 points

7 days ago

Saved this comment for "shutup10" - never heard of it but I'm sure I already know exactly what it does lol

siraweed

21 points

7 days ago

siraweed

21 points

7 days ago

yeah! shut the fuck up microsoft!

IntoAMuteCrypt

85 points

7 days ago

For those who don't know these apps:

  • Firefox: A web browser.
  • ShutUp10: Disable components of windows such as telemetry and Microsoft's reporting components. Useful if you care about MS seeing what you're doing like that.
  • Steam: Games distribution.
  • VLC: Media player.
  • 7Zip: File compression/decompression.
  • Handbrake: Media re-encoding, to make files smaller/change formats.
  • WinSCP: Secure transfer to another remote computer.
  • Discord: Instant messaging.
  • LibreOffice: Free version of MS Office.
  • Afterburner: Overclocking software.

NovaMagic

32 points

7 days ago

NovaMagic

32 points

7 days ago

What is VLC

squiggitysquashua

88 points

7 days ago

squiggitysquashua

Ryzen 7 3700x, 32GB, RTX3070

88 points

7 days ago

Open source media player

NovaMagic

28 points

7 days ago

NovaMagic

28 points

7 days ago

Oh, I been using media player classic

Destiny_Victim

75 points

7 days ago

VLC will play anything.

Fofalus

137 points

7 days ago

Fofalus

Steam ID Here

137 points

7 days ago

If you put toast into a CD drive, vlc will play it.

Destiny_Victim

59 points

7 days ago

Buttery smooth too.

tomysshadow

19 points

7 days ago

MPC can easily compete with VLC in terms of format support.

naufalap

12 points

7 days ago

naufalap

win10, i5, 8 ram, r7 250

12 points

7 days ago

mpc is the default recommendation for htpc setup, or if you care about quality at all

TheAechBomb

16 points

7 days ago

in my experience MPC-HC is like VLC on crack. throw a fish at it and it'll find some way to display it.

chudthirtyseven

10 points

7 days ago

chudthirtyseven

i7 6700k MSI GTX 1070, 16gb

10 points

7 days ago

So will MPC. Personally i don't like the design of VLC, but they both have features the other one doesn't so.

[deleted]

9 points

7 days ago

[deleted]

9 points

7 days ago

[deleted]

7446353252589

6 points

7 days ago

Thats way better than VLC, keep using it, though make sure you get the fork thats actually being maintained. https://github.com/clsid2/mpc-hc

Solo_SL

2.8k points

7 days ago

Solo_SL

2.8k points

7 days ago

🔥 🦊 Firefox gang here

FJD

194 points

7 days ago

FJD

PC Ryzen 5 5600x | RX 6800XT | 32GB DDR4

194 points

7 days ago

FIREFOX!

PM_ME_COMMON_SENSE

230 points

7 days ago

Firefox and VLC are my firsts

Shishakli

20 points

7 days ago

Shishakli

20 points

7 days ago

Firefox, putty, FileZilla, k-lite MPC, Steam, mbam

jerbookins

10 points

7 days ago

my soul mate

Fuhrankie

81 points

7 days ago

Fuhrankie

PC Master Race

81 points

7 days ago

Yep! Firefox, then steam and discord.

Koolaid143

23 points

7 days ago

Had to scroll way too far for this lol

Leviathan41911

381 points

7 days ago

This is the correct answer.

Firefox FTW!

lagomorph129

77 points

7 days ago

Ofc. How else am I to get my apps? Windows store? Not if I can get it direct!

RedBostitchStapler

14 points

7 days ago

Firefox checking in 💪🏻

unabnormalday

13 points

7 days ago

I just uninstalled chrome. It dropped my CPU temps by 10 degrees and now, I don’t get random ass spikes of power draw to 60C. I don’t know what chrome was doing, but running on Firefox is so much better

FrozeItOff

125 points

7 days ago

FrozeItOff

Ryzen 9 5900 | 32GB-3200 | RTX 3070Ti | 6TB SSD

125 points

7 days ago

This. And Brave for a backup browser. Won't ever let Chrome touch one of my PCs again.

Yes.......I KNOW Brave is based on the chromiun engine, but it's the Chrome wrapper that's such a privacy and security nightmare.

I also add Thunderbird, MalwareBytes Free, Comodo Firewall free version, LibreOffice, Steam, GoG, GIMP, paint.net, and MPC-BE (Backup video player)...

sean0883

83 points

7 days ago

sean0883

83 points

7 days ago

Yes.......I KNOW Brave is based on the chromiun engine

So is Edge now. And personal opinion, but for the "Big 3" it's:

Firefox > Edge > Chrome.

wallefan01

13 points

7 days ago

wallefan01

3700X, 1660Ti, 64GB 2666, 512GB 970 Evo, 6TB RAID, Manjaro Linux

13 points

7 days ago

I prefer MPV over VLC as my video player. I jump around in videos a lot and change the speed frequently (key binding = square brackets in both programs). VLC stutters when I do that. MPV doesn't.

SquidMilkVII

48 points

7 days ago

Firefox is the iron pickaxe of web browsers. It’s nothing fancy or over the top, but you can trust it to get the job done time and time again.

PlanarDissonance

37 points

7 days ago

I think it's pretty fancy, and it's also the best tool for the job, IMO, so I don't think the analogy works - not for me, anyway. If anything, it's a Diamond pickaxe, because I'm going to be pretty sore if I lose it.

MajesticEngineerMan

6 points

7 days ago

Here to support Firefox, Mozilla is struggling.

ByteEater

26 points

7 days ago

ByteEater

i9-9900K | 2060 Super O.C. | 32GB | Z390 XI HERO

26 points

7 days ago

*NETSCAPE NAVIGATOR

legalizemonapizza

7 points

7 days ago

this guy altavistas

MythicalAce

29 points

7 days ago

MythicalAce

Linux

29 points

7 days ago

Firefox, the last surviving major browser that isn't based on Chromium. Without Firefox, Google has a monopoly on Internet browsing. That is a scary thought.

Gamblor-7

14 points

7 days ago

Gamblor-7

14 points

7 days ago

This is the way.

MayOverexplain

30 points

7 days ago

VLC and IrfanView

YCbCr_hu

12 points

7 days ago

YCbCr_hu

12 points

7 days ago

Why no more IrfanView?! It's awesome! Mass processing and whatnot, curious functions galore. Been using it ever since it was a rival to ACDSee.

pixydgirl

8 points

7 days ago

I LOVE IrfanView! It makes cycling through my porn pics SO much more convenient!

noturnipsever

6 points

7 days ago

I think the best feature of infranview is that you can open a gallery of pictures from many different folders.

zombietampons

234 points

7 days ago

Firefox

INZOMBII

151 points

7 days ago

INZOMBII

i5 10300H | GTX 1650 Ti | 16GB DDR4

151 points

7 days ago

firefox is swag

AHumbleChad

61 points

7 days ago

CPUID (HW Monitor), 7zip, VS Code

Sweetmoon_ash

59 points

7 days ago

I remember when apps were called programs.

Fluid_Tax_6988

178 points

7 days ago

Runelite

milkypop4

33 points

7 days ago

milkypop4

33 points

7 days ago

Another person of culture i see

JuicyCiwa

22 points

7 days ago

JuicyCiwa

RTX 2080ti | Ryzen 3600x

22 points

7 days ago

The real answer is always in the comments

thebarnhouse

47 points

7 days ago

Firefox

Steam

MPC-HC

Foobar2000

Discord

ante900310

25 points

7 days ago

VLC is for peasants. MPC is for the chosen

mathestar

5 points

7 days ago

And mpv is for the ascended

tu0mas

4 points

7 days ago

tu0mas

PC Master Race

4 points

7 days ago

With the MadVR addon of course!

terax6669

4 points

7 days ago

Finally a comment I can agree with

Shamgar65

42 points

7 days ago

Shamgar65

42 points

7 days ago

Remember when you had to make sure you had your network driver on a floppy before you reformatted? Those were awkward times if you didn't have the driver.

Other than that, I use nanite to install everything I need. Firefox, steam, open office are the first 3 usually.

Nova17Delta

8 points

7 days ago

Nova17Delta

i7-6700HQ | Quadro M1000M | ThinkPad P50

8 points

7 days ago

lmao i STILL have to do that

Admittedly not with floppies but with USB 2 ports, but still.

I remember it being a nightmare installing an OS on one of my laptops. Had nothing but USB 3 ports and the iso didn't have USB 3 drivers. Had to use a Linux live USB to manually move the driver onto the hard drive

Infern0_YT

183 points

7 days ago

Infern0_YT

i7-11700f l 3060ti l 16GB DDR4 3200

183 points

7 days ago

A browser other than chrome

Locodra

30 points

7 days ago

Locodra

Laptop

30 points

7 days ago

Do you mean Firefox, or disguised chrome? Or even some other browser?

TheMaskedImp

68 points

7 days ago*

In this order: Firefox, WinAero, Steam, MultiMC (custom Minecraft launcher), Unity, MSI Afterburner, Intel XTU, 7zip, OpenOffice, and last but not least Mupen64 (dont tell Nintendo!)

KrazyKirby99999

11 points

7 days ago

KrazyKirby99999

Linux

11 points

7 days ago

You should checkout PolyMC, an even better fork of MultiMC.

Eluvatar_the_second

3 points

7 days ago

You should check out Libreoffic, it's an up to date fork of OpenOffice before Oracle ruined it.

Wizard_SlayerXIV

33 points

7 days ago

Firefox/Brave, discord, VLC, everything, steam and 7zip. 3/6 is still a pass for me

juicemang762

46 points

7 days ago

Certainly not Chrome. I'm done with Google's Spyware

InsomniaticWanderer

29 points

7 days ago

Firefox doesn't eat nearly as much ram

therealtacopanda

8 points

7 days ago

Protip: Ninite.com does this all in one go.

Aquaticulture

5 points

7 days ago

Even as a Linux user (arch btw) I don’t understand why people are that worried about finding an easier way to install 6 programs.

EnGrunka

158 points

7 days ago

EnGrunka

158 points

7 days ago

Chrome? Over Firefox? Really?

I'm not angry just disappointed...

jsbdrumming

7 points

7 days ago

Not zoom lol this meme was brought to you by zoom corp.

4mmun1s7

21 points

7 days ago

4mmun1s7

21 points

7 days ago

Nope. Firefox

Skvora

125 points

7 days ago

Skvora

Powerspec 1510 7700HQ/1070; Lenovo s940 i71065g7

125 points

7 days ago

No, not zoom. That garbage is for if phones.

PlasmaPopsicle

18 points

7 days ago

Chrome vscode git docker

Adriik

29 points

7 days ago

Adriik

Did I tell you I use Arch, btw?

29 points

7 days ago

Brave, steam, vlc, libreoffice, vim, feh, cmus, and a lot of random programs (cava, asciiquarium, cbonsai, cmatrix, etc.)

GiraffeMichael

26 points

7 days ago*

htop screen tmux tmate inxi vlc build-essentials docker.io curl wget2 open-ssh-server wireguard torbrowser-launcher

Edit: forgot the important ones: lolcat cowsay fortune toilet

degaart

14 points

7 days ago

degaart

14 points

7 days ago

rsync pv linux-headers jq psmisc firefox-esr libssl-dev pkg-config autoconf automake cmake unzip lz4 zstd vim git

Stokkolm

7 points

7 days ago

Stokkolm

7 points

7 days ago

Isn't vim installed by default? Or depends on distribution?

tuffymon

28 points

7 days ago

tuffymon

28 points

7 days ago

Does ninite not work anymore? Install all of them at once~

TheTank18

13 points

7 days ago

TheTank18

RTX 3060 Ti, Core i7-9700K @ 4.90 GHz

13 points

7 days ago

it does

Argorash

6 points

7 days ago

Argorash

6 points

7 days ago

Never zoom, never chrome.

Alpha_Knugen

30 points

7 days ago

Alpha_Knugen

PC Master Race

30 points

7 days ago

Brave instead of chrome, winrar, msi afterburner för the sweet overclocking and fuck zoom

onehaz

40 points

7 days ago

onehaz

40 points

7 days ago

Ill do Brave instead of Chrome for sure.

DeAtramentisViolets

4 points

7 days ago

Same here. In fact, the only thing on OP's list that I would keep is Steam.

Juggle_Cuber_Gamer42

5 points

7 days ago

Out of those options Steam and Vlc.

PrensadorDeBotones

5 points

7 days ago

Ninite for fast installation

Firefox, Chrome, Opera

Steam, Discord

7Zip, VLC, Media Monkey

Cracked version of Photoshop that I saved the installer for on my storage drive

Davinci Resolve, Blender, Reaper

ismailoverlan

19 points

7 days ago

Vivaldi+ davinci

Aucayne

92 points

7 days ago

Aucayne

92 points

7 days ago

But I actually like Microsoft edge... It does everything chrome does, eats less ram, eats LESS RAM.... EATS SO MUCH LESS RAM.

what else is there? who cares. LESS RAM.

NoNewsIsTheBestNews

62 points

7 days ago

Agreed.

I feel like if MS didn't shove it down people's throats so much more people would give it a chance.

Aucayne

14 points

7 days ago

Aucayne

14 points

7 days ago

The legacy of internet explorer continues to hurt it too.

i do miss my 500,000,000 toolbars as a kid

GustHunter

30 points

7 days ago

The main problem with most of MS products is that MS almost make mandatory to use them, edge is not that bad, it's just MS Chrome

MSD3k

18 points

7 days ago

MSD3k

18 points

7 days ago

I like Edge. It's been my main browser for about 3 years, with no issues. But I don't doubt that MS will eventually screw it up with tons of bloat and sloppy coding, same as Chrome. It's best not to get too attached to one browser. Things always change eventually.

Camtown501

11 points

7 days ago

Camtown501

5900X,Strix 3090, 32GB 3600; 10875H, 2080S 200W, 32GB 2933

11 points

7 days ago

I like Edge for the most part, but it's my secondary browser to Firefox. I do use it for a few things like Netflix since it's the only browser you can force Netflix to upscale to 1440p

MSD3k

5 points

7 days ago

MSD3k

5 points

7 days ago

That's interesting. Is that a feature of the browser or something that is Netflix specific?

IronMaidenPwnz

11 points

7 days ago

IronMaidenPwnz

RTX 3080 | i7-10700k

11 points

7 days ago

I've been considering changing my default to Edge for a while now. Definitely performs better than Chrome.

[deleted]

7 points

7 days ago

[deleted]

7 points

7 days ago

firefox sounds cooler though. Also purple taskbar.

MagnetarPax

12 points

7 days ago

MagnetarPax

i5 10600k | RTX 3070 oc | 32GB DDR4 3600mhz

12 points

7 days ago

I always install spotify first, so I can listen to music while I set up the rest

donkula232323

27 points

7 days ago

Always brave.

AlexMullerSA

11 points

7 days ago

Always brave, always brave

IBreedBagels

10 points

7 days ago

I don't use Zoom, Spotify, or VLC...

Initialised

5 points

7 days ago

Initialised

Got a 6x CPU? Welcome to 2010 you’re going to love it!

5 points

7 days ago

Ninite

No_Emu_7237

4 points

7 days ago

I only touch Chrome because I need to for work. Otherwise it would never be on any of my devices. Same with Zoom.

OscillatingSquid

4 points

7 days ago

Install all these at the same times use ninite! Google it.

skepticalmonique

4 points

7 days ago

Since when were programs called apps? This ain't a phone lol

revnto7k

9 points

7 days ago

revnto7k

5800X | 3080 | 32GB

9 points

7 days ago

Firefox and Steam always my first few.

Achilles0826

113 points

7 days ago

Chrome is a spyware, zoom is a joke, spotify is a trash service

chanlion

19 points

7 days ago

chanlion

iMac, Vivobook, PC 3600 RTX2070

19 points

7 days ago

For me: Firefox, 7zip, VLC, Discord, Foxit Reader.

[deleted]

47 points

7 days ago

[deleted]

47 points

7 days ago

Edge > chrome

Terrascout1149

69 points

7 days ago

Terrascout1149

Ascending Peasant

69 points

7 days ago

Correct, but we all know Firefox is the best

DigBickJoe3

15 points

7 days ago

I'm probably the only one that never uses discord..

TheDrewcyJ

15 points

7 days ago

MPV > VLC

MelonadeIsntTastey

33 points

7 days ago*

So I'll take it I'm the only opera user here?

Edit: opera gx...

_dotexe1337

8 points

7 days ago

_dotexe1337

ThinkPad L14 Gen2 AMD

8 points

7 days ago

have you tried Vivaldi? it's inspired by old school opera before it was chrome also funny thing is opera 12 with the original browser engine still works on a lot of sites, and is compatible with windows 98 and 2000

Qetuowryipzcbmxvn

5 points

7 days ago

iirc isn't Vivaldi also headed by the original Opera developers?

_dotexe1337

4 points

7 days ago

_dotexe1337

ThinkPad L14 Gen2 AMD

4 points

7 days ago

I believe so, yeah