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    What are some Linux desktop application you cannot live without? I am really amazed at how Linux has come over the past few years as a desktop operating system! No more than 5 years ago I had to run OSX to get the best of both worlds: a decent core computing platform with good productivity tools. However, in the last few years it is now a reality: Linux easily can match MacOS as a productive desktop platform. So apps making this possible for me: Productivity: - LibreOffice or OpenOffice - Google Keep (Chrome App) - Simple Note - Makagiga (todo manager a little more robust than what Google Keep can offer) - Draw.io (chrome app) pretty polished, robust and free diagramming app - Journey (Chrome App) Journal app that is pretty polished - Caret polished cross-platform markup editor (simplenote just too many features for professional use) - Dropbox is cross-platform and the free storage plan is good enough to sync important files across systems Development: - JetBrains IDE's PHPStorm, WebStorm, and Pycharm (community) - Komodo Edit - offers a code runner, RegEx Toolkit and HTTP Debugger. Pricey but every few years it will go on sale for about 99 us - SublimeText - worth 75 bones for me. Atom just takes too long to load. - RazorSQL - about $99 for a cross-platform SQL swiss-army knife. - MySQL WorkBench - Virtual Box - VMWare Workstation (this supports level-1 nested hypervisors better for learning Hyper-V and vSphere) - CMD tools of course is where Linux is a powerhouse: phpbrew, Python, GIT (dropbox works well for small repositories :-) ), Vagrant, PHP, MySQL, etc... - Leptop code snippet manager Web / Internet / Networking - Chrome - Firefox for its dev extensions - HexChat - FileZilla - WireShark (duh) - nLoad - nTop Media: - VideoStream (Chrome Plugin for streaming to Chromecast) - Gimp - VLC - Pix image viewer