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           Prologue           

       Introduction       

It is suggested that you choose software based on the Unix philosophy; DOTADIW/"Do one thing and do it well". Programs usually come in three kinds, ones that run in a display server such as Xorg or Wayland, those that run in a browser (this is usually very harmful for reasons outlined in the browsers page) such as Electron (a Chromium based framework, that is reportedly spyware), and TUI or CLI programs that run in a terminal or tty (definitely the most minimal, a good example would be pass).

There is some criticism regarding GTK3 and GTK4, largely that they break compatibility to often (both in terms of app functionality and theming), that they are bloated, corporately controlled (through GNOME), or are simply ugly as compared to GTK2 (there are patches for this for GTK3).

Programs labeled green are ones I use unless uncontested.

       GUI Toolkits       

FLTK
FOX Toolkit
GNU Step
Motif
Ncurses
STLWRT
TQT3

       Chapter 1: Software       

       Browsers       

See the Browsers page.

       Email Clients       

See the Email page.

       File Manager       

I don't have a file manager to recommend but here's a few.
4pane
MidnightCommander
NNN
Ranger
ROX-Filer
SpaceFM
Thunar
Xplore
Worker
XFileExplorer

       Calendar/Day Planner       

Plan RetroImages Mirror (Clearnet). RetroImages Mirror (Tor). RetroImages Mirror (I2P).
TaskWarrior

       Gaming       

Games

       Instant Messaging       

See the IM page.

       Image Editor       

AzPainter
Classic Colors
GIMP

       Image Viewer       

Sxiv supports farbfeld.
nsxiv
sxiv

       Metadata Remover       

Remove meta-data from pictures, video etc.
mat2

       Password Manager       

DO NOT go with a web/cloud based password solution. Pass is probably the best option or you can use pen and paper.
Ayu
Passage
Pass
KeePassXC

       PDF/EPUB Reader       

Zathura

       RSS Reader       

Newsboat is written in muh Rust. Liferea can be used with GTK2.
Liferea
Newsboat
sfeed

       Terminal Emulator       

Darktile
Alacritty
Lilyterm
UUTerm
st
urxvt
xterm

       Text Editor       

DO NOT use an electron based editor like Atom, LimeText or similar. I use (Graphical) Vim but use whatever works for you that isn't cloud-based or massive bloat.

           Epilogue           

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