Linux At Uni: Here's The Applications I Use Every Day




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Recently a viewer asked me whether it was possible to get through university using only Linux, so today I’ve decided to look at the software that I will be using going into my final year, now this isn’t a complete list but it covers the important things like note taking, emails, document creation and a bit of entertainment.

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Software List:
Writing
+ Nvim
Markdown
Groff
Latex

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34 thoughts on “Linux At Uni: Here's The Applications I Use Every Day

    Brodie Robertson

    (February 20, 2020 - 6:35 am)

    If you're in university/college what are you running this year, are you still stuck on Windows or Mac OS or have you decided to come try out Linux, and if so what are you running this year that's important to your workflow.

    İsmail Efe Top

    (February 20, 2020 - 6:35 am)

    Actually gmail with Thunderbird is very very easy i never had a problem with it.

    parthu janu

    (February 20, 2020 - 6:35 am)

    Where is Cherry Tree ?

    OllerOnlineOchse

    (February 20, 2020 - 6:35 am)

    Dude, for spotify check out the ncurses program ncspot. It's in the terminal obviously and uses a libre spotify library.

    Ethan

    (February 20, 2020 - 6:35 am)

    all roads lead to PDF ¯_(ツ)_/¯

    Ethan

    (February 20, 2020 - 6:35 am)

    the AUR is one of the Linux community's greatest acheivements

    counterdutch

    (February 20, 2020 - 6:35 am)

    Browser QuteBrowser , give it a try 🙂

    Tor-Haakon Gjone

    (February 20, 2020 - 6:35 am)

    In stead of Google docs or Office 365, you could use Overleaf. It allows you to write latex collaboratively.

    Siegfried Kircheis

    (February 20, 2020 - 6:35 am)

    Linux users are either business people or anime people. There is no middle ground.

    Kevin Clarke

    (February 20, 2020 - 6:35 am)

    2000 emails my god! most from the mighty Luke Smith ( A UNix GOD!)

    Rufus Pilula

    (February 20, 2020 - 6:35 am)

    Audacious is a really good GUI music player. Very low resource usage (50-75MB), very simple to use and understand. I like it more than Clementine because of the simpler and cleaner UI.

    Benjamin Chausse

    (February 20, 2020 - 6:35 am)

    Cool stuff man! You could control Spotify with spotify-tui (Aur). It's basically a remote control for Spotify. And if you don't want the Spotify app at all on your system, just get spotifyd-full (Aur) which is a daemon for it.

    LucificD

    (February 20, 2020 - 6:35 am)

    Yo like ur vids but i feel like ur not looking in the lens but a point below

    zen

    (February 20, 2020 - 6:35 am)

    ios ide = xcode?

    sharperguy

    (February 20, 2020 - 6:35 am)

    If you're collaberating with programmers though, use latex in a git repo.

    Bob Bob

    (February 20, 2020 - 6:35 am)

    What Uni do you go to?

    klimenkodr123

    (February 20, 2020 - 6:35 am)

    Graduated 1 month ago. It was a pain in the ass. MathCAD, Matlab, ChemCAD, solidworks, Ms Excel (for VBA), AutoCAD, visual studio. It felt like Microsoft bribed the whole University into using Windows-only software.

    Daniel Tan

    (February 20, 2020 - 6:35 am)

    As a Psych student, I'm a bit of an anomaly amongst my friends. I've been running Linux for about half a year so far and been loving every moment of it over Windows. I would switch from KDE to bspwm (I used i3 over the holidays on a work computer and loved the experience) but I don't have the time to troubleshoot since I'm writing my thesis, so I need to make the shift after I graduate this year.

    ultrahalf

    (February 20, 2020 - 6:35 am)

    mpv gang

    GZ

    (February 20, 2020 - 6:35 am)

    How about the literature/reference manage software, what do you use?

    Walter Eikrem

    (February 20, 2020 - 6:35 am)

    Hey man, I've been watching since the Luke shout-out. and dude… in just that little while your videos have become my new favorite notification from YouTube. I've learned so much from both you and Luke's videos! so just have to thank you for sharing what you know.

    I'm also a student, I'm afraid I'm forced to have a windows partition on my school laptop tho. due to a garbage almost malware program we are forced to use during exams called Safe Exam Browser. but other than that I've been a Manjaro user for a long time. and on my way to a bachelor degree in information systems i just started using vim tho. do you think you could make a video on how to make/edit or install themes for vim? or maybe just vim-customization videos of any kind?

    anyhow keep the vids commin!
    cheers from Norway!

    Owen Ebert

    (February 20, 2020 - 6:35 am)

    Man, after Brodie and I took turns on that donkey, his cousins comes up to us and asks if we wanna take turns on her instead and we like nah we'd prefer to do the donkey

    Oskar Čokl

    (February 20, 2020 - 6:35 am)

    Thank you for the recomendations. Keep it up 😀

    Jacob Arrowood

    (February 20, 2020 - 6:35 am)

    I've had zero issues with gmail in Thunderbird.

    Med

    (February 20, 2020 - 6:35 am)

    Max Hass

    (February 20, 2020 - 6:35 am)

    Firefox actually runs faster for me than Brave for some reason.

    P Ct

    (February 20, 2020 - 6:35 am)

    You can create a macro in newsboat to open the video link directly in mpv without having to copy&paste it.

    Humm

    (February 20, 2020 - 6:35 am)

    Don’t use Groff, it’s literally the worst troff implementation available. Use neatroff. Groff doesn’t support Unicode properly and is just … worse. In many ways. Neatroff is available in the AUR.

    Med

    (February 20, 2020 - 6:35 am)

    markdown
    +
    latex
    = RMarkdown

    Mr. Rich B.O.B

    (February 20, 2020 - 6:35 am)

    Why wouldn't you be able to? I mean, it's not like most of the free programs students use anyway are either ported to Linux, or are written for Linux, or GNU has better programs that those of for Linux.

    Also, Groff is like rediculously easy. After learning LaTeX for months, it was super easy–I picked it up in an hour. I prefer LaTeX, and LaTeX is the better suite, but it is kinda slow. It just depends on what you like; making fonts for Groff from TTF is actually rather easy, though I am yet to do it, as I rarely use Groff.

    For reference, Brian Kernighan (yes, the demi-god) wrote one of his most recent books in Groff; he did so because MS office was too cumbersome and he didn't know LaTeX, so he wasn't sure what he would face, but he worked with Troff for a very long time. I believe he wrote Pic, right? His comment on Groff is, "It is way better than Troff ever was;" he spoke in terms of bugs and having problems.

    Groff is quite clunky, and you have to put bold and italics, etc. on their own line, which is weird, but it is fast. However, once you start writing in it, you quickly learn why most man pages suck donkey balls and are terrible, because it is confusing to navigate stuff written in Groff ;P

    James Ward

    (February 20, 2020 - 6:35 am)

    I find lollypop to be the best gui private music player by far. The aesthetic is similar to Spotify and much prettier than rythmbox or Clementine.

    eyüp yorulmaz

    (February 20, 2020 - 6:35 am)

    Also a cs student here. And seems like our choice of software is very similar.

    Tibor Schneider

    (February 20, 2020 - 6:35 am)

    Org mode should be on that list too… markdown, notes, agenda, todo lists. I even use it for presentations.

    Minhaj Shovon

    (February 20, 2020 - 6:35 am)

    what reader do you recommend that can highlight and leave notes on a pdf file and can open files like epub, djvu

    *watching from bangladesh

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