06 October 2014

Macbook Air 11" 2013 - The definitive guide for migration to Arch Linux - Volume 2



In this post I'll just show some apps that can help you and some recommendations, let's get started (you can use whatever you want, of course):

1) Libreoffice 
Instead of Openoffice, I feel libreoffice is way more "light" than openoffice, so yeah. You can also use playonlinux and install your favorite microsoft office, they works quite fine using playonlinux.
2) Chrome
Stable, Dev and Beta are available through AUR, so you can install via yaourt. Firefox is also available for people that doesn't feel comfortable using chrome
3) Thunderbird
If you don't like evolution or kmail, thunderbird is available.
4) Pidgin
Personal choice, I'm not a huge fan of empathy...
5) Skype
If you don't have any issues about security, skype is available too.
6) vlc
Forget about installing a shitload of binaries, and libraries, and drivers and whatever else. Just install this guy to see videos and stuff.
7) digikam/shotwell
If you need something fast to see images from cellphones or whatever else, use digikam (for kde) or shotwell (for gnome), both of them do a nice job. If you need something more, just install gimp.
8) clementine/amarok/banshee
It's a matter of preference. I like banshee for a music player, but I gave here three choices.
9) guake/yakuake
I don't know about you, but having a terminal in the "quake" way is quite sexy. Available for QT desktops (yakuake) and GTK desktops (guake).
10) dropbox
Why not? You can also make encrypted containers with whatever crypto you like and store on dropbox.

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EXPERIMENTAL FEATURES

This features isn't really necessary, but gives you some eyecandy and stuff..


1) Fonts
I have two sets of fonts I can't live without it: terminus-font (for terminal) and ttf-liberation (for desktop)
2) Fonts (again)
If you really want something way better to your eyes while working, give fontconfig-infinality a try. Is available at AUR.

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