Hey everyone! In this article I want to tell you how I changed my main OS to Linux and which programs I’m using in everyday life and in the development. Obviously, it’s not completely list of programs cause I improve myself every day.
I changed my main OS to Linux about 6 months ago and the choice between a lot of distribution kits was one of the hardest thing. My friend gave me some advice about it (he said that I should try all of them and use the best for me). I read some articles about the most popular distributions and choose Manjaro.
Now I can say that it’s so good distribution kit for desktop but I also recommend you to try some distributions or read about them to make a decision.
When you will choose a distribution kit you will have the main question “Which programs I can use in Linux to develop and do simple daily tasks?”
GUI Gnome 3 – graphical interface for the comfortable use of Desktop Linux
Telegram App – the best messenger in the world
Google Chrome – browser
Docky – apps panel in MacOS style
Filezilla – FTP Client
Libre Office – the best office programs package
Etcher – LiveUSB creating utility
Inkscape – vector graphics creating
GIMP – image editor
Shutter – shot your screen
VLC – media player
Hack – monospace font for code and website 🙂
NetBeans – IDE for PC development
Eclipse – RTOS and microcontrollers development IDE
SW4STM32 – Eclipse based IDE for STM32 by OpenSTM
STM32CUBEMX – special framework for STM32
Atom – text and code editor
Smartgit – GUI for GIT
Cutecom – graphical COM-ports viewer
Arduino IDE – simple projects on Arduino and ESP devkits
Upverter – schematic and PCB creating program
Terminal – the most useful program 🙂
In conclusion, I think you should try Linux and make your own opinion about pros and cons of this OS, cause I think it will be more objective. In my opinion, Linux is the most stable system and I really recommend it for you. But choice is yours…
P.S. If you are become interested about Linux and want to know about it, you should watch “Revolution OS”. It describes the story of creators of program revolution.