Brain Dump

Enjoy some of this free and open-source code on my Github page. All of the work here is free to use, fork, make fun of, or whatever you want. 

  • All Of Them – Take a look around all the scripts
  • Distro Hoppers Delight – this script is a menu driven software installation tool to quickly get up and running.
  • Scarlett 2i2 Pulse Audio Fix – This is a configuration to remove random static and interference from Scarlett 2i2 in Linux. Likely work with other audio interfaces if you follow the steps manually. Edit /etc/pulse/daemon.conf
  • Pinebook Pro Temp Checker – Simple script to display CPU and GPU temps for the Pinebook Pro ARM device

I’ve put together lists of guides and tips and tricks along my journey through Linux. I hope they help you. 

Linux Software Spotlight

This is a list of my favorite software applications for Linux. I hope this list helps you discover some new and amazing software that runs on Linux. I've provided links to the project webpages for more information. Installation of the software should be done via your distros repository such as Ubuntu (sudo apt install Kdenlive) or Arch (pacman -S kdenlive). Some of the software is available as a SNAP or Flatpak so check for universal package options if it is not in your distro repository or software store.

One command to install most of the non-proprietary software listed below in Arch distro:

$ sudo pacman -S kdenlive peek gimp inkscape tilix fish calibre flameshot krita smplayer strawberry guvcview darktable shotwell remmina thunderbird obs-studio telegram-desktop feedreader deja-dup simple-scan


Name Category Description
Kdenlive Video Open source non-linear video editor with powerful video creation and export abilities
Lightworks Video *Not Open Source* Professional video editing tool
FFMPEG Video Convert video or audio files flv to mp4
Sublime Text IDE Coding and text editor
OBS Studio Recording Desktop recording and live streaming software
Glimpse Image Editor Image editing tool for Linux
Inkscape Image Editor Vector graphics and drawing tool
Tilix Terminal Tiling terminal editor
Fish Shell Smart command line shell (Set Fish as your default shell instead of Bash: chsh -s /usr/bin/fish)
Brave Browser Web browser with adblocker built in
Firefox Browser Web browser with container tabs
Telegram Social Messaging and social site with strong privacy and encryption (only partially open source)
Whalebird Social Mastodon desktop tool for social media
Zoom Video Conferencing *Not Open Source* Best reliable video conferencing software
Steam Gaming Valve based Steam store and game management tool
Itch.io Gaming Gaming platform and game management tool
Lutris Gaming Gaming platform and game management tool
Calibre E-books Ebook management and conversion tool
Flameshot Screenshot Powerful and simple screenshot tool with additional editing captabilities
Krita Drawing Digital painting and drawing tool
PIA VPN VPN Private Internet Access VPN tool and GUI for internet privacy
Bitwarden Password Manager The best password manager on the planet. Cross-platform and open source.
SimpleNote Notes Simple note taking tool that saves to the cloud.
SimpleScan Print Simple utility to interface and create scanned documents including PDF files.
SMPlayer Video Player Video player and playback tool with built-in codecs
Strawberry Video Player Music player and organizer with beautiful interface
Cava Music Visualizer Music visualizer through the terminal for fun.
Guvcview Webcam Webcam settings editor that works with many webcams for changing default settings.
Darktable Photography Photography workflow and management tool (RAW support) and video/image downloader works with diverse set of devices including iOS, Android, Nikon, Sony, etc.
Shotwell Photography Photo manager and downloader.
Screenly Digital Signage Photo manager and downloader.
Nextcloud Cloud Server Nextcloud is a powerful self hosted cloud server application for communication, storage of media, notes, contacts, etc. Available as a SNAP.
Mega.nz Cloud Server Mega.nz is a privacy and security focused version of Dropbox.
Pamac (Arch Only) Package Manager For Arch distros ONLY. Great GUI for software management and installation.
Kodi Media Server Kodi is a free media player that is designed to look great on your big screen TV but is just as home on a small screen.
Remmina Remote Desktop Remmina is a remote desktop client written in GTK+, aiming to be useful for system administrators and travellers, who need to work with lots of remote computers in front of either large monitors or tiny netbooks.
Ukuu Kernel Tool Unfortunately some major distros run behind for up to 6+ months on kernel versions. Use ukuu (with caution) to upgrade the kernel for hardware support.
Thunderbird Email Free desktop email management tool
ProtonMail Email Secure and private email service with free and paid options
FeedReader RSS Desktop RSS feed reader and management tool
DejaDup Backup Easy to utilize backup utility for saving and backing up important files
Bleachbit Maintenance Clean your system and free disk space *use with caution*
Multiboot USB ISO Burner Burns Live ISO images onto USB drives. Multiboot allows for multiple Live ISO images to be burned onto the same USB drive
Clonezilla Backup Powerful disk imaging and cloning tool