Simplenote is the simplest way to keep notes. It is light, clean, and free. Joplin is a free, open source note taking and to-do application. It supports synchronisation of your notes across multiple devices.
Other applications: Web browsers, e.g., Brave is a fast, private, and secure web browser. Audio and Video: VLC is the ultimate media player; DaVinci Resolve is one of the best video editing tools; OBS is free and open-source software for video recording and live streaming; HandBrake is a tool for converting videos from and to just about any format; and Kodi is a free and open-source media player application.
Install Visual Studio Code. Extensions: Python extension for Visual Studio Code and One Dark Pro.
Open Folder, e.g, /home/myUser/myPython.
New File. You may have a warning: Linter pylint (a source-code, bug and quality checker for Python) is not installed. Click on Install.
Create a virtual environment (python3 -m venv venv) and activate it (source ./venv/bin/activate). If you want to deactive it, you need to type deactivate.
Install packages in your environment: python3 -m pip install covid.
Add an external disk (/dev/sdb1) formatted in ext4:
sudo chown -R $USER:$USER /mnt/discoExterno.
sudo vi /etc/fstab: /dev/sdb1 (it describes the file system) /mnt/discoExterno (it describes the mount point) ext4 (the file system type) defaults 0 0. C)
sudo mount -a. It causes all filesystems described in fstab to be mounted as indicated in fstab.
Games: Kapman is a clone of the well-known game Pac-Man (kapman): Settings, Configure Kapman, Retro. 0 A.D. is a real-time strategy game that is free and open source. SuperTuxKart is a 3D open-source arcade racer with a variety characters, tracks, and modes to play. JGalaxian is a Java-based Space Invaders clone. Read our articles Mind Teasers and Children educational software: GCompris, The KDE Education Project (kdeedu), and ktuberling (potato game for kids).
WebApps: Webapp Manager.They allow you to run web applications as if they were local apps.
You may want to change their icons: cd .local/share/applications,
Ventoy is an open source tool to create bootable USB drive.
Download the installation package and decompress it. Run the shell script as root: sudo sh Ventoy2Disk.sh -i /dev/sdX
/dev/sdX needs to be changed to your USB drive, you could check it with the following command: sudo parted -l
That’s it! We just need to copy .iso images to the USB.
Some useful ISOs: Tails (a portable operating system that protects against surveillance and censorship), GParted (a free partition editor for graphically managing your disk partitions), Clonezilla (a free partition and disk imaging/cloning program), Ubuntu, and Garuda Linux.
Configure the persistent USB drive: sudo ./CreatePersistentImg.sh. It creates a file (persistence.dat) inside the ventoy folder. Next, copy it to your USB drive. Now create a folder called “ventoy” in your USB drive. And then create a configuration file (“ventoy.json”) inside this recently created ventoy folder.
You may also want to create directories: ISOs (and copy all your ISO files into this one), persistence (persistence.dat, persistence2.dat, etc.), and PortableApps to be organized.
Remote Access to Windows. Log in to Windows: Settings, Remote Desktop, Enable Remote Desktop. Go back to GNU/Linux: Open Remmina Remote Desktop, Name (Windows), Protocol (RDP), Server (IP Windows), Username and Password (Windows user), Resolution (Use client resolution).
The Windows Subsystem for Linux lets developers run a GNU/Linux environment ‐‐ including most command-line tools, utilities, and applications ‐‐ directly on Windows.
Enable the Windows Subsystem for Linux. Open PowerShell as Administrator and run: Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName Microsoft-Windows-Subsystem-Linux or Control Panel, Turn Windows features on or off, Windows Subsystem for Linux and Windows Machine Platform.
Open the Microsoft Store and install your favorite Linux distribution. Ubuntu could be a good choice.
Enter the Windows Subsystem for Linux. Open PowerShell and type wsl.
Type df -h. Each of Windows letter drives (C, D, E, etc) is treated as a mounted drive from the WSL Linux file system: /mnt/c, /mnt/d, etc.
Anbox is a container-based approach for running Android on GNU/Linux.
Install Anbox and the Android Debug Bridge (ADB): snap install ‐‐devmode ‐‐beta anbox, sudo apt install android-tools-adb. If the Anbox container is not running yet, you can start it now: anbox.appmgr.