My List of Ubiquitous Software

(Really just a list for myself when I reinstall a new computer.)

Productivity

Communication

  • Skype – but the Windows client, not the Win10 app
  • Slack – collaboration/chat client

Development

Tools & Utilities

Internet

Security

  • KeePass 2 – storing passwords securely
  • VeraCrypt – encrypted disk volumes
  • F-Secure SAFE – antivirus protection for desktop and mobile
  • mkcert – generate local certificates with a local CA

Audio

Graphics

  • Inkscape – SVG editor
  • Corel Paint Shop Pro 9 – pretty good image editor, fast, lightweight, but only version 9
  • NAPS 2 – scanner utility

Video

Servers

  • Apache/PHP – web server (links to Windows downloads)
  • MySQL – still my favorite database
  • Zabbix – server monitoring, takes a while to set up right but when it works, it’s nice
  • OpenHAB 2 – IoT automation and monitoring (a real pain to set up right, but powerful when it works)
  • Bitvise SSH Server – free Windows ssh server
  • RabbitMQ – messaging platform
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