Note that these are not all FOSS.

  • Photo Editing:

  • Video Editing:

    • DaVinci Resolve
    • CapCut
    • Shotcut
  • Audio Editing:

    • Audacity
    • Cakewalk
    • GarageBand
  • 3D Graphics:

    • Blender
    • Spline
    • Rumba
  • Office Software:

    • LibreOffice
    • Microsoft 365 Free Apps
    • WPS Office
  • Antivirus Software:

    • Windows Security
    • Avast Free Antivirus
    • Malwarebytes
  • Productivity Tools:

    • Bitwarden
    • VSCodium
    • PDF-XChange Editor
    • 7-Zip
    • OBS Studio
    • LanguageTool
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      I always recommend Windows Defender and a good sense of Internet security to anyone who uses a computer.

      If you’re dumb, no antivirus can protect you. If you’re reasonably intelligent, any antivirus will protect you.

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      Avast should not be recommended.

      In late 2019, Avast browser extensions were found to collect user data, including browsing behavior and history, and send it to a remote server. The discovery led to the extensions of the Avast and AVG brands being temporarily removed from the Google Chrome, Firefox and Opera extension stores, however, they returned a short time later as there was no concrete evidence that demonstrated a breach of private data of the users.

      In January 2020, a joint investigation by Motherboard and PCMag found that the Avast Antivirus and AVG AntiVirus Free version were collecting user data, which was being resold to personalize advertising through a subsidiary, Jumpshot. The leaked documents showed that Jumpshot offered to provide its customers with “Every search. Every click. On every site.” from more than 100 million compromised devices. In response, Avast announced on January 30, 2020, that it would immediately shut down Jumpshot and cease all operations due to the backlash of its users’ data privacy.

      On the basis of the information revealed, on 11 February 2020 the Czech Office for Personal Data Protection announced that it had initiated a preliminary investigation.

      In February 2024, the Federal Trade Commission fined Avast $16.5 million for collecting user data and reselling that data. The collection was done under their program to ensure that such collection of user data was not happening.

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      I successfully edited a video with it having never done so before, which I think speaks to how well it’s designed. There’s definitely a tiny learning curve, but it’s a kiddy coaster.

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      How’s the performance, size and features compared to Premiere?

      I find Premiere to be a bit of a pain in the ass sometimes and pretty slow, but I didn’t like Davinci + I’m paying for Adobe anyway.

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    I recommend Okular for PDF reading. No ads, no upsells, no BS. It also has native dark mode

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    I only discovered Krita recently, but holy shit does it fill the Photoshop void very well. The UI isn’t the same as PS, obviously. But I find it much easier to navigate than Gimp’s UI. And Krita is surprisingly feature-rich.

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      Gonna share this, because I had no idea… I think the last time I updated Audacity was, like, 10 years ago…

      Here’s Tenacity, which I’ll be checking out shortly…

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        Doesn’t that apply to every project hosted in America, too, though? Every project is subject to the jurisdiction in which it is hosted. And I know they’re not the only project that accepts error reports and in-app updates. Unless there is more telemetry involved or tracking of out-of-app activity, I’m not seeing cause for alarm here. Though I’m open to evidence that there is.

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          From what I’ve seen on their site since is that they’re saying they are now GDPR compliant. And I suppose, since they are still open source, that anyone finding anything seriously malicious would have pointed it out by now. Maybe just a bit of bad press and people jumping to conclusions because “Russia bad.”

          I do still plan to check out Tenacity though and see if it’s a better project.

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            As someone who contributes to FOSS projects, I think you put too much trust in the ability of the community to police such things. There simply aren’t enough people reviewing project code to ensure it’s safety and compliance if a maintainer or team decide to follow bad local laws or act explicitly in a malicious way. Some things get caught but I’m sure there are things thst slip through.

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              Yeah, it’s actually a major issue with FOSS in general. It’s essentially the bystander effect in code review; When everybody is reviewing the code, nobody is.

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    Some of us use FOSS because of access to the source and the benefits of an all FOSS system. Not because it’s zero cost. This list is just zero cost and some happen to be FOSS.

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      Some of us like free stuff though and the post never said that it was supposed to be a list of FOSS projects.

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        I guess this is Technology not Linux or FOSS, but feels like the difference is often mixed up and it’s not all about cost. Anyway, looks like there is now a added note they aren’t all FOSS.

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          looks like there is now a added note they aren’t all FOSS.

          The post hasn’t been edited.

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            Well then I missed that the first time.

            I’d have put in bracket with each list item if it was FOSS, shareware, free trial, free for non corp use, etc.

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    Although not technically free, I would add Reaper to the list for audio editing. It gives you a pop-up asking if you want to buy the program, but it’s not required. I know people who have been using it for years without actually purchasing it. (I have since purchased a license because I use it professionally). No features are locked behind the paid license.

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        It is open source, but had some controversy. Most prominently the addition of telemetry a few years ago, which was never included in the builds managed by Debian or most other distro maintainers. They also added a Contributor License Agreement which lets the Audacity project change its own license (even to a non-foss one, though they promise they won’t) without needing to have the change approved by any individual developers.

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          Just to know, how do you disable telemetry, if it isn’t off by default?

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            I’m not completely sure but I think they removed it at some point after the public backlash (which was 3 years ago now). For the Windows version at least, there apparently used to be an option during the installation wizard for setting whether telemetry is enabled or not. Most Linux distros never had the telemetry at all. I don’t know about Mac.

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    Take CapCut off because it’s more like TikTok editing than video editing.

    Divinci has a learning curve but any curve is better than learning solely on a ByteDance owned product.