Commonly used applications (cross-platform)

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These days my preferred platform is Linux.

Switching from another operating system may seem a little problematic.

One of the most common problems is availability of applications.

I prefer tools that will allow me to do the job regardless of which operating system I'm using.

Here's a list of some applications that I use most often when switching between platforms.

Task GUI Shell
Text editor Atom, Sublime Text vim
System status htop, glances
Media format conversion Handbrake ffmpeg

Tags: linux, tools, applications, app, cross-platform

Blocking trackers via /etc/hosts

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These are some of the entries I keep in my /etc/hosts file. Feel free to borrow. 127.0.0.1 facebook.com 127.0.0.1 fbcdn.com 127.0.0.1 www.facebook.com 127.0.0.1 www.google-analytics.com 127.0.0.1 ssl.google-analytics.com 127.0.0.1 www.google.com 127.0.0.1 google.com 127.0.0.1 www.google-analytics.com 127.0.0.1 google.com 127.0.0.1 plus.google.com 127.0.0.1 play.google.com 127.0.0.1 googletagservices.com 127.0.0.1 googletagmanager.com 127.0.0.1 safebrowsing.google.com 127.0.0.1 sb.l.google.com 127.0.0.1 clients1.google.com 127.0.0.1 clients.google.com 127.0.0.1 clients.l.google.com 127.0.0.1 safebrowsing-cache.google.com 127.0.0.1 support.google.com 127.0.0.1 fonts.googleapis.com 127.0.0.1 ajax.googleapis.com 127.0.0.1 apis.google.com 127.0.0.1 accounts.google.com 127.0.0.1 google-public-dns-a.google.com 127.0.0.1 ssl.gstatic.com 127.0.0.1 www.gstatic.com 127.0.0.1 csi.gstatic.com 127.0.0.1 pagead2.googlesyndication.com 127.0.0.1 partner.googleadservices.com 127.0.0.1... more


Tags: trackers, hosts, facebook, google, mac, linux