r/pcmasterrace 14d ago Helpful 7 Wholesome 4 Silver 1

which app will you install first? Question

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u/SnooBeans2708 14d ago Silver Wholesome All-Seeing Upvote

wtf zoom? lol

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u/FranticToaster i9-9900k | RTX 3090 FE | 32GB DDR4 2666 14d ago

For real, even those of us in Firefox gang understand the Chrome inclusion. But that last "Zoom" panel is left field. Like Zoom marketing are dipping their toes in Meme River.

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u/joshuah13 Desktop 14d ago

Firefox / Mozilla, been my favorite since the olden times.

Also, best dev tools if you do web development, loved them since the firebug plugin which became their built-in tools.

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u/kaiser_cabbage Laptop 14d ago

I tried replacing Firefox with Brave or opera gx,but man, my nostalgia prevents me so

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u/BeowulfTheMetalhead 14d ago

I just wanna prevent Chromium from being the only option for a browser engine for us, too much control for one company.

And besides, Geckos are cute.

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u/kaiser_cabbage Laptop 14d ago

Yes, the Spanish Google Inquisition

Well, isn't it a Red Panda/Fox on the logo of Firefox

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u/_dotexe1337 ThinkPad L14 Gen2 AMD 14d ago

gecko is the codename for Mozilla's browser engine

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u/kaiser_cabbage Laptop 14d ago

I see, I ain't much knowledgeable about this

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u/capnspacehook 14d ago

If given the option I always use zoom in the browser. Teams as well, had a friend who installed Teams, much later uninstalled it and discovered while gaming the next day that Teams was pegging the CPU. After being uninstalled.

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u/sephirothbahamut Ryzen 7 3800x | RTX 3070 Noctua | Linux and MsDOS too 14d ago

those shits have a dedicated virtual machine in my pc

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u/Taint-Tickler6969 Ryzen 5 5600 | EVGA 3070 Ti | 16GB RAM 14d ago

Wait how does audio/video work then? I thought audio/video doesnt work through a vm

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u/sephirothbahamut Ryzen 7 3800x | RTX 3070 Noctua | Linux and MsDOS too 14d ago

It definitely does, you just have to enable it

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u/PM_ME_UR_MESSY_BUNS PC Master Race 14d ago

How did you do it because it wouldn’t work for me. People said I sounded like a robot when trying to speak.

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u/Phytanic 14d ago

what hypervisor were you using? IIRC hyper-v has pass-through for all peripherals. I could be wrong though, I mostly deal with vmware esxi/vsphere

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u/granadesnhorseshoes 14d ago

depends on the hyper visor but chances are the default emulated audio is absolute dog shit 16-bit "sound blaster compatable" and that the apps use asshole fallback codecs for what looks like ancient hardware.

You can probably go into the VM settings and set a better virtual sound card, or, if you don't need audio on the host, you can set up PCI passthrough for your real sound device. Even if its on the motherboard, its still PCI and can be used with passthrough.

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u/Sol33t303 Gentoo 1080 ti MasterRace 14d ago

Audio should work just fine.

And as for the webcam, you can pass USB devices to VMs really easily.

I say this as somebody who has proxmox installed on their desktop and passes through everything to VMs and use those VMs as my desktop.

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u/Katamari92-1992 14d ago

Another piece of malware.

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u/Jwatson996 Ryzen 9 3900x | RTX 2070 Super | 16GB 3600mhz 14d ago

You can use zoom in the browser? I always thought you had to download it. I made it a thing to uninstall it after each call

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u/mysteriousblue87 14d ago

I just let others set up the call, then I click the link sent in email. No install and decent stream.

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u/IMongoose 14d ago

It usually tries to trick you into downloading it. When you get to the page hit join but when it asks to launch the app click no. It will then give a link to launch from browser.

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u/chrisff1989 14d ago

Teams is such a piece of shit I hate it

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u/Wrong_Sector_7298 14d ago edited 14d ago

I have to use teams at work for basically everything and it makes me want to bash my head into my desk. Horrible looking interface, no ability to have multiple chats up unless you open it in separate tabs, literally too many notifications. To top it off it is a black hole where all of my work laptops performance gets sucked into it has killed two of my work computers already. Way too demanding for hardware and yet we just keep adding stuff to it. I will praise the heavens, and I'm an atheist, if literally anything else would take it's place. Damn you Microsoft for taking my Skype away and making me use this soul sucking platform

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u/the_flyingdemon 14d ago

To top it off it is a black hole where all of my work laptops performance gets sucked into it

My company swapped to Teams a couple years ago, and I started having severe performance issues. Periodically my laptop would just be bricked for 5 min. Finally tracked it down to Teams which for some reason decided it needed to hog 85% of my available RAM. More than Chrome even!!

I had to actually put in a request to have my laptop RAM increased to 16gb (from 8) specifically for Teams, which is absolutely ridiculous. Poorly optimized POS.

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u/Wrong_Sector_7298 14d ago

That is similar to what I was seeing before my last laptop ceased to function it spiked to 90 percent of my RAM and I need that RAM for other programs. Unfortunately instead of providing the equipment we need to support teams and our other platforms usually they just wait until our laptops are close to being a paperweight before intervening.don't know how that is more cost effective than just ensuring you have the proper equipment in the first place or I don't know maybe ditch teams all of us hate it anyway

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u/reevesjeremy 13d ago

You might not be surprised to know Teams is built on Chromium.

Sometimes just force exiting Teams and reopening it cleans up the RAM utilization, but like closing all Chroke tabs and reopening fresh.

I’m gonna leave that autocorrect right there. I think it’s fitting. :)

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u/B_Reele 14d ago

Well that would explain why my work laptop sounds like it’s preparing for launch. I knew some app was taxing the system, but didn’t feel like digging into it too much since I don’t own it.

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u/archpope Desktop 14d ago

Yeesh. I'm required to use it at work for all employee and customer interactions (100% WFH company) it barely uses 10% on my EliteDesk with a Ryzen 2400G APU. You might want to check how you have it configured. I have 16GB of RAM but even with Teams, my browser with about 10 tabs open, and a few proprietary work programs open, I've never even filled up 8GB.

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u/ccherry124 14d ago

I came here to say this.

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u/IGotNoIdea0 PC Master Race 14d ago

Im guessing this is an old meme from 2020 cause of online school etc

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u/sean0883 14d ago

Some of us have the luxury of still working from home. My work does their "company-wide" meetings on Zoom. We just use teams for the smaller stuff.

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u/Numba_01 14d ago

Both Chrome and zoom. I use Firefox and don't have zoom at all.

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u/TrueEggo PC Master Race 14d ago

100% not Zoom 😂

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u/Vulpes_macrotis i7-10700K | RTX 2080 Super | 32GB | 2TB NVMe | 4TB HDD 14d ago

100% zoom is okay. Sometimes 125%.

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u/M1dj37 PC Master Race 14d ago edited 14d ago

Dad. I don’t think they got your joke..

Edit: seems they figured it out lol

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u/Secular_Hamster 13d ago

I thought the meme was gonna be the one where everyone looks at zoom angrily lmao

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u/Larry_The_Red R9 3900x | GTX 1080Ti 14d ago

I don't know, I've been upgrading the same PC since 2012

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u/momoman46 Ryzen 7 14d ago Silver Helpful Wholesome Ally

Ah yes, the pc of theseus.

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u/rycecrispy11 14d ago

Pctheus?

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u/8oD 5760x1080 Master Race|3700X|3070ti 14d ago Silver

Found Mike Tyson.

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u/Mister_Musubi i7-9700F + RTX 2070 Super /&/ Ryzen 9 5900HS + RTX 3070 14d ago

This joke is criminally underrated.

Have this award with my gratitude.

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u/SoftBaconWarmBacon PC Master Race 14d ago

Naturally

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u/blackcray 14d ago

The PC of Theseus, is it truely the same?

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u/ramius345 5800x | 64 gb DDR4 3200 MHz | RTX 3090 14d ago

Only if the case is the same.

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u/long_raccoon_ 5600G | My pcie slot is sadly empty 14d ago

But if I upgrade to a 3090Ti, 12900K, 10TB of storage, a new motherboard, and of course a 100000W PSU, that surely isn’t the same PC

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u/elderwyrm 14d ago

Ah, but did you not transfer your files? Do you not still use the same logins? Install the same software? Play the same games? What is a PC, but a beautiful shell to run software, which remains the same, and what is the case, but the shell you interact with, which also remains the same? Only the middle has changed -- the ephemeral within that you interact with, and the outside which you see have both remained.

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u/mymymy23 13d ago

Didn’t know I could get an existential crisis from reading about pc’s.

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u/Talkshit_Avenger 14d ago

2007 here. I'm pretty sure the GPU shortage and overall supply chain fuckery was the direct result of me finally deciding to upgrade. Maybe this fall if no fresh catastrophe awaits.

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u/Spike_Tsu 14d ago edited 13d ago

Same. And although mine runs just about any latest game at good quality settings and reasonable FPS, Mikro$oft still tags it as unfit for Win11 upgrade.

Don’t get me started on the merits of TPM (edit) for gaming machines /s

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u/ACAddicted | i5-3470 - Intel HD Graphics 2500 - 16GB DDR3 14d ago

I assume that was meant to say TPM and autocorrect changed it.

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u/Kingsayz 14d ago

thats a good thing that they wont force win 11 on you

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u/Shepard2603 14d ago Silver

7zip Notepad++

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u/sean0883 14d ago

+Powertoys.

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u/jericho-sfu GTX 770 | 5800X | 16GB 3600 MT/s | X570 14d ago

I very recently discovered PowerToys... it is a godsend

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u/foodrunner464 Thebean1887 14d ago

What's that one do?

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u/jericho-sfu GTX 770 | 5800X | 16GB 3600 MT/s | X570 13d ago

Here’s an article explaining it. Like, for example, I was creating a dataset for some machine learning I was doing, and I needed to ensure that every picture in a directory was 512x512. I used PowerToys to rename and resize all of them at once

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u/Ordinary_Divide 13d ago

what the fuck why has nobody told me about this

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u/MisticZ 14d ago edited 13d ago

It's an add-on for windows that allows you to do a bunch of additional things, like swapping keys around or making a window be displayed on top of other ones.

Edit: grammar

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u/blazetronic 14d ago

PowerToys is a must have for ultrawides

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u/Jadenkid22 i7 - 12700, 3060ti, 980 PRO 2TB, 16GB 3600 RAM 14d ago

Qbit torrent

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u/arfelo1 14d ago

Yup, switch Chrome for Firefox and Spotify with qbit

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u/sakmentoloki 14d ago

Zoom? The fuck is wrong with you

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u/rhodebot i5 6600, GTX 960 14d ago

Probably a college student

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u/haxmi_r 13d ago

Unfortunately. As a college student i could relate instantly to zoom.

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u/Arrow_Maestro 14d ago

Who do you think made the meme?

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u/moonshinemondays 14d ago

Work perhaps

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u/The-Jerkbag OC'd Ryzen 3600X/EVGA 1080Ti/32GB RAM 14d ago

Work apps stay on the work computer. They ain't paying for it, they ain't being on it. Fuck that noise.

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u/biliwald 14d ago

Same, no way in the sevens hell will I ever install work software on my personal machine.

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u/Cyclone142005 14d ago

Redditors forgot that computer arent only for gaming

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u/LuceusXylian 14d ago Take My Energy

I use https://ninite.com/ to mass install these apps on windows. It is free.

On Linux it is simpler to mass install by running the package manager. It is also faster.

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u/balderm 3700X | RTX2080 | 32GB 3200 CL16 14d ago

If you want a Linux like experience you can install Chocolatey and make a script that will install everything for you while you sip your coffee.

Now there's also WinGET, the official package manager for windows, and i've been having fun with it, but haven't tried making any scripts so far.

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u/Synergiance 14d ago

Problem with both of these is they need to be downloaded installed first before they can be used. MS should have just included winget in the base install.

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u/20_LEX_02 Windows 11 | i5 7600k | 1070 ti FE | 32GB RAM 14d ago

It's now included in Windows 11 if I'm not mistaken.

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u/TheEpicRey AMD Ryzen 7 1700X | X370 Gaming Pro Carbon | GeForce GTX 1080 13d ago

for Windows 10 since 1709 (build 16299) and for w11 since the beginning, i think.

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u/jorbleshi_kadeshi IT'S SPELLED "FLAIR" 14d ago

https://winstall.app/

Invaluable resource for Winget, although the search feature is suspect.

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u/rcm37 14d ago

Weird complaint with ninite, for something like VSCode there's options in the normal installer that ninite never gives you a chance to select.

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u/ZakMckrack3n 13d ago

Not specifically VSCode, but you're right, little things like that are why I don't use ninite anymore.

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u/letstakedowntherich 14d ago

NASA fucking uses that. Holy shit

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u/Shinhan i5-4460, AMD HD 7870, 16GB RAM 14d ago

That's because does something useful to everybody, does it well, ONLY does that one thing, no ads or any other annoyances, free version doesn't have annoying limitations and paid version has easy to understand price list.

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u/ListRepresentative32 14d ago

Yeah, imagine you developed a software and an organization like NASA starts to use it. That must be a dream fullfilled.

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u/Pyreknight PC Master Race 14d ago

This is the Windows answer. Gets you started.

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u/alirmiro86 14d ago

Interesting, i will try that. Tnx

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u/Ryebread095 Ryzen 7 2700X | 16 GB RAM | GTX 1080 14d ago

You only have to download a ninite installer once. It will always grab the latest version of the apps you selected, so you can save it somewhere and keep reusing it

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u/EmeraldSpencer 14d ago

I personally have it as part of my startup programs so my stuff is always up to date.

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u/Qu4ntumZero 14d ago

What the what? This is sick, thanks for teaching me something new today.

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u/sjitz PC Master Race 14d ago Wholesome

Firefox, ShutUp10 (if Windows), Steam, VLC, 7zip, Handbrake, WinSCP, Discord, LibreOffice.

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u/xMalevolencex 14d ago edited 14d ago

I'm glad I looked through these answers. This is basically my first apps on a restore except for handbrake, shutup10 and LibreOffice as I'm not even sure what they are. I'd throw MSI Afterburner in there as well and I'd be happy

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u/meltedmirrors 14d ago

Saved this comment for "shutup10" - never heard of it but I'm sure I already know exactly what it does lol

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u/siraweed 14d ago

yeah! shut the fuck up microsoft!

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u/IntoAMuteCrypt 14d ago Take My Energy

For those who don't know these apps:

  • Firefox: A web browser.
  • ShutUp10: Disable components of windows such as telemetry and Microsoft's reporting components. Useful if you care about MS seeing what you're doing like that.
  • Steam: Games distribution.
  • VLC: Media player.
  • 7Zip: File compression/decompression.
  • Handbrake: Media re-encoding, to make files smaller/change formats.
  • WinSCP: Secure transfer to another remote computer.
  • Discord: Instant messaging.
  • LibreOffice: Free version of MS Office.
  • Afterburner: Overclocking software.
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u/NovaMagic 14d ago

What is VLC

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u/squiggitysquashua Ryzen 7 3700x, 32GB, RTX3070 14d ago

Open source media player

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u/NovaMagic 14d ago

Oh, I been using media player classic

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u/Destiny_Victim 14d ago

VLC will play anything.

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u/Fofalus Steam ID Here 14d ago

If you put toast into a CD drive, vlc will play it.

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u/Destiny_Victim 14d ago

Buttery smooth too.

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u/tomysshadow 14d ago

MPC can easily compete with VLC in terms of format support.

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u/naufalap win10, i5, 8 ram, r7 250 14d ago

mpc is the default recommendation for htpc setup, or if you care about quality at all

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u/TheAechBomb 14d ago

in my experience MPC-HC is like VLC on crack. throw a fish at it and it'll find some way to display it.

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u/chudthirtyseven i7 6700k MSI GTX 1070, 16gb 14d ago

So will MPC. Personally i don't like the design of VLC, but they both have features the other one doesn't so.

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u/7446353252589 14d ago

Thats way better than VLC, keep using it, though make sure you get the fork thats actually being maintained. https://github.com/clsid2/mpc-hc

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u/Solo_SL 14d ago Silver Gold Platinum Helpful Wholesome Take My Energy Ally This Eureka!

🔥 🦊 Firefox gang here

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u/FJD PC Ryzen 5 5600x | RX 6800XT | 32GB DDR4 14d ago

FIREFOX!

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u/PM_ME_COMMON_SENSE 14d ago

Firefox and VLC are my firsts

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u/Shishakli 14d ago

Firefox, putty, FileZilla, k-lite MPC, Steam, mbam

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u/jerbookins 14d ago

my soul mate

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u/Fuhrankie PC Master Race 14d ago

Yep! Firefox, then steam and discord.

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u/Koolaid143 14d ago

Had to scroll way too far for this lol

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u/Leviathan41911 14d ago

This is the correct answer.

Firefox FTW!

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u/lagomorph129 14d ago

Ofc. How else am I to get my apps? Windows store? Not if I can get it direct!

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u/RedBostitchStapler 14d ago

Firefox checking in 💪🏻

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u/unabnormalday 14d ago

I just uninstalled chrome. It dropped my CPU temps by 10 degrees and now, I don’t get random ass spikes of power draw to 60C. I don’t know what chrome was doing, but running on Firefox is so much better

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u/FrozeItOff Ryzen 9 5900 | 32GB-3200 | RTX 3070Ti | 6TB SSD 14d ago

This. And Brave for a backup browser. Won't ever let Chrome touch one of my PCs again.

Yes.......I KNOW Brave is based on the chromiun engine, but it's the Chrome wrapper that's such a privacy and security nightmare.

I also add Thunderbird, MalwareBytes Free, Comodo Firewall free version, LibreOffice, Steam, GoG, GIMP, paint.net, and MPC-BE (Backup video player)...

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u/sean0883 14d ago

Yes.......I KNOW Brave is based on the chromiun engine

So is Edge now. And personal opinion, but for the "Big 3" it's:

Firefox > Edge > Chrome.

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u/wallefan01 3700X, 1660Ti, 64GB 2666, 512GB 970 Evo, 6TB RAID, Manjaro Linux 14d ago

I prefer MPV over VLC as my video player. I jump around in videos a lot and change the speed frequently (key binding = square brackets in both programs). VLC stutters when I do that. MPV doesn't.

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u/SquidMilkVII 14d ago

Firefox is the iron pickaxe of web browsers. It’s nothing fancy or over the top, but you can trust it to get the job done time and time again.

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u/PlanarDissonance 14d ago

I think it's pretty fancy, and it's also the best tool for the job, IMO, so I don't think the analogy works - not for me, anyway. If anything, it's a Diamond pickaxe, because I'm going to be pretty sore if I lose it.

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u/MajesticEngineerMan 14d ago

Here to support Firefox, Mozilla is struggling.

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u/ByteEater i9-9900K | 2060 Super O.C. | 32GB | Z390 XI HERO 14d ago

*NETSCAPE NAVIGATOR

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u/MythicalAce Linux 14d ago

Firefox, the last surviving major browser that isn't based on Chromium. Without Firefox, Google has a monopoly on Internet browsing. That is a scary thought.

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u/Gamblor-7 14d ago

This is the way.

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u/MayOverexplain 14d ago

VLC and IrfanView

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u/YCbCr_hu 14d ago

Why no more IrfanView?! It's awesome! Mass processing and whatnot, curious functions galore. Been using it ever since it was a rival to ACDSee.

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u/pixydgirl 14d ago

I LOVE IrfanView! It makes cycling through my porn pics SO much more convenient!

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u/noturnipsever 14d ago

I think the best feature of infranview is that you can open a gallery of pictures from many different folders.

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u/INZOMBII i5 10300H | GTX 1650 Ti | 16GB DDR4 14d ago

firefox is swag

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u/AHumbleChad 14d ago

CPUID (HW Monitor), 7zip, VS Code

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u/Sweetmoon_ash 14d ago

I remember when apps were called programs.

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u/Fluid_Tax_6988 14d ago

Runelite

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u/milkypop4 14d ago

Another person of culture i see

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u/JuicyCiwa RTX 2080ti | Ryzen 3600x 14d ago

The real answer is always in the comments

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u/thebarnhouse 14d ago

Firefox

Steam

MPC-HC

Foobar2000

Discord

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u/ante900310 14d ago

VLC is for peasants. MPC is for the chosen

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u/mathestar 14d ago

And mpv is for the ascended

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u/tu0mas PC Master Race 14d ago

With the MadVR addon of course!

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u/terax6669 14d ago

Finally a comment I can agree with

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u/Shamgar65 14d ago

Remember when you had to make sure you had your network driver on a floppy before you reformatted? Those were awkward times if you didn't have the driver.

Other than that, I use nanite to install everything I need. Firefox, steam, open office are the first 3 usually.

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u/Nova17Delta i7-6700HQ | Quadro M1000M | ThinkPad P50 14d ago

lmao i STILL have to do that

Admittedly not with floppies but with USB 2 ports, but still.

I remember it being a nightmare installing an OS on one of my laptops. Had nothing but USB 3 ports and the iso didn't have USB 3 drivers. Had to use a Linux live USB to manually move the driver onto the hard drive

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u/Infern0_YT i7-11700f l 3060ti l 16GB DDR4 3200 14d ago

A browser other than chrome

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u/Locodra Laptop 14d ago

Do you mean Firefox, or disguised chrome? Or even some other browser?

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u/TheMaskedImp 14d ago edited 14d ago

In this order: Firefox, WinAero, Steam, MultiMC (custom Minecraft launcher), Unity, MSI Afterburner, Intel XTU, 7zip, OpenOffice, and last but not least Mupen64 (dont tell Nintendo!)

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u/KrazyKirby99999 Linux 14d ago

You should checkout PolyMC, an even better fork of MultiMC.

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u/Eluvatar_the_second 14d ago

You should check out Libreoffic, it's an up to date fork of OpenOffice before Oracle ruined it.

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u/Wizard_SlayerXIV 14d ago

Firefox/Brave, discord, VLC, everything, steam and 7zip. 3/6 is still a pass for me

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u/juicemang762 14d ago

Certainly not Chrome. I'm done with Google's Spyware

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u/InsomniaticWanderer 14d ago

Firefox doesn't eat nearly as much ram

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u/therealtacopanda 14d ago

Protip: Ninite.com does this all in one go.

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u/EnGrunka 14d ago

Chrome? Over Firefox? Really?

I'm not angry just disappointed...

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u/jsbdrumming 14d ago

Not zoom lol this meme was brought to you by zoom corp.

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u/Skvora Powerspec 1510 7700HQ/1070; Lenovo s940 i71065g7 14d ago

No, not zoom. That garbage is for if phones.

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u/PlasmaPopsicle 14d ago

Chrome vscode git docker

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u/Adriik Did I tell you I use Arch, btw? 14d ago

Brave, steam, vlc, libreoffice, vim, feh, cmus, and a lot of random programs (cava, asciiquarium, cbonsai, cmatrix, etc.)

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u/GiraffeMichael 14d ago edited 13d ago

htop screen tmux tmate inxi vlc build-essentials docker.io curl wget2 open-ssh-server wireguard torbrowser-launcher

Edit: forgot the important ones: lolcat cowsay fortune toilet

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u/degaart 14d ago

rsync pv linux-headers jq psmisc firefox-esr libssl-dev pkg-config autoconf automake cmake unzip lz4 zstd vim git

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u/Stokkolm 14d ago

Isn't vim installed by default? Or depends on distribution?

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u/tuffymon 14d ago

Does ninite not work anymore? Install all of them at once~

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u/TheTank18 RTX 3060 Ti, Core i7-9700K @ 4.90 GHz 14d ago

it does

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u/Argorash 14d ago

Never zoom, never chrome.

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u/Alpha_Knugen PC Master Race 14d ago

Brave instead of chrome, winrar, msi afterburner för the sweet overclocking and fuck zoom

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u/onehaz 14d ago

Ill do Brave instead of Chrome for sure.

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u/DeAtramentisViolets 14d ago

Same here. In fact, the only thing on OP's list that I would keep is Steam.

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u/Juggle_Cuber_Gamer42 14d ago

Out of those options Steam and Vlc.

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u/PrensadorDeBotones 14d ago

Ninite for fast installation

Firefox, Chrome, Opera

Steam, Discord

7Zip, VLC, Media Monkey

Cracked version of Photoshop that I saved the installer for on my storage drive

Davinci Resolve, Blender, Reaper

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u/Aucayne 14d ago

But I actually like Microsoft edge... It does everything chrome does, eats less ram, eats LESS RAM.... EATS SO MUCH LESS RAM.

what else is there? who cares. LESS RAM.

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u/NoNewsIsTheBestNews 14d ago

Agreed.

I feel like if MS didn't shove it down people's throats so much more people would give it a chance.

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u/Aucayne 14d ago

The legacy of internet explorer continues to hurt it too.

i do miss my 500,000,000 toolbars as a kid

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u/GustHunter 14d ago

The main problem with most of MS products is that MS almost make mandatory to use them, edge is not that bad, it's just MS Chrome

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u/MSD3k 14d ago

I like Edge. It's been my main browser for about 3 years, with no issues. But I don't doubt that MS will eventually screw it up with tons of bloat and sloppy coding, same as Chrome. It's best not to get too attached to one browser. Things always change eventually.

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u/Camtown501 5900X,Strix 3090, 32GB 3600; 10875H, 2080S 200W, 32GB 2933 14d ago

I like Edge for the most part, but it's my secondary browser to Firefox. I do use it for a few things like Netflix since it's the only browser you can force Netflix to upscale to 1440p

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u/MSD3k 14d ago

That's interesting. Is that a feature of the browser or something that is Netflix specific?

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u/IronMaidenPwnz RTX 3080 | i7-10700k 14d ago

I've been considering changing my default to Edge for a while now. Definitely performs better than Chrome.

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u/[deleted] 14d ago

firefox sounds cooler though. Also purple taskbar.

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u/MagnetarPax i5 10600k | RTX 3070 oc | 32GB DDR4 3600mhz 14d ago

I always install spotify first, so I can listen to music while I set up the rest

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u/donkula232323 14d ago

Always brave.

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u/AlexMullerSA 14d ago

Always brave, always brave

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u/IBreedBagels 14d ago

I don't use Zoom, Spotify, or VLC...

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u/Initialised Got a 6x CPU? Welcome to 2010 you’re going to love it! 14d ago

Ninite

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u/No_Emu_7237 14d ago

I only touch Chrome because I need to for work. Otherwise it would never be on any of my devices. Same with Zoom.

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u/OscillatingSquid 14d ago

Install all these at the same times use ninite! Google it.

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u/skepticalmonique 14d ago

Since when were programs called apps? This ain't a phone lol

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u/revnto7k 5800X | 3080 | 32GB 14d ago

Firefox and Steam always my first few.

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u/Achilles0826 14d ago Ally

Chrome is a spyware, zoom is a joke, spotify is a trash service

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u/chanlion iMac, Vivobook, PC 3600 RTX2070 14d ago

For me: Firefox, 7zip, VLC, Discord, Foxit Reader.

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u/[deleted] 14d ago

Edge > chrome

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u/Terrascout1149 Linux user, uses Microsoft products anyway 14d ago

Correct, but we all know Firefox is the best

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u/DigBickJoe3 14d ago

I'm probably the only one that never uses discord..

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u/MelonadeIsntTastey 14d ago edited 13d ago

So I'll take it I'm the only opera user here?

Edit: opera gx...

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u/_dotexe1337 ThinkPad L14 Gen2 AMD 14d ago

have you tried Vivaldi? it's inspired by old school opera before it was chrome also funny thing is opera 12 with the original browser engine still works on a lot of sites, and is compatible with windows 98 and 2000

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u/Qetuowryipzcbmxvn 14d ago

iirc isn't Vivaldi also headed by the original Opera developers?

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u/_dotexe1337 ThinkPad L14 Gen2 AMD 14d ago

I believe so, yeah

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