There doesn’t seem to be be a single Desktop app that Windows or Apple doesn’t also have. And the programs that do work on Linux is sketchy and not well known, because if it’s not FOSS then it’s not promoted. There’s a list on Wikipedia but it’s not accurate, such when it says ‘DaVinci Resolve 16’ works even though it doesn’t.
So I propose that we make our own list that includes the non-FOSS programs, which we can include on the wiki under “Software Management / Applications”
We should also make a separate category for Command Line Programs. This is important because the true benifit of Linux, aside from being more secure, comes from it’s CLT software, such as youtube-dl, LaTeX, vim, ect…
I was also thinking of including a list of software that only works on Windows 10, so people know whether they’ll need to dual-boot. But it’d be so huge compared to Linux that it’d be pointless.
I’ll start with this:
What apparently works (Manjaro)
- Substance Painter
- Steam, now with Photon (A wine program?)
- Visual Studio Code
And then organise it into a table that makes use of most space on the page. Perhaps we should also mention which ‘outlet’ the application comes from (snap, flatpak, aur?)