If you are new GNU\Linux user read GNU/Linux Starter.

Tiling Desktop

Spectrwm is a small dynamic tiling window manager for Xorg. It tries to stay out of the way so that valuable screen real estate can be used for much more important stuff. It has sane defaults and does not require one to learn a language to do any configuration. It was written by hackers for hackers and it strives to be small, compact and fast. Spectrwm is written in C and configured with a text configuration file. It was previously known as scrotwm.

To know more about this window manager read Spectrwm page.

Mate Desktop

"The MATE Desktop Environment is the continuation of GNOME 2. It provides an intuitive and attractive desktop environment using traditional metaphors for Linux and other Unix-like operating systems.

MATE is under active development to add support for new technologies while preserving a traditional desktop experience. See the Roadmap. The MATE Manifesto outlines some of the principles that guide the project."

To know more about this window manager read Mate page.


Check Thunderbird? and Mutt? software pages and mutt documentation.


"We seek to eliminate the digital divide and empower all as full citizens, support the preservation of mother tongues, and avoid proprietary software and format lock-in." "LibreOffice is community-driven and developed software, and is a project of the not-for-profit organization, The Document Foundation."

To know more about this office system read LibreOffice.


"Firefox doesn’t sell access to your personal information like other companies. From privacy tools to tracking protection, you’re in charge of who sees what." Mozilla Firefox. There is a good documentary about the people that fight for a free Web; Project Code Rush - The Beginnings of Netscape / Mozilla Documentary.

To know more about this browser read Firefox.




"GIMP is a cross-platform image editor available for GNU/Linux, OS X, Windows and more operating systems. It is free software, you can change its source code and distribute your changes. Whether you are a graphic designer, photographer, illustrator, or scientist, GIMP provides you with sophisticated tools to get your job done." Gimp.

To know more about image editor read Gimp.



Internet and Network

If you need a SIP client capable of call, video-call and messages check Linphone.



Set default file manager;

$ xdg-mime query default inode/directory
$ xdg-mime default pcmanfm.desktop inode/directory

Edit ~/.config/mimeapps.list;

[Default Applications]

Remove cache file;

$ rm ~/.local/share/mime/mime.cache

When using Firefox, visit about:config and edit to;

ui.allow_platform_file_picker true