(10-18-2018, 08:19 AM)Genesis Wrote: You haven't told us what your favourite programs are for lightweight - so you first @beluga. Which are your favourite programs for being lightweight, and how are they lightweight?
I'm not sure yet what my favorites are! I have been using AbiWord
lately instead of LibreWriter
and it does what it needs to--it can save documents as .PDF now! I think that was a problem before that had to be solved via plug-ins. It's barebones compared to a full office suite but I don't need spreadsheets or powerpoint presentations. I will have to look at leafpad again
I'm also using urxvt
-- it's distraction-free compared to the terminals that have that translucent window thing going on. I was using LXTerminal but I think text looks nicer/clearer in urxvt (some aren't a fan of the wider text but I don't know if it affects anything other than aesthetic). I have no experience in using st
so I have no thoughts on it yet. Supposedly it doesn't use much more than 8mb
for music, I was using Clementine
for a while but they're very cluttered. I'm not sure if I love mpv but it definitely isn't cluttered. I would like to hear about this in particular, there are so many options for music players and most of the time they're described as lightweight but I need one that is definitely for sure lighter than the rest. mpv does have playlists- you just cant see them unless you click the arrow to skip to the next one. It's nice because it does the thing-- plays music and nothing else like lyrics, last.fm, scrobbling, and whatever those frills are.
I do a lot of multi-tasking so it helps to use the lightest things. I'm currently also doing a bit of coding in Geany
because , but should I try vim
assuming those are lighter than most? Just like music players there's a lot of options for programming too. I don't know how significant the CPU/RAM usage is between all of them. I heard eclipse, atom
, and sublime
were on the heavy side so I haven't tried them.