My life is made so much easier and more fun because of all the projects on the greater Internet. The vast majority of them are free and open source software. If I ever get spare money, these are the projects to which I would donate, in no particular order.
Projects to be thankful for
- https://kororaproject.org/ Korora Linux: My first and only production desktop distro. I picked wisely when I switched off of a non-free operating system.
- https://www.gnu.org/ GNU project: Makes everything on top of the Linux kernel possible.
- https://www.kernel.org/ Linux Kernel Organization: Keepers of the Linux kernel on which almost everything in this list depends.
- http://developer.linuxmint.com/projects.html Linux Mint team: They write Cinnamon, my preferred desktop environment.
- http://www.xfce.org/ Xfce: My preferred lightweight desktop environment.
- https://getfedora.org/ Fedora project: Upstream distro for Korora and vital to my ecosystem of GNU/Linux computer systems and member of the Red Hat family.
- https://www.centos.org/ Community ENTerprise OS: The subscriptionless server operating system in the Red Hat family.
- https://www.redhat.com/en Red Hat: The organization that supervises Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
- https://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/ Freedesktop.org hosts projects that affect my daily life, including LightDM, fprint, Xorg, xdg-utils, and probably a whole lot more.
- http://www.vim.org/ VIM: VI iMproved. My choice of editors on the cli.
- http://www.scintilla.org/SciTE.html SciTE: Programmer’s editor I use on GNU/Linux.
- https://notepad-plus-plus.org/ Notepad++: Programmer’s editor on a non-free OS. I actually like this way better than SciTE.
- https://www.palemoon.org/ Pale Moon web browser: My preferred web browser.
- https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/ Firefox web browser. My second-favorite web browser, and original upstream project of Pale Moon.
- http://classicshell.net/ Classic shell. This application modifies the Windows shell so it is extremely functional and include some of the removed functionality of previous iterations of Windows.
- http://puddletag.sourceforge.net Puddletag: My preferred mp3 tag editor. Its original goal was to provide functionality similar to mp3tag, which was also really useful to me.
- http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec PhotoRec: Data recovery tool. This software has rescued terabytes of data for me from disks where the partition table was overwritten.
- https://pidgin.im/ Pidgin: Chat client, and my window to irc.freenode.net
Network storage and transfers
- https://rclone.org/ rclone: Command line program to sync to cloud providers
- https://spideroak.com/personal/spideroak-one SpiderOakONE: Zero-knowledge storage!
- https://rsync.samba.org/ rsync: the humble sysadmin tool of yore