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Only those that have survived the test of usefulness find a place here...
Software is open-source or free to use unless indicated [commercial].
See elsewhere for source code and programs of mine and for Whisker and related programs.

Debian Linux quick install

Automated install

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Manual install:

Also:

# ============================================================================
# Install additional software (as Debian packages, or manually to /opt)
# ============================================================================

cd /tmp

# ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
# Google Chrome
# ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
# https://www.google.com/intl/en_uk/chrome/browser/

wget https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb
sudo dpkg -i google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb

# ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
# PDFEdit
# ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
# http://pdfedit.cz
# http://sharadchhetri.com/2013/12/29/install-pdfedit-for-editing-pdf-file-in-ubuntu/

wget http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/q/qt-x11-free/libqt3-mt_3.3.8-b-8ubuntu3_amd64.deb
sudo dpkg -i libqt3-mt_3.3.8-b-8ubuntu3_amd64.deb
wget http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/p/pdfedit/pdfedit_0.4.5-2_amd64.deb
sudo dpkg -i pdfedit_0.4.5-2_amd64.deb

# ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
# Zotero
# ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
# http://www.zotero.org/

wget https://download.zotero.org/standalone/4.0.20/Zotero-4.0.20_linux-x86_64.tar.bz2
sudo tar xjvf Zotero-4.0.20_linux-x86_64.tar.bz2 -C /opt

# (and then it will run as e.g. /opt/Zotero_linux-x86_64/run-zotero.sh)

# ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
# Briss
# ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
# http://sourceforge.net/projects/briss/

wget http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/briss/release%200.9/briss-0.9.tar.gz
sudo tar xzvf briss-0.9.tar.gz -C /opt

# see /opt/briss-0.9/README.txt for instructions
# run with e.g. java -jar /opt/briss-0.9/briss-0.9.jar [options]
# ... options e.g. -s sourcefile -d destfile for automatic use

# ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
# RStudio
# ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
# http://www.rstudio.com/products/rstudio/download/

wget http://download1.rstudio.org/rstudio-0.98.507-amd64.deb
sudo dpkg -i rstudio-0.98.507-amd64.deb

# ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
# Sage
# ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
# http://www.sagemath.org/

wget http://www.mirrorservice.org/sites/www.sagemath.org/linux/64bit/sage-6.3-x86_64-Linux-Ubuntu_14.04_x86_64.tar.lzma
sudo tar --lzma -xvf sage-6.3-x86_64-Linux-Ubuntu_14.04_x86_64.tar.lzma -C /opt

# run with /opt/sage-6.3-x86_64-Linux/sage

# ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
# Truecrypt
# ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
# Was http://www.truecrypt.org/ -- but dead as of end May 2014
# See http://www.truecrypt.ch/

wget http://truecrypt.ch/download/current/truecrypt-7.1a-linux-x64.tar.gz
tar xzvf truecrypt-7.1a-linux-x64.tar.gz
./truecrypt-7.1a-setup-x64

# ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
# Wine (with NVidia drivers, fixing a distribution bug in other packages)
# ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
# See http://askubuntu.com/questions/449507/nvidia-libopencl1-331-has-to-be-removed-before-installing-wine

sudo apt-get install nvidia-cuda-toolkit
sudo apt-get install ocl-icd-opencl-dev
sudo apt-get install wine

# ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
# Make 16-bit Wine programs work on 64-bit kernels (Aug 2014)
# ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
# See https://lkml.org/lkml/2014/5/7/508
#     http://stackoverflow.com/questions/84882/sudo-echo-something-etc-privilegedfile-doesnt-work-is-there-an-alterna

echo 1 | sudo tee --append /proc/sys/abi/ldt16 > /dev/null
echo 0 | sudo tee --append /proc/sys/vm/mmap_min_addr > /dev/null

And:

# ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
# HARDWARE
# ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
# Canon MX-870: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1475336

# ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
# SYSTEM/NETWORK
# ----------------------------------------------------------------------------

# FIX cups-pdf bug:
# https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/cups-pdf/+bug/1236120/comments/12

# Strange "device not accepting address" / "device descriptor read/64" errors:
# try an alternative USB port: http://paulphilippov.com/articles/how-to-fix-device-not-accepting-address-error

# OLD:
# google-chrome-stable

sudo dpkg-reconfigure gdm # gives option to restore gdm as the default window manager

# Fixing GIMP 2.8 saving behaviour: http://askubuntu.com/questions/332994/gimp-2-8-doesnt-allow-to-save-usual-image-file-formats-jpg-png-via-save-dial

wget https://github.com/akkana/gimp-plugins/raw/master/save-export-clean.py -O ~/.gimp-2.8/plug-ins/save-export-clean.py
chmod a+x ~/.gimp-2.8/plug-ins/save-export-clean.py

# XFCE ribbon (add in reverse order, then re-sort)

# Places (via Thunar) | Firefox | Terminal | Komodo | Thunderbird | Chrome | Write | Calc | Impress | Zotero | MySQL Workbench | RStudio | X2Go | VirtualBox

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