I moved from macOS to Linux for my desktop computing about two years ago now. I wrote about it a year in.
Stephen Newey said that he is looking to do the same, so I though I’d write up some of the software I am using currently for desktop Linux.
I’ve used some of the headings that Stephen has used, as they wouldn’t have crossed my mind otherwise.
macOS: Mail, with GPGMail plugin
Linux: A mix of Thunderbird with OpenGPG, for GUI-based email, and mutt when I don’t need / want a GUI
Linux: the calendar in Thunderbird
macOS: A mix of Pages and Word
Linux: LibreOffice’s Writer
macOS: Pixelmator or GIMP
Linux: GIMP or Krita. If I just need to do a simple conversion, imagemagick
macOS: I didn’t
macOS: I don’t remember
Linux: PDF Arranger, pdfunite, or pdftk depending on what I want to do. (I haven’t found a good “all in one” GUI-based PDF tool which works nicely with GNOME; recommendations are welcome!)
macOS: A mix of Safari and Firefox
Linux: A mix of Firefox (GUI) and links (terminal)
Client-side encryption of files before syncing them with Nextcloud
macOS: I didn’t
macOS: 1Password, then Bitwarden
Linux: Bitwarden, but I’m now using the vaultwarden backend after Bitwarden locked me out of my TOTP codes twice
macOS: Time Machine
macOS: Mastodon web UI
Linux: Mastodon web UI
I buy and rip DVDs and CDs still.
Linux: I stream my own stuff via the jellyfin web UI. I have a “media” memory stick, to have some films and music available when I travel, which I can either plug into my laptop or my Raspberry Pi W travel “media centre”, but I hardly ever travel so not much use to be honest. For Internet radio, shortwave.