See my about page about how I got into the Free Software movement.
I currently use an ASUS X550E laptop. It has an AMD quad-core with 6GB of RAM and I installed a 275GB SSD in it.
Frankly, I think ASUS is terrible. Every single device that I have used that is by ASUS has broken down in some way and I am not impressed with them.
What I use:
Web browser: Waterfox. I use the following add-ons:
- HTTPS Everywhere
- uBlock Origin
- Self-Destructing Cookies
- No Resource URI Leak
Email client: Thunderbird
Office suite: LibreOffice
Instant Messaging: Gajim
Photo Editing: Gimp
Programming: GNU Emacs
IRC: ERC in Emacs
Media Player: VLC
Since 2011, I have used Riseup.net for email. I have no complaints about them and haven’t since.
For chatting, I use XMPP.
Besides my own work, I have contributed to Bleachbit the most. Yes, that tool that Hilary Clinton’s crew used. I wrote many cleaners and added a lot of beneficial features to the software such as the warning prompts when selecting to clear web browser or email client passwords.
I have also contributed to diaspora*’s satire English languages such as Valley Girl (Which I started), Pirate, and 1337 speak.
My own software:
These have not been hacked on for years.
I’m really lazy when it comes hacking up a program and typically use some brain-dead programming or scripting language to get the job done so that I don’t spiral off into tangents and forget why I was writing the software in the first place.