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What I install on a freshly set up Linux

I’ve been asked by a lot of people what the first things I install after a fresh setup are.

Recently, my filesystem (NILFS2) went amok. I really liked the idea of continuous snapshots so I can rollback if I do anything stupid. However, somehow the garbage collector didn’t delete old stuff (which has happened once or twice in the past), my / filesystem ran full, and the GC didn’t run at all anymore. So, yep, I had no way of getting some space free.

So I did a fresh setup, trying out some less experimental filesystem – btrfs.

So here we go, here was what I installed after some hours of use:

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