Fedora setup: installing software

As any Linux distro is as good as it's software repositories, in my experience Fedora is really good. During install you get the option to enable some pre-defined third-party repositories, but I prefer to start with just the official Fedora repositories (mirrors.fedoraproject.org) and only add and/or enable other repositories if I need them. I also prefer using the traditional RPM packages over the Fedora flatpak versions. I still don't feel comfortable with containerized applications and if I wanted a flatpak oriented operating system, I would be on Fedora Silverblue and not on Fedora Workstation.

I don't have a lot of software needs as I usually get by with a browser, editor and terminal as a developer, but I do have some favorite applications that I install with either dnf in the terminal or the Gnome Software Center. The first 2 are GUI applications for reading (and both in the Software Center):

Both NewsFlash (and it's predecessor FeedReader) and Foliate I discovered when I used elementary OS in 2019/2020 before I switched to Fedora 33, but I had to install it from Flathub. The packaged Fedora versions are both up-to-date and look great on Gnome.

The next ones are command line applications that I install with dnf:

I mostly use git and ssh on the command line, but those are already preinstalled. These other ones I use every once in a while. I use syncthing as cross-platform sharing/backup of important documents between several of my computers and lynx to access gopherspace; newsboat is something I use to curate RSS articles quickly and to automate some experimental stuff.

For the last 2 I first need to add their third-party repository, so I can get automatic updates:

Although I used to use Firefox as my main browser for 15 years, I switched to Brave in 2020, as I wasn't happy where Firefox was going and I wanted to get rid of my dependency on the Firefox account for browser synching. VSCodium/VSCode is also something I started using recently and replaces Sublime Text that I used for 10 years.

One of the things I have been contemplating for a while, is to also install an email client like Evolution or Thunderbird or Geart. I've been using them occiasonaly, but somehow I have a hard time re-adjusting. In the mean time I use the 'Install as application' feature in Chromium-based browsers for my webmail clients, so they open as a separate window and look like a desktop application. I do the same for other applications like Mastodon and Element until I find a good native desktop client.

So, I don't use a lot of software and I don't try out a lot anymore, but I do check in every once a while to see what's recommended through Gnome through the Sofware Center or Apps for Gnome