I swear my autocorrect changed fuck to all caps in the last post. >.>
To be clear, I still use proprietary software because you really can't get away from it, either, unless you go without a lot of stuff. Also, why the FUCK would people use Vivaldi over Firefox if you care about privacy or freedom or even just good software? Mozilla's pulled some stupid shit, but Vivaldi is only partially open source and, while I haven't personally used it, by all accounts, it's just as bloated as Firefox.
I've seen at least a couple people on here express animosity towards FOSS, and I just... what? First of all, do you know what platform you're on? Second of all, you can't get away from FOSS. If you don't believe me, open up the licensing information on your favorite video game and you'll find a plethora of FOSS stuff. Third of all, why would people want to use proprietary software for things like web browsers? I had to unfollow somebody over this.
It's a real shame, but I don't bother buying games off #gog anymore. Steam might use #drm and allow publishers to use their own DRM on top of that, but #steam is the only games store that respects my choice to use Linux. We've always been an afterthought, but with GOG, it's becoming even worse. There are ways to do it better, but they just don't care, so I don't care about supporting them.
They were still expensive, $1.49 a pound (approximately between 1.5 and 2.5 apples), but still, what luck! They were hella good, by the by.
Attention developers who don't want to develop for #Linux because there are so many distros! There are three universal packaging formats, Snap, Flatpak, and Appimage. JUST FUCKING PICK ONE. Any desktop distro worth using as a daily driver will be able to run all three of these.
The thing is, I'm sure any developer on Mastodon is probably already on and/or developing for Linux, so I'm basically just screaming into the void here. ;w;
Individualist freedom is a lie. Even if you go out in the woods and live off the land (and don't die of an infection), you're still a slave to your circumstances. The only way to transcend the cosmic horror of an uncaring universe is cooperation with the only (known and confirmed) entities that could possibly care about you: other people.
Writer from West Virginia. Lover of Linux and free software.
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