Software considered harmful
In the sidebar on the left, you can find why i consider some points of the software bad.
I did not fall for the minimalism meme, but sometimes Minimalistic software less bad than non minimalistic software. Sometimes a “bloated” program is way better than non bloated ones, for example, Emacs vs Vim. Or Firefox vs Surf.
Here you can find a table (Consider this as a TODO) I am not including GNU utilities because, altough they don’t follow standards, their extensions are kinda useful. So I don’t consider them harmful.
|Harmful things||Better alternatives|
|KDE, Gnome||i3wm, dwm, Xfce|
|Windows, MacOS||GNU/Linux, The BSDs, PureDarwin, Haiku|
|Vim, Vi||nano, Emacs, ed, joe, zile, jed|
|Java, C++, Python, Clojure||Perl, C, Common Lisp, Scheme|
|GTK, QT||Tk, curses|
|Intel, Realtek, Broadcom network drivers||Atheros (ath9k/ath5k compatible)|
|Object oriented programming||Procedural, or even better, functional programming|
|Electron||Throwing yourself to an active volcano, you cannot be saved|
|Chromium, G**gle Chrome, Safari, M*cr*soft Edge, Brave, Opera, Opera Gaming, Vivaldi||Firefox, Librewolf, Qutebrowser, Palemoon, GNU IceCat, Goddamit, Even surf is better than those browsers|
|G**gle Search, Bing||DuckDuckGo, Startpage, Qwant and the best of all, Searx|
|WhatsApp, Messenger, Twitter DM’s, Discord||IRC, xmpp, Matrix, Mumble|
|Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo Mail||Self hosted email server, Riseup|
|s̜̣͕͠y̹̼̮̱̞͇͢s̟̺̮̼̳ṱe̴̞̜͙m̱͜d̼||runit, OpenRC, SysVinit|
|MIT, BSD||GPL, VPL, K9PL|
|pacman, dnf, yum, dpkg||xbps, apt, emerge, pkg|
|Steam, Epic Games store||GOG (Just the game installer, not the gog galaxy thing)|
The programs here are worse than useless so they require no alternative:
- Adobe Flash
- Microsoft Office