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  1. Comment on Windows 7 support has ended in ~tech

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    If using Windows isn't essential for you, I suggest using Linux. It's free, runs great on older hardware and quite easy to switch over if you choose a distribution (flavor) like Manjaro. It's also...

    If using Windows isn't essential for you, I suggest using Linux. It's free, runs great on older hardware and quite easy to switch over if you choose a distribution (flavor) like Manjaro. It's also just as user friendly as Windows if you use something like the KDE Desktop (software that controls how your system looks.) You just download it to a thumbdrive, plug it in, reboot your computer, and it will walk you through installing it, which consists of clicking a few 'next' buttons (very similar to installing Windows 10). I'm happy to help you if you DM me.

    1 vote
  2. Comment on Stack Exchange, the parent company of Stack Overflow, has been taking aggressive stances against the Stack Exchange community in ~comp

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    I think this would be a great opportunity for someone in the Fediverse to try and build an open source and decentralized replacement for Stack Exchange.

    I think this would be a great opportunity for someone in the Fediverse to try and build an open source and decentralized replacement for Stack Exchange.

    3 votes
  3. Comment on What are you looking for in a private messaging app? in ~comp

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    That's a fair point. Just taking the UI would probably be the best course of action.

    That's a fair point. Just taking the UI would probably be the best course of action.

    1 vote
  4. Comment on What are you looking for in a private messaging app? in ~comp

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    They're also working on fixing all the issues you've listed. This is one of the meta-issues I've been following that's tracking most of the mentioned things.

    They're also working on fixing all the issues you've listed. This is one of the meta-issues I've been following that's tracking most of the mentioned things.

    3 votes
  5. Comment on What are you looking for in a private messaging app? in ~comp

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    Telegram's client being open source, someone could potentially fork it and make it work with Matrix.

    Telegram's client being open source, someone could potentially fork it and make it work with Matrix.

    3 votes
  6. Comment on What are you looking for in a private messaging app? in ~comp

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    Have you heard of Matrix? It seems to fit all of your criteria except for the encryption, and that's about to be fixed very soon. They're days away from turning encryption on by default.

    Have you heard of Matrix? It seems to fit all of your criteria except for the encryption, and that's about to be fixed very soon. They're days away from turning encryption on by default.

    4 votes
  7. Comment on Use This, Not That: Positive Swaps for the New Year in ~talk

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    I felt the same way when I started using DDG. People often complain about it not being good enough, but to me, a search engine is a search engine. I don't see a big difference between most of...

    I switched from Google to DuckDuckGo this year, expecting it to be a bit of a sacrifice but... it's not?

    I felt the same way when I started using DDG. People often complain about it not being good enough, but to me, a search engine is a search engine. I don't see a big difference between most of them. I type something in, and it gives me the results.

    3 votes
  8. Comment on The GOG GALAXY 2.0 Open Beta is now available in ~games

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    The interface is really slick, I'll give it that. Unfortunately, I can't use it because it's not on Linux. Besides, Lutris is open source and is on Linux, so I'll stick with that.

    The interface is really slick, I'll give it that. Unfortunately, I can't use it because it's not on Linux. Besides, Lutris is open source and is on Linux, so I'll stick with that.

    5 votes
  9. Comment on EA Access and EA Games on Steam in ~games

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    If it does have to run in the background, hopefully it doesn't interfere with Steam Proton.

    If it does have to run in the background, hopefully it doesn't interfere with Steam Proton.

    4 votes
  10. Comment on Global climate strike sees thousands join children in Australian climate rallies in ~enviro

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    I'm doing it tomorrow (:

    I'm doing it tomorrow (:

  11. Comment on What's the Best IMDB Alternative? in ~movies

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    Have you thought of using ActivityPub? That's the standard for decentralized social networking. You can also federated with other tech that uses it, like Mastodon.

    Have you thought of using ActivityPub? That's the standard for decentralized social networking. You can also federated with other tech that uses it, like Mastodon.

    1 vote
  12. Comment on Call me crazy, but Windows 11 could run on Linux in ~tech

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    I feel exactly the same way. That would be amazing.

    At this point the only thing keeping me on Windows is gaming, and with the progress Valve has made with Proton, that might not even be holding me much longer.

    I feel exactly the same way.

    Would I be able to run all games on Linux and drop Microsoft with all its telemetry, incessant updates and GUI changes?

    That would be amazing.

    4 votes
  13. Comment on Call me crazy, but Windows 11 could run on Linux in ~tech

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    Whoops. I don't even use Google. Don't know how that got in there. Can you edit the link, @Deimos?

    Whoops. I don't even use Google. Don't know how that got in there. Can you edit the link, @Deimos?

    4 votes
  14. Comment on The new Steam Library in ~games

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    If anyone does like the update, there's always Playnite.

    If anyone does like the update, there's always Playnite.

    2 votes
  15. Comment on We Need An Alternative To Medium, And It’s Not Wordpress in ~tech

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    It's fine. I just wanted to clarify. Sorry if it came off a bit harsh.

    It's fine. I just wanted to clarify. Sorry if it came off a bit harsh.

    2 votes
  16. Comment on We Need An Alternative To Medium, And It’s Not Wordpress in ~tech

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    Huh? Both of these have social networking. They're built on ActivityPub, which in turn is built for social networking. It says on both of their home pages that they have social networking.

    The problem is that these alternatives lack the social-networking part that is essential to Medium's success and is not inherently bad.

    Huh? Both of these have social networking. They're built on ActivityPub, which in turn is built for social networking. It says on both of their home pages that they have social networking.

    3 votes
  17. Comment on What can a software developer do about climate change? in ~enviro

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    What parts aren't good about C++?

    What parts aren't good about C++?

    1 vote