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In defense of GNOME

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Introduction We all know and hate the GNOME desktop environment. It’s the dreaded “anti-user” human interface guidelines, that, quite frankly, make Windows and macOS look perfectly usable. But what if I told you that our criticism stems from all the wrong reasons, and why you should give GNOME a second chance, or at least, a try. In this article I will make a case for using GNOME, and why it is by far the most unique desktop environment there is.

Linux is about the Journey

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Introduction I often take the time to think about the things that are important to me. Stuff like family, programming, life, philosophy, psychology, free software and Linux, among many. And it made me wonder: What makes Linux so special? What makes it stand out from all the other Operating Systems? How does Linux take effect on your life where other systems don’t? Of course, the GOTO argument would be all the technical aspects, its respect of privacy, and the users freedom in comparison to proprietary systems.

Non-Free JavaScript: The Gateway to internet enslavement

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Introduction Every developer has at least heard of JavaScript. The dreaded language that runs a lot of the internets logic. But did you know that it harbors great peril for not just developers, but also normal end users, no matter which system they all run. This danger comes from so-called “non-free JavaScript-implementations”. Digital Slaves This non-free JavaScript does, first and foremost, a lot of things. Among the most harmful are Telemetry, Espionage, and many more.


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Let’s say, you are the average man. You spend a lot of time on the internet, playing video games or watching porn. Are you happy? I don’t mean do you feel good right now, I’m talking about true happiness. So, let me ask you again: Are you really happy? If your answer is yes: Congratulations, you are a liar. If it is no, let me tell you something: I was there once.

How nonfree software makes you dependent

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Introduction We all know that nonfree (or proprietary) software is bad for you. Between all the closed code, and all the pleads for trust, there is not much else that you can say about it. But not many people talk about the lock-in that nonfree software creates with many different practises, and it is really Spooky. In this article, I will further elaborate on this spook, and how to counteract it with free and freedom-respecting software.

Ethical Software is a spook

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Introduction Coraline Ada Ehmke. As a free software activist, this name only means one thing: Trouble. But what do I mean by that? I mean that the self-proclaimed “open-source troublemaker” could be the greatest threat to free software as we know it. And you’ll see why it is as dramatic as I make it out to be. “The Hippocratic License” But what does a single programmer have to do with the death of free software?

Why nonfree software is bad

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Introduction Nonfree software is everywhere. And it really shows. At this point in time, I’d argue that there is more nonfree software in the wild than there is free software. And it begs some important questions. First of all, why all the fuss about it? Shouldn’t we just let it exist? And secondly, why advocate for free software, when the most popular products based on proprietary licenses make up the bulk of the so-called industry standards?