Software Alternatives, Accelerators & Startups

Microsoft is turning Windows 11's Start Menu into an advertisement delivery system

Linux Mint GrapheneOS Lutris Landscape postmarketOS Classic Shell Pi-hole StartAllBack Emerge Desktop ReactOS
  1. Linux Mint is one of the most popular desktop Linux distributions and used by millions of people.
    Pricing:
    • Open Source
    Win 7 was the last "nice one" in my opinion, I've been moving my entire family over to Linux Mint since Win 10. None of us had experience with Linux, no more complaints and hardly any more IT support, everything seems to just work out of the box.

    #Linux Distribution #Linux #Operating Systems 423 social mentions

  2. GrapheneOS is an open source privacy and security focused mobile OS with Android app compatibility.
    Pricing:
    • Open Source
    I think a pixel running GrapheneOS is the closest thing we have to a sane, user-respecting option right now.

    #Mobile OS #Mobile SDK #Roms 388 social mentions

  3. 3
    Lutris is an open source gaming platform for GNU/Linux.
    Pricing:
    • Open Source
    If you don't use Steam, then there's a utility called Lutris that can handle installing and configuring a bunch of games for you outside of Steam. My personal experience is that on Pop!_OS (the most dead simple and easy Linux distribution I've found) Steam is the better way to go, as Lutris doesn't always work for me.

    #Gaming #Game Managers #Emulators 524 social mentions

  4. Landscape, the systems management tool provided with Ubuntu Advantage, Canonical's service programme, allows you to manage large-scale deployments of Ubuntu machines as easily as one, making it far more cost-effective to support large networks of de…

    #DevOps Tools #Product Deployment #Build Tools 8 social mentions

  5. A real Linux distribution on the phone
    Longer-term I'm keeping a close eye on mobile Linux, esp. Postmarketos (which I keep running on a pinephone, even though the phone and OS aren't ready as a daily driver yet).

    #Mobile OS #Mobile SDK #Roms 96 social mentions

  6. Classic Shell was developed for Windows 8 since that was the first version of the popular operating system to forgo the iconic Start menu.
    Pricing:
    • Open Source
    ClassicShell is no longer being developed. OpenShell succeeded it. (c.f., http://classicshell.net/).

    #OS & Utilities #Note Taking #LMS 18 social mentions

  7. Pi-hole is a multi-platform, network-wide ad blocker.
    Pricing:
    • Open Source
    For those who like Raspberry PI projects, there is Pie-hole: Https://pi-hole.net/.

    #Security & Privacy #Ad Blockers #Threat Detection And Prevention 1185 social mentions

  8. StartAllBack is software that helps to customize the start menu to Windows 7 & 8.

    #OS & Utilities #Note Taking #LMS 10 social mentions

  9. Emerge Desktop is a replacement Windows "shell" (the desktop environment normally...
    Back when I was an edgy teenager I tried every Windows desktop shell replacement available. My favorites were LiteStep and Emerge Desktop. I was there when Cairo Shell first emerged but has never tried a working version since I moved to other OSes before any usable version was out. I am now using Windows for work and I think it’s time to revisit these options.

    #Cloud Computing #Cloud Infrastructure #Note Taking 1 social mentions

  10. 10
    ReactOS is a free, modern operating system in alpha stage, based on the design of Windows XP/2003.
    Pricing:
    • Open Source

    #Linux #Operating Systems #Linux Distribution 66 social mentions

  11. Cairo is a desktop environment for Windows.
    Pricing:
    • Open Source
    Back when I was an edgy teenager I tried every Windows desktop shell replacement available. My favorites were LiteStep and Emerge Desktop. I was there when Cairo Shell first emerged but has never tried a working version since I moved to other OSes before any usable version was out. I am now using Windows for work and I think it’s time to revisit these options.

    #Image Optimisation #Cloud Computing #Note Taking 2 social mentions

  12. 12
    Linux operating system distribution derived from Ubuntu but with KDE environment.

    #Linux #Operating Systems #Linux Distribution 73 social mentions

  13. 13
    Ninite is the easiest way to install software.

    #Windows Tools #Package Manager #SSH 447 social mentions

  14. You've reached the website for Arch Linux, a lightweight and flexible Linux® distribution that tries to Keep It Simple. Currently we have official packages optimized for the x86-64 architecture.
    Pricing:
    • Open Source

    #Linux #Linux Distribution #Operating Systems 256 social mentions

  15. 15
    A developer-focused minimalist Linux distro from System 76
    You may want to start with /r/linuxquestions. Also check out Linux Mint, Pop!OS, or Fedora.

    #Linux #Operating Systems #Linux Distribution 450 social mentions

  16. Window management app based on Spectacle, written in Swift.
    Pricing:
    • Open Source

    #Mac Tools #Window Manager #Developer Tools 447 social mentions

  17. 17
    Ubuntu is a Debian Linux-based open source operating system for desktop computers.
    Pricing:
    • Open Source

    #Linux #Operating Systems #Linux Distribution 229 social mentions

Discuss: Microsoft is turning Windows 11's Start Menu into an advertisement delivery system

Log in or Post with