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ALTERNATIVES TO BLOATWARE v1.2

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  1. __ALTERNATIVES TO BLOATWARE__
  2.  
  3. Terminal Pager: less -> most
  4.  
  5. Chat Client: Pidgin -> Finch (+ irssi mode) -> Centerim -> Bitlbee
  6. E-Mail Client: Thunderbird -> Alpine -> Mutt
  7. RSS Feed and Podcast: Liferea -> Newsbeuter
  8. IRC Client: HexChat -> Weechat -> Irssi
  9. VoIP: Skype -> Mumble -> Linphone -> sscall
  10.  
  11. Application Launcher: GNOME Do -> ratmenu -> dmenu -> pdmenu -> slmenu
  12. Compositing Window Manager: Compiz -> Compton -> Xcompmgr
  13. Display Color Temperature: flux -> Redshift -> sct
  14. Graphical Settings: Wpgtk -> LxAppearance -> GSettings -> xsettings
  15. Keybinding: Xbindkeys -> sxhkd -> loadkeys (+ keymaps)
  16. Wallpaper Changer: FEH -> hsetroot -> xsetroot -> imagemagick
  17.  
  18. CD-DVD Burn and Copy: K3b -> Xfburn -> cdw
  19. Device Management: Udisks (+ udevil) -> pmount -> bashmount
  20.  
  21. Virtual Machine: VirtualBox -> AQEMU + kvm -> Qemu + kvm
  22.  
  23. Batch Renamer: GPRename -> qmv (renameutils)
  24. Duplicate Files Removal: dupeGuru -> Fdupes
  25. File Archiver: PeaZip -> Xarchiver -> Atool
  26. File Manager: SpaceFM -> Ranger -> Midnight Commander -> noice
  27.  
  28. File Scraper: JDownloader -> youtube-dl -> cclive -> Plowshare
  29. FTP Client: FileZilla -> lftp
  30. Torrent Client: qBittorrent -> RTorrent -> transmission-daemon (+ transmission-remote-cli, or use the web interface that comes with transmission-daemon)
  31.  
  32. System Information: zCI -> screenfetch -> inxi
  33. Disk Usage: QDirStat -> Baobab -> Ncdu -> df
  34. System Monitor: gnome-system-monitor -> Conky -> htop -> nmon -> top
  35.  
  36. Multiple Streams: pulseaudio -> apulse
  37. Audio Editing: Audacity -> SoX
  38. Audio Mixer and Equalizer: pavucontrol -> Qastools -> alsa-utils + Alsaequal
  39. Metadata: Easytag -> Beets -> ExifTool
  40. Screenshots: Shutter -> scrot -> maim -> ImageMagick
  41. Screencasting: Open Broadcaster Studio -> SimpleScreenRecorder -> FFmpeg
  42. Video Transcoding: HandBrake -> WinFF -> FFmpeg
  43.  
  44. DNS Resolution: Unbound + NDS -> BIND9
  45. Network Manager: Wicd -> NetworkManager -> ConnMan -> SetNet
  46.  
  47. Ebook Viewer: Calibre -> Zathura
  48. Printers: CUPS -> LPR
  49. Word Processor: Libreoffice Writter -> Abiword -> WordGrinder + pandoc
  50. Spreadsheets: Libreoffice Calc -> Gnumeric -> SC-IM + pandoc
  51. Text Editor (and IDE): Emacs (nox) -> Vim -> Nano -> Vile -> xwpe -> GNU Zile
  52.  
  53. Disk Cleaner: BleachBit -> bleachbit_cli -> shred
  54. Storage Encryption: VeraCrypt -> tcplay (TrueCrypt implementation) -> Keyringer -> Tomb
  55. Password Manager: KeePassX -> kpcli / pass (+ pass-tomb)
  56.  
  57. Version Control: Git (+ tig) -> Fossil -> RCS
  58.  
  59. Configuration Management: Puppet -> CFEngine -> cdist
  60.  
  61. CAD: FreeCAD -> OpenSCAD
  62. Graphing Calculator: KAlgebra -> GraphMonkey -> Maxima + PLplot
  63.  
  64. Firewall: gufw -> ufw -> iptables -> nftables
  65.  
  66. Cloud: Nextcloud -> vsftpd -> sftp
  67. E-Mail Server: Postfix -> Exim + Dovecot -> cmail
  68. VPN: OpenVPN -> WireGuard
  69. Web Caching: Decentraleyes -> Squid
  70. Web Filtering: Adblock -> Privoxy
  71. Web Server: Apache -> Nginx -> lighttpd -> darkhttpd -> Bucktooth (+ Bucky)
  72.  
  73. BIOS: Coreboot -> Libreboot
  74. Boot Loader: GRUB 2 -> GRUB Legacy -> SYSLINUX
  75. Service Manager: SysVinit + bum -> SysVinit + OpenRC -> sinit (+ daemontools-encore)
  76. IPC: DBus -> ipcs
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