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Fossidarity wrote (edited )

For me it's:

  • YouTube
  • 9292 (Dutch public transport planner)
  • Steam
  • Banking apps :(
  • HappyCow (V*gan restaurant finder)
  • Stack Exchange
  • Github (considering switching to GitLab)
  • NVidia drivers

I think everything else I use--excluding software I have to use for work--is (F)OSS.

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zombie_berkman wrote

it really sucks that there isnt an alternative to steam. i still have it on my laptop because i need non free drivers for wifi. strangely i dont feel bad buying games even thos it isnt free software

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Fossidarity wrote (edited )

For me it depends on the type of game if I feel bad about buying it or not.

I do feel bad about buying big title AAA games from companies who are known for being horrible to their employees but I--generally--don't feel bad about buying indie games; especially if they don't have a publisher.

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happy wrote

It has been such a long time since I have gamed, but I would think that if you want to support independent studios they might have a way to sell the software to you without using steam as a middle man.

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Fossidarity wrote

You are totally right, I should definitely look more into that.

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gamebox3000 wrote

Itch.io at least let's creators set how much of thier sale goes to itch.io. Better yet some devs will sell their game on their own website.

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TheDevilAndMrJones wrote

OneNote 2016.

As a college student, I love this thing. I can draw, take notes either with a keyboard, or voice, cloud takes care of all my worries, and it's all around a beautiful product. Except it's 100% proprietary, and so is the file format for what it saves, so you can't even export your work/notes to another libre service.

If anyone knows a good note taking application (either cloud or physical file storage) then let me know. Before anyone says "take a notepad and pen to class" I do, I just have a... let's say birth defect that limits what my arm can and can't do.

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sudo wrote

The Hex-Rays decompiler. If a libre alternative arises, it would be a dream come true for ethical hackers, or anyone trying to reverse-engineer a proprietary program.

Maybe someone with a lot of time on their hands could pirate it, then have it decompile itself?

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ziq wrote

Mobile: Dishpointer.

Desktop: A decent FOSS Street Fighter or GTA clone or a shmup.

TV: Plex.

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Fossidarity wrote

Isn't Kodi a good alternative for Plex?

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ziq wrote (edited )

LG smart TVs don't have a kodi app, just Plex and emby. Only Android TVs have kodi.

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Fossidarity wrote

You could use a beaglebone and attach it to your TV. I guess that's the most FOSS solution I can think of for that.

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xxi wrote (edited )

Definitely some games; right now I'm into Fallout 1/2 for example. However I tend to prefer non-DRM games even though they're proprietary. I'm not really that into new games — there are some exceptions, Axiom Verge is awesome — so I very rarely feel the urge to directly contribute to help huge companies with earning profits.

And some non-free firmware, banking software and so on as other people has mentioned. I'm not completely Youtube free but I'm doing pretty without it most of the time. However when it comes to music (live videos and other transient things that can't be found anywhere else) Google are assholes. All the music related videos I've tried to download with avideo are DRM-protected. I hate that.

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Yunlunuae wrote

Dwarf Fortress. EVE Online Basically any game really, free software games are mostly not great.

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Yunlunuae wrote

Dwarf Fortress. EVE Online Basically any game really, free software games are mostly not great.