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                <title>My Thoughts on Software</title>
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                <a href="/">⬅ Back</a>
                <h1>My Thoughts on Software</h1>
                <h3>Software should be free and open source</h3>
                <img id="soft" src="p/gnu.png" alt="GNU logo">
                <p>The best software is free software. Not free as in free beer, but free as in freedom. If the software you're using
                on your computer is free, then you control your computer. But, if the software on your computer or other devices is not
                free, then your computer controls you. <a href="https://stallman.org"/>Richard Stallman</a>, the founder of the GNU
                project as well as the FSF (Free Software Foundation), makes plenty of excellent points in <a href="https://www.fsf.org/blogs/rms/20140407-geneva-tedx-talk-free-software-free-society">in this video</a>.
                There are more speeches available <a href="https://www.gnu.org/philosophy/speeches-and-interview.html">here</a> if you are interested.</p>
                <p><b>If you care about your freedom, you should use free software.</b></p>
                <h3>The current state of software companies</h3>
                <p>As of the time I am writing (or typing) this (2021), most software companies don't care about good programmers anymore.
                Nowadays, most software companies care about "equal representation", but they don't really care weather someone is actually good at programming.
                Now don't get me wrong, some software companies don't do this, but MOST of the biggest companies on the planet do this (i.e.
                Microsoft, Google, Facebook). This is one of the reasons why a lot of software that these companies make are either bloated,
                slow, complicated, or all three.</p>
                <h3>Why you should not support these software companies</h3>
                <p>Most of the biggest companies on the planet are also some of the most unethical companies as well. Here is a list of companies
                that you should probably not support and reasons why:</p>
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                        <li>Apple: Collects personal data via IOS and MacOS. Engineering is questionable and software is very restricted.</li>
                        <li>Amazon: Collects shopping and other personal data. Forces sellers on their site to go out of business through extreme competition.</li>
                        <li>Twitter: Just a really bad social media platform to be on. Lots of SJWs, brainlets, and people with no common sense.</li>
                        <li>Facebook: Collects <b>OBSCENE</b> amounts of user data. And I mean <b>FACEBOOK COLLECTS TRUCKLOADS OF PERSONAL DATA</b>.</li>
                        <li>Google: Also collects loads of personal data, but has more spyware than Facebook. Google also manipulates search results, use DuckDuckGo instead.</li>
                        <li>Microsoft: Windows, do I need to say more?</li>
                        <li>Zoom: Data collection and countless exploits and vulnerabilities. Avoid it.</li>
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                <p>Along with the reasons I provided, most of these companies employ censorship into their software in some way. Please don't
                support these multi-billion dollar corporations.</p>
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