/mg/ - Software and Hardware Minimalism General

Josiah Richardson
Josiah Richardson

For discussing software and hardware minimalism.

What is computing minimalism?
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unix_philosophy
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minimalism_(computing)

Why software minimalism?
- Fewer bugs
- Better performance
- Lower memory footprint
- Better maintainability
- Higher scalability
- Longer software lifetime
- Smaller attack surface

List of minimal OSes and distros
Most minimal
LFS

Obscure minimal
FreeDOS, Plan 9

Hipster minimal
Crux, Source Mage, GuixSD, Void, FreeBSD

Autistic/sane minimal
OpenBSD, Gentoo, Alpine

Most sane minimal
Debian (netinst)

Minimal programs lists
Suckless: suckless.org/rocks
Cat-v.org: harmful.cat-v.org/software/
Window Managers: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_X_window_managers
Alternatives to Bloatware: github.com/mayfrost/guides/blob/master/ALTERNATIVES.md

Minimalism is not a lack of something. It's simply the perfect amount of something.

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Jason Murphy
Jason Murphy

bumo

Ryder Ramirez
Ryder Ramirez

do you guys think his penis is minimal?

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Carter Collins
Carter Collins

bumping

Nolan Wood
Nolan Wood

Is an intel nuc considered minimal? It's pretty tiny

Daniel Baker
Daniel Baker

That's the suckless founder guys

Jaxon Perez
Jaxon Perez

debian net iso is god tier

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Austin Brown
Austin Brown

supforums.com/thread/65270771/technology
There are less than 200 replies, newfag.

Daniel Morris
Daniel Morris

guys i didn't know there were new versions of
2018-03-14

dmenu 4.8 released: download

st 0.8 released: download

2018-03-20

st 0.8.1 released: download

This release fixes some regressions introduced in the 0.8 release.

suckless.org/

Lucas Morgan
Lucas Morgan

Install st
Apply scrollback patch
Shift + pageup/down just spits ;2~ into the console
Soooo....? What the fuck is this?

Isaiah Nguyen
Isaiah Nguyen

Currently I'm building a custom W7 image without all the useless shit
Does it count as minimalist?

Jason Ramirez
Jason Ramirez

Windows
No amount of gutting will ever make that OS minimal. Except if you're using 98SE of a hyper-stripped XP.

Carter Phillips
Carter Phillips

post screenshot

Carter Thompson
Carter Thompson

Top is config.def.h so I know the patch applied
Bottom is shift+page up/down twice then just page up/down, which just prints a ~

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Christopher Cook
Christopher Cook

try shift+ctrl+pu/pd?
just an idea
I've now switched to termite because of shit like that. Runs flawless.

Jack Perez
Jack Perez

That enlarges/shrinks text
I might give termite a go, I used to just use the gnome console before I properly stripped gdm garbage off my box so I'm still playing around and trying to find one I like.

Joshua Roberts
Joshua Roberts

I had this as well

I installed it + scrollback (which is now more lines of code than xterm...) and any time I tried to scroll with mousewheel or pageup it'd just spit out shit like that.

Connor Green
Connor Green

What do you use now?

Liam Robinson
Liam Robinson

discord
get out.

William Brooks
William Brooks

It's just in the browser and I have to use it to talk to my normie friends, fuck off.

Ryder Ramirez
Ryder Ramirez

Discord in firefox browser
Get out. Now. Fucking discord niggers man.

Michael Allen
Michael Allen

Oh would you fuck off you pedantic shitstain

Liam White
Liam White

supforums.com/thread/65294889/technology

discord arch niggers. bloat on top of bloat.

Logan Hall
Logan Hall

oh no
a tab open
how horrible

Juan Richardson
Juan Richardson

Oh no
a tab open of facebook
no biggie yaaa

fuck off.

Landon Jackson
Landon Jackson

Oh no
A false equivalence
Go fuck yourself

Jaxson Collins
Jaxson Collins

discord isn't a botnet
No wonder you can't fix your own problems. Stupid bloat arch nigger

Ryder Anderson
Ryder Anderson

One sells your data because you willingly post it all, the other requires you install the application and give it system level access.
Guess what leaving it sandboxed in a browser tab does, you gigantic fucking idiot?

Colton Nelson
Colton Nelson

Guess what leaving it sandboxed in a browser tab does

fucking bloat. Going through all that trouble to talk to random faggots.

Bentley Cook
Bentley Cook

using a browser is now bloat
okay fucktard

Alexander Sanchez
Alexander Sanchez

go tell you discord buddies i btfo ur bloated ass

Austin Ross
Austin Ross

saying bloat 6 times means I won! I'm the smart one!

Colton Smith
Colton Smith

Convince me whether encrypting my system is bloat or not.

Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones

It's not.
Encrypt your shit

Blake Kelly
Blake Kelly

Finished installing Crux, had to do it from a systemrescue cd chroot for my wireless driver to work at the start, rebooted, apparently some shit got fucked up real good on my SSD , not sure what happened, had to clear the memory cells and I get to start fresh. Gentoo, Source Mage or Crux.

Daniel Roberts
Daniel Roberts

Source Mage, the experience will make you a man.

Benjamin Lopez
Benjamin Lopez

You already installed Crux, probably Gentoo too, give Source Mage a try

Jeremiah Mitchell
Jeremiah Mitchell

Off to become a wizard and cast spells it is!

Hunter Price
Hunter Price

last I checked I could use both in browser

Gavin Brown
Gavin Brown

it is according to cat -v faggots

Adam Miller
Adam Miller

Best minimal file system?

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