This page is a reference of alternatives to mainstream products / products run by mega-corporations
DuckDuckGo aggregates it’s results from over 400 sources across the net. I’ve found the results aren’t quite the same as Google, but still good enough.
StartPage uses Google’s search index, so results are similar to Google’s but there’s been questions about the company’s ownership recently. 1
Now that the browser wars may have returned,2 you may want to switch from chrome to another browser.
Firefox is a good option for a browser that isn’t chromium-based (the chromium project is run by Google, but is Open Source).
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ProtonMail is an email service run out of Switzerland, and has robust end-to-end encryption support. 3
- SourceHut - alternative to github
I’d recommend Ubuntu for first-timers as the installer is pretty helpful and the OS is configured for use right out of the box.
NOTE: Take extreme care when installing new operating systems on your computer, as you can easily erase all your data if you pick the wrong option. Do your research!
To be continued!...
2020-05-27- Initial Revision
2022-07-19- update links to protonmail and remove dead link
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