Outlook now ignores Windows' Default Browser and opens links in Edge by default

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  • beardedspice

    Mac Media Keys for the Masses

  • Scout Monitoring

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  • finicky

    A macOS app for customizing which browser to start

    I'm currently experimenting with "link eye" from FDroid on Android. There's also [finicky](https://github.com/johnste/finicky) for MacOS.

  • hosts

    🔒 Consolidating and extending hosts files from several well-curated sources. Optionally pick extensions for porn, social media, and other categories.

    I think these two things help make Windows more usable.

    * O&O ShutUp10++ – Free antispy tool for Windows 10 and 11 | https://www.oo-software.com/en/shutup10

    * StevenBlack/hosts: Consolidating and extending hosts files from several well-curated sources. Optionally pick extensions for porn, social media, and other categories. | https://github.com/StevenBlack/hosts

  • MSEdgeRedirect

    A Tool to Redirect News, Search, Widgets, Weather and More to Your Default Browser

    https://github.com/rcmaehl/MSEdgeRedirect

    That should fix it, right?

    I use it for quite a long time now and it works with the search bar in the startmenu.

  • reactos

    A free Windows-compatible Operating System

    I'm currently using Linux due to this kind of hostile behavior from Microsoft on Windows.

    However, we are power users and the big masses won't care about an ever increasing misalignment between the users' needs and Microsoft's. We cannot vote with our wallets, e.g. by using Linux instead. It won't matter.

    What we could maybe do is contribute to projects like ReactOS[0] and make it easier for the layperson to migrate to it if modern Windows finally annoys them. Just food for thought.

    [0] https://reactos.org/

  • LACT

    Linux AMDGPU Configuration Tool

  • AreWeAntiCheatYet

    A comprehensive and crowd-sourced list of games using anti-cheats and their compatibility with GNU/Linux or Wine.

    The real sore spot is with multiplayer anticheat, about 50/50 according to https://areweanticheatyet.com/ ... plus maybe a few singleplayer games with draconian DRM. Otherwise, things usually just work with the occasional hiccup (those hiccups can be a real PITA to resolve though from my experience).

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  • okd

    The self-managing, auto-upgrading, Kubernetes distribution for everyone

    > I've never had to do that.

    Using OKD (OpenShift Kubernetes Distribution) because I just dealt with this morning:

    https://github.com/okd-project/okd/releases - download the MacOS installer and unzip it.

    Then try to run it from the command line. Be told that it "cannot be opened because the developer cannot be verified". This is NOT the "is an app downloaded from the Internet, do you wish to run it?" dialog.

    Go to Finder, and double click it. Get the same message.

    You have to go to Finder, then right click the app, specifically hit Open (which will open a terminal that will immediately exit), and only now can you run this app in your original terminal.

  • Microsoft-Activation-Scripts

    Discontinued A collection of scripts for activating Microsoft products using HWID / KMS38 / Online KMS activation methods with a focus on open-source code, less antivirus detection and user-friendliness.

    > What makes you think the crack you apply to your official ISO isn't compromising your OS?

    I guess the crack being FOSS with readable source code helps. It's a 9000 line cmd file with insane Windows-y things everywhere that make it hard to read, but being open at all and with that many users gives me quite a bit of confidence in it.

    https://github.com/massgravel/Microsoft-Activation-Scripts

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