Microsoft is testing ads in the Windows 11 File Explorer

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  • Pi-hole

    A black hole for Internet advertisements

  • Files

    Building the best File Manager for Windows

    I'm a bit late to the thread, but I switched to Files a couple of months ago and am very happy with it. It's an open source Explorer replacement.

  • talent.io

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  • winfile

    Original Windows File Manager (winfile) with enhancements

  • lutris

    Lutris desktop client in Python / PyGObject

  • downlords-faf-client

    Official client for Forged Alliance Forever

    Download latest FAForever client (Unix version) from: https://github.com/FAForever/downlords-faf-client/releases

  • ubuntu.com

    The official website for the Ubuntu operating system

    I've been a full nope to Microsoft for more than a decade. https://ubuntu.com/

  • webapp-manager

    If you wanted to you could set your wife up with a totally stripped down Gnome or KDE Plasma desktop that hides literally everything except for the things that she might care to use. You could even create shortcuts to various websites using something like Mint's Web App Manager or by writing .desktop files by hand.

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  • virt-manager

    Desktop tool for managing virtual machines via libvirt

    Don't even need to buy a VMware license. Just use KVM with virt-manager which already support PCIe pass through.

  • CBL-Mariner

    Linux OS for Azure 1P services and edge appliances

    You can always switch to Microsoft's Linux distro

  • budgie-extras

    Additional Budgie Desktop enhancements for user experience

    Just an idea ... Look at Ubuntu Budgie

  • hid-fanatecff

    Driver to support ForceFeedback of the FANATEC CSL Elite Wheel Base

    If your wheel pedal and shifter is of the Fanatec kind, there is a driver on github.

  • duckduckgo-locales

    Translation files for duckduckgo.com

  • NewPipe

    A fork of NewPipe with SponsorBlock functionality. (by polymorphicshade)

    Also, if you like SponsorBlock, I would recommend this fork.

  • NewPipe

    A libre lightweight streaming front-end for Android.

    NewPipe works fine. But UI could be an issue for some. And TBH, I have never used the official YT mobile app, so I don't know about what features could be missing when compared.

  • Scout APM

    Less time debugging, more time building. Scout APM allows you to find and fix performance issues with no hassle. Now with error monitoring and external services monitoring, Scout is a developer's best friend when it comes to application development.

NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts plus user suggested alternatives. Hence, a higher number means a more popular project.

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