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[–]iDontShift 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (7 children)

lineage os + rooted phone + fdroid + apkpure.com = near full experience

many apps use play store for purchase proof

i use all freeware apps or purchase directly from company.

nearly all will help you give them your money without p(l)aystore

[–]MuhUkraine 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (5 children)

I mostly just download mine from Usenet using my TRS-80 Model 6000 running Xenix.

[–]GeorgeCarlin 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (4 children)

Wow.

[–]MuhUkraine 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (3 children)

You can actually type 'man' followed by the name of a command and the computer automatically shows you documentation. Don't need a book or anything.

[–]GeorgeCarlin 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

like linux or bsd. But this i can respect very much for its reliability that it obviously proved.

[–]MuhUkraine 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

Yeah, and the flexibility of the Usenet protocol

[–]GeorgeCarlin 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I wanted to look into usenet again a long time ago, but it is always only so much time i have... which is a lot less than stuff i have interests in.

Sadly i gotta do a lot of interfaces between front-end and back-end at this vicinity in time but i'll surely put usenet on one of my to-do-lists.

Thanks for reminder.

[–]GeorgeCarlin 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

A solution it is, indeed.

[–]GeorgeCarlin 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

Google is a frontend for the three-letter agencies of the US-deep-state, like Facebook / Meta is. Every saiditer should know this by now, at last.

[–]raven9[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I know that. I never download apps from the playstore. I do not even have a google account but I found the playstore web front a convenient way to browse for apps before downloading them elsewhere because the playstore has a lot more app reviews than any of the 3rd party app stores and that permissions list was convenient to view.