I could give a fuck about most IP nonsense, but for once I'm not sure if this is technically muhPiracy, it's just a matter of principle.
Basically, GIMP is too fucking big and slow and I don't feel like spending an hour configuring it to not load 700 fonts and useless filters every time it starts. And it still takes up a gig of hard drive space, which is completely retarded, considering I use it to cut and slightly manipulate fucking comic book panels. So, GIMP is trash. I already switched to a user account and deleted my account with a 'free year of office' because it's bloatware that doesn't even work correctly with other parts of Office, Windows and MSN. I can not and will not use Windows Store, I will never have another Microsoft account for any reason, and I'm somewhat regretting that I didn't have another OS installed on this machine to begin with.
I don't play video games, make videos, or basically do anything but simple image editing, browsing and writing on my computer. However, some programs like Fotografix (an open source lightweight image editor) are shackled to the Microcock Whore, because muh"free"distribution from disinterested corporate parasites is more valuable than personal integrity to normies. You can't actually download new versions anywhere but the Microcock store.
Now, for me, this just means I'm not going to use your software, unless someone actually has archives. But "piracy" for stuff that's already free is unpopular, because muhnormies don't understand that having decentralized alternative networks is valuable in and of itself.
What are the best sources for Microsoft account independent software for Win11? It can be freeware, or not, I am completely indifferent - except that I can't really torrent, because I refuse to pay for VPNs or anything else online. Hell, I don't even pay for my internet. I am not giving these crony prostitutes money for shit, they can go drown IMO.