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Sick of all data harvesting and always tracking social networks, biased media/social media like facebook and twitter.
Advocate of Linux and FOSS, Privacy enthusiast.
Namaste 🙏

@prateik

Namaste 🙏 Glad you joined us 😃

You may already know about mastodon so no need of introduction i think.

There is very few people in India which relly care about privacy and Love FOSS 😍

@inditoot Love to see Indians use FOSS and privacy centric softwares and social media and get rid of google, facebook, twitter etc.

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@prateik
Truth be told, I don't see an alternative to Google or Microsoft Office. The only reason I have Windows (alongside Ubuntu) is Office.
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@ritwikraghav14 @prateik

Well, its harder to remove Tech Gaint from our life but using Foss we will limit there knowledge about us.

There are alternative Available like Libreoffice and Nextcloud, Tutanota mail, Search engine like searx, duckduckgo.

@inditoot
I have used Libre office and OpenOffice. Used Duck too. But, there is no replacement for PowerPoint. And, I keep coming back to Google for general searches.
@prateik

@ritwikraghav14 @prateik There must be some good alternative out there. You just need to find it.

@ritwikraghav14 @prateik hmm I will let you know if i find a good alternative to it

@ritwikraghav14 If you are young, in college, stick with @libreoffice nonetheless.

Decades later, your older self will be grateful to you, because many older formats from MS and others cannot be opened elsewhere. Check tweet's thread.

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@ritwikraghav14 @inditoot For me LibreOffice work fine to alternative to PowerPoint also you can try StartPage as search-engine its basically Google search minus the logs, tracking plus they have Anonymous View which is amazing.

@prateik
Impress isn't for me. But, I'll try StartPage. That, I've never used.
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@ritwikraghav14 @inditoot @prateik

@duckduckgo has a neat trick for google. Just add " !g " to your search words and it mirrors google search results for you.

@mu @ritwikraghav14 @inditoot @duckduckgo
Yes its called Bangs. Shortcuts to quickly access the site eg. !sp for StartPage or !w for Wikipedia.

@ritwikraghav14 @inditoot Ohh there are so many alternatives to Google and MS. if you are talking about gmail you have ProtonMail and Tutanota. for your search engines you have searx, StartPage, DuckDuckGo, Qwant. For MS Office alternative i suggest LibreOffice.

@prateik
The encryption feature of ProtonMail is damn good. I've used Duck. But, for general searches, I keep coming back to Google. And PowerPoint has no alternative. I tried using MS Office online, and its a pain.
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