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Consider SX and Micro

1. sx instead of startx 2. micro instead of nano

And could you elaborate on how to use factotum "in place of" PAM? I don't think that's possible on Linux. --Unsigned comment by User:Unabomber on 02:59, 8 July 2019.

Glad to see feedback.
I'll look into sx and micro.
I'm almost 100% certain factotum cannot be used with linux, but it is better than PAM. The reccomendation more or less is shilling for 9front over Linux or BSD.
Perhaps I should change that to "9front+factotum instead of linux+PAM", or just remove it. --Unsigned by User:OkabeR on 18:05, 8 July 2019.
I feel that this sx is a bit esoteric. I never heard of it before and had to look it up. I know of no other individuals using it. --Se7en(1) (talk) 04:33, 12 July 2019 (CEST)
I switched to sx and have been using it for a few days now. It is a bit esoteric, I think I've only heard about it once a long time ago, but it gets rid of the need for xinit and is more in line with the Unix Philosophy so I think it's a better fit. I had to edit it for my specific set up but any /g/entooman should be able to do that. micro full on did not even want to run. And from first glance it appears heavier than nano, it's design strikes me as very similar to emacs' modularity. I did end up looking into aeiou in the process. It hasn't been maintained for a decade now so I'm not sure about reccomending it. --OkabeR 08:40, 12, July 2019 (PST)

Another Potential Resource

This page has a nice list that I have been using to find alternatives to bloatware. I'm unsure if it fits in with the true philosophy of software minimalism tho, so I'm just gonna link it here and you true software minimalists can decide on whether it is good enough. --Owsum (talk) 13:22, 13 February 2020 (CET)

I think I've seen this list posted somewhere before. It looks like the author of this list is defining minimalism by program size which is a less autistic way to define it. I think it's an alternative solution to the problem that minimalism tries to solve so I'll link it as such. ~OkabeR (talk) 10:05, 13 February 2020 (PST)