Commercial software acts like viruses

Credit to this Reddit thread: https://old.reddit.com/r/privacy/comments/kcwpwz/commercial_software_acts_like_viruses/

I am using a Mac for my everyday tasks, and recently I wanted to un-install Adobe, Google’s Chrome, and Microsoft Office.

The number of processes, agents and libraries that are distributed throughout the operating system is outrageaous. In a way they remember the way a virus works, penetrating deep into your system, silently installing applications and running them without your consent.

This is unbearable. Constantly calling home, without any user need (“c’mon, excel? Really?”). I do not need such amount of bloatware to run Excel, Photoshop, or other perfectly offline stand alone apps. These apps need to ‘strip-down’ to the bare minimum to be appealing again.

Something is very, very twisted in today’s commercial software.

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I only install software from those corporations on virtual machines

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