reposting this old meme because I've been mad about it lately

@lunch@cybre.space would be kinda cool if chrome was used as a runtime, like each thing would work with this singular chrome and everything branched off of that.
or used something other than chrome.. yeah using something more basic and less ram-intensive would be cool.
this app called zello which is a walkie-talkie/messaging app, when minimized it only takes like 3MB of ram
why can't everything be like zello

@jessica @lunch There are lighter alternatives to Electron, such as NeutralinoJS and Tauri:
blog.logrocket.com/why-use-ele

Unfortunately they're not widely used. But they should be. Also add to the fact that Electron is not libre as well.

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@jessica @lunch Definitely. Native programs may be harder to develop, but they're 100 times more efficient and takes less resources. If I forget that it's nonfree to begin with maybe I'll put up with it for some program I use once a year, but running a web browser just to use a text editor for example, is an overkill. Why in the world would I want to run a web browser for each program? RAM is not unlimited.

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