Switching Software is a beginner's guide to help people switch to privacy-friendly FOSS apps and federated services. You can follow at:

➡️ @switchingsoftware

The guide's website is at switching.software

Thes a git for the project at codeberg.org/swiso/website

Pine64 make cheap open hardware including Linux smartphones, laptops, tablets and smartwatches. You can follow them at:

➡️ @PINE64

They also have a video channel at:

➡️ @pine64tilvids

Their website is at pine64.org

Pine64 products are mainly aimed at technology fans, and people who like to customise or build libre systems.

The White Wolf is a German-language video account that features "Let's Plays" of popular PC games, and is also an official mirror of the Igor's Lab PC tech channel. You can follow at:

➡️ @the_white_wolf (in German)

If the videos aren't visible on your instance yet, you can see all of them at video-cave.de/accounts/the_whi

Smartyflix makes videos about technology and pop culture, often with a historical slant. You can follow at:

➡️ @smartyflix

If the videos aren't all visible on your instance yet, you can see the complete set at tilvids.com/accounts/smartyfli

Here's an interesting one about popular 1990s software tools:


Pocket Popcorn Computer is an upcoming handheld Linux-based computer using open source hardware and software. You can follow at:

➡️ @pocketpopcorn

The website is at pocket.popcorncomputer.com

The Linux Experiment is a video channel devoted to the Linux OS, Linux software, Linux phones, FOSS, de-Googlising and related topics. You can follow at:

➡️ @thelinuxexperiment

If the videos aren't visible on your instance yet, you can see them all at tilvids.com/accounts/thelinuxe

The videos cover a wide range of skill levels and distros.

Penpot is a new free open source prototyping and design platform. You can follow at:

➡️ @penpot

The first alpha version has just been released, find out more at penpot.app

(Penpot was previously known as Uxbox)

SimpleTools is a community that promotes free open software which is lightweight, simply designed and easy to use. You can follow at:

➡️ @simpletools

Their website is at simpletools.info

GDQuest is an organisation that promotes free open source software in game development. They have a video channel at:

➡️ @gdquest

Their website is at gdquest.com

If the videos aren't yet visible on your instance, you can see them all directly at tilvids.com/accounts/gdquest/v

The FOSS software they promote is also on the Fediverse, such as @godotengine, @Krita and @Blender

Plasma Mobile is a FOSS smartphone interface which runs on top of a Linux distribution. You can follow at:

➡️ @plasmamobile

Like its desktop counterpart Plasma, the Plasma Mobile project is run by @kde

The official website is at plasma-mobile.org

Plasma Mobile provides official images for running it on the Pinephone made by @PINE64

Graham Cluley is a well-known blogger on computer security, and co-presents a podcast about it called "Smashing Security". You can follow at:

➡️ @gcluley

The blog is at grahamcluley.com

The podcast is at smashingsecurity.com

PostmarketOS is a version of Linux for smartphones, based on the Alpine Linux distro. You can follow the official account at:

➡️ @postmarketOS

The official site is at postmarketos.org

Currently the PinePhone made by @PINE64 has the best compatibility with postmarketOS.

Many other devices are partially compatible (see wiki.postmarketos.org/wiki/Dev for their status).

Never Obsolete posts screenshots of computing, tech and gaming from times gone by. You can follow at:

➡️ @256

The posts seem to provoke a lot of memories, it is well worth reading the comments 😃

Mobian is a version of Debian Linux designed for mobile devices. You can follow the project here:

➡️ @mobian

The official site is at mobian-project.org

Mobian currently runs on the Pinephone open smartphone made by @PINE64

Olimex manufactures open source hardware including low-price home servers, mini computer boards, laptop kits and components. You can follow them at:

➡️ @olimex

You can buy their hardware from olimex.com

One of their most notable products is the FreedomBox kit which includes everything you need to run your own @freedomboxfndn self-hosting home server. More info is available at olimex.com/Products/OLinuXino/

Al's Geek Lab is a video account about retro gaming, technology and related stuff. You can follow at:

➡️ @alsgeeklab

Because TILvids is quite a new instance, many of the older posts may be invisible on your instance. You can see all of them at:


Kubuntu is a version of Ubuntu Linux using the @kde Plasma desktop. You can follow Kubuntu's official account at:

➡️ @Kubuntu

Kubuntu is a free open source project and is available from the official site at kubuntu.org

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