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Meme invented by Windows users to trick Linux users into wasting their time reinventing the wheel repeatedly for decades, ensuring they will never be a market share threat.

Minimalists advocate parting with items that do not spark joy.

Minimalist Software

  • openBSD
  • dwm
  • st
  • fff
  • surf (don't do this)

Minimalist software is not to be confused with command line software. For instance ranger uses curses and is written in python so it is definitely not minimal despite being on the command line.

Notable Minimalists

  • Marie Kondo
  • Uriel †
  • Luke Smith