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Meet Alawalk - Possibly the Lightest Launcher Ever

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Popular launcher applications Do and Kupfer may have some competition - say hello to the incredibly lightweight Alawalk.

Alawalk, the brainchild of a developer named 'hunterm', is a new launcher application made completely in plain bash. This results in Alawalk requiring next-to no other dependencies to run and incredibly lightweight. When running Alawalk consumed less than 70KiB of memory.

Yes, that's right, KiB!




Lightest Launcher

I'm glad someone is looking at building lighter applications. Every time I install a new program my laptop gets heavier. Big Grin

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