Samsung’s Dex, oooh new Deepin, Mycroft raising, Purism about to start shifting dev kits, Macs and Linux, going open source only. You can leave your hat on.
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Samsung’s Linux on Dex magically turns Android into Ubuntu 16.04 on high end devices. It’s another stab at convergence. Canonical tried with Ubuntu Touch, the project is now maintained by the UBports community. The Librem 5 crowdfunding campaign was propped up by corporate purchases, could big IT departments buy Dex in bulk?
New Deepin’s out and boy does it look sexy in the screenshots. Compare with KDE Plasma or Elementary OS. Inspired by Mac OS but open source. The Chinese distro has been a focus of a ‘spyware affair’. Lenovo’s Superfish scandal. Red Star OS. Bloomberg’s spying hardware story.
Mycroft have been raising ton of money and are hiring. It looks like the project is still going strong. They have investments from all sorts of places. The Mark I might not have been a serious competition to Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant, but the Mark II is going to be better. Maybe it will even know what beans are. You can give it a try on a Raspberry Pi, Linux PC or an Android device as well. Mozilla’s speech recognition.
Going ‘open source only’. Use Open Street Map instead of Google Maps. pCloud and NextCloud can replace Dropbox for cloud storage. Could we ditch proprietary social networks? Mastodon, Diaspora, MeWe - could they replace Facebook and Twitter? Could we use one to infiltrate the other with tools like cross posting? We need to redefine what a social network is. In some places Facebook is the internet. Social Network the movie. China practically lives on WeChat. BLOCKCHAIN. Could Hyperledger be the salvation? Is it user friendly enough? Is Trump daft or pretending? Back at the point: F-Droid and Collabora Online. Have a look at a list of various cloud services. Linux doesn’t work for everyone, as EposVox would attest. Kdenlive and OpenShot to the left of him, huge studios to the right, but he’s stuck in the middle with his proprietary platforms. IoT. Google Fuchsia. Microsoft Windows 10 IoT. Raspbian and Ubuntu Mate for the Raspberry Pi. Oh yeah, there are also the BSDs.
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