Pinephone = Linux-only smartphone?
(01-24-2021, 06:57 AM)kuleszdl Wrote: Hi,

I find advertising the Pinephone as "Linux-only" on the main website a bit irritating. I mean. it's a relatively open device and capable of running any systems that get ported to it. And it is supported by SailfishOS, Android to some degree as well. Suggestion: Change it to "Linux-first".
Could you provide a link where it says "Linux-first"?
When I tried to look for it, I couldn't find it.
I really can't understand the current trend overseas to get irritated by innocent words though.

(01-24-2021, 10:09 AM)tmschmitz Wrote: SailfishOS and Android ARE Linux
They both run on a Linux kernel, so technically they are.
I don't have any experience with Sailfish, but Android has its freedoms pretty well slammed down as a consequence of being made by Google mainstream.
(Android isn't made by just Google, but Google maintains a lot of it, the inclusion of Gapps and Google specific telemetry is what makes it Google.)

I don't really think that removing freedom in return for "convenience" and adding way too much telemetry is the big reason why people want to use Linux.
Even big companies like Canonical (Ubuntu) and Red Hat leave their distributions free (as in freedom) and open, they understand that once you make it closed and telemetry heavy, people will either move to a different distribution, or move to Windows (a closed and spying OS with a huge software library is superior over an equally closed and spying OS with far fewer software).

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Pinephone = Linux-only smartphone? - by kuleszdl - 01-24-2021, 06:57 AM
RE: Pinephone = Linux-only smartphone? - by ryo - 01-25-2021, 04:56 PM
RE: Pinephone = Linux-only smartphone? - by ryo - 01-29-2021, 03:31 AM

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