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#11
Originally Posted by itdoesntmatt View Post
but android without gapps is so poor..
Since switching from N900 to Nexus6 I have never used any Google app for my use. Booted up android 6 only once to to enable usb debugging and then straightway replaced it with cyanogenmod.
No gapps used, all that I need is in F-Droid repository: https://f-droid.org/ : Firefox, vlc, osmand for navigation etc. Only exception is WPS Office, which i sideload after downloading it through apkpure: https://apkpure.com/
 

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Acrus, I am also running a Nexus tablet with Cyanogen/lineageOS and F-Droid with a few DL's APKs; but my N900 is still my primary.
The problem is that unlike even my kids Rasberry Pi computer or my N900 or even my old Zaurus I can not just jump on SSH and do nearly anything on my tablet. Effing drivers and surfaceflinger tie-ins mean we cant yet do real linux+X11. Sure a few apps form the most popular os can be nice, I also use WIne sometimes on AMD64 but real linux where I know where logs, .config, and most daemons run vs Android where everything had to be effing different for some reason.
 

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#13
> Nexus
> manufactured by Google

no, thanks.
 

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Originally Posted by meego_leenooks1 View Post
> Nexus
> manufactured by Google

no, thanks.
Google does NOT manufacture the phones. The Nexus 5 for example has been manufactured by LG.
Please, know your facts!
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Yes, they are from LG. I'm also using a Nexus 5 with Sailfish, there are not so many alternatives
 

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#16
O cmon guys. This flamewar is just ridicilous.

Do you guys ever get it?! There is no fully open source OS.
No embedded modern SOC has every driver fully open.

Modem firmware is closed and will send stuff to asholes like Trump or Putin or other dictators depending on what country you are in.

Welcome to 1984.

We should all be affraid of those asholes whatever OS you use their following you. You may add some delay for them by using VPN and encrypted communication but you will never be safe.

So stop this stupid war and use whatever crap OS you like. We are all doomed anyway.

If you want to be safe don't vote at asholes and turn on every damn ****ing phone/laptop or whatever and go out in the wood and make your own food.
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#17
Originally Posted by mikecomputing View Post
O cmon guys. This flamewar is just ridicilous.

Do you guys ever get it?! There is no fully open source OS.
No embedded modern SOC has every driver fully open.

Modem firmware is closed and will send stuff to asholes like Trump or Putin or other dictators depending on what country you are in.
I kinda agree with you; modern FW is bad which definitely means we need some old-fashioned FW.

The best thing that will hopefully be available one day is Neo900 where you can isolate the baseband from the OS completely.
Other way to achieve this is to have for example a notebook format device which has 3G/LTE on a separate USB dongle.
 
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#18
Maybe another reason to own a neo900?

http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/29/politi...cts/index.html
 

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The reasons to own a neo900 are numerous. Sadly the chances to own one right now when it might be important are close to nil.
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Originally Posted by mscion View Post
Maybe another reason to own a neo900?

http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/29/politi...cts/index.html
Actually this inspires the idea that your phone might simply be
an application hosted on a personal website,
the handset merely vpn'ed into it somehow...

...So if it gets lost/stolen/whatever
the handset reveals no privy bank/family data
and your contact list does not get spammed out of existence.

That considered,
it is probably just a rephrase
of what someone somewhere already does.
I am a bleeding-edge expert on reinventing what
can already be bought at the local grocery store.
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