There is still a substantial “underground demand” for Smart Phones that are unencumbered by the Android (google) and IoS (apple) phone Operating Systems and hardware.
Thus . . . the Quest continues . . .
Will these phones by Purism succeed in the duopoly world of phones? Well, many have tried and run into a brick wall. Companies include Canonical, Mozilla etc.
But play the video below to get an overview about the company behind this effort of “Open” hardware and software devices (PC’s, Tablets and Phones).
Toward the end of the video, the free-phone (carrier-less) plan is introduced (it’s 100% doable) unless the Government(s) erect roadblocks to protect the status quo (the carrier monopolists).
So, this is a very informative video . . .
note: Bionic Beaver is the moniker for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (released on April 24 and supported until April 2023).
15 things to do to “tweak the beaver” . .
Now, you can recover your data from a Windows PC that refuses to boot due to some malware or just a hosed configuration . . . If you have data worth saving . . . this article is worth a read and follow up.
I will be covering these points in more detail at a future meeting – – – no need to pay some local tech shop $150 or so. Once data is retrieved, then a standard Windows install can be initiated.
MakeTechEasier Link to Data Recovery for Frozen PC
When fully developed (in beta now), this will add a lot of benefits for ChromeOS users (Linux + Android).
See here for more info: Softpedia article re Linux on Cromebooks
According to Softpedia, Ubuntu & Win10 play nice on the SurfacePro3 without need for extra work or tweaks.
Here’s more detail from Softpedia:
Softpedia Article re Ubuntu & Win10 Dual Boot . . .
If using an SSD under Win10 . . . this article by “MakeTechEasier” can help to optimize that device.
Makes me think in about 5 or so years the traditional HDD (hard disk drive) will have the same status as “8-Track” audio tapes do today.
(edit 5/2/1848: updated link below)
MTE on SSD’s & Win10