More and more articles recently about the plethora of rip-off, spyware apps in many app stores.
A key way to quickly ID if an App store is trustworthy is to check out what proportion of the apps are actually “Open Source” versus closed, black-box “Binary Blobs” (meaning the code is inaccessible & unreadable to all but the authors.)
HTG Article re AppStore Risks
UPDATE Aug 3 2018:
As it turns out, the transition to the “DaaS” design referenced below does “not” apply to consumer installs of Win10 . . . but IS targeted for business and large organizations (military, education, etc.).
HTG Article re Win10 “DaaS”
Interesting article – – Windows 10 Desktop going to “DaaS” (Desktop as a Service). Sort of like Office 365 that is rented by the month . .
ComputerWorld Article re Windows 10 Changes
This post will update a previous post about the same topic, but includes the latest info. WPA3 is a substantial improvement over the current WPA2 ecosphere.
It features 4 Main new or improved functionalities:
- Privacy on Public WiFi Networks
- Protection against “Brute Force” attacks
- Easier connection to “Non-Display” computing devices (aka, Amazon Echo & many similar IoT type of hardware)
- Higher Security for Gov, Defense and Industrial (& Business) organizations
When will it be available . . . ?? Hardware and software updates slated for release starting in 4q 2018 (although some devices from last half of 2017 are already wpa3 capable — but not activated).
HTG Article re WPA3
Managed to ‘clean’ install Elementary OS on little, slow, old laptop! No apps yet .. but all  updates are done and works great so far.
Internet, sound, mouse . . . what more do I need!
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” . .
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