MS Rolls Out New OS . . . and it’s 100% Linux (what the hey!???)

More and more change at MS.    They have rejected using the Windows OS code and kernel to run their new “SphereOS” which is designed for IoT MCU’s (internet of things microcontrollers).

Here’s a good video and link to the detailed article:

SphereOS for Iot MCU’s

The proverbial “Quest” for Android & IoS free phones . .

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 . . .

Self-Destructing Google Mail . . (better, but does not replace GPG/PGP etc.)

Good feature add by Google, . . . but do be aware of the limitations – not completely secure but OK for “confidential”. Google can still read, and message still in clear text in your “sent” folder. So, . . . NOT OK for Secret/Top Secret.