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Re: This was inevitable. But Android handled it well.

I don't quite understand why you lumped Linux in with Windows/macOS. There are 2 major differences between Linux software and that written for Android/Windows/macOS.

The first is that nearly all Linux software is not only open source, but that it is peer reviewed before being packaged and included on the distribution servers for any particular flavor.

The second is the ethos of the authors. In general, authors of FOSS are interested in users privacy, not selling their details to anyone prepared to pay for nefariously obtained data. FOSS authors also tend to write software for the good of mankind and if users like to make a donation for good software, then all well and good but the authors are generally not in the business of extracting money by evil means.

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