I'm curious what Intel's plan B looks like (or rather C/D/whatever as they're already moved to plan B as the main driver)
It's not inconcievable for them to have something along those lines, but they're not that desperate yet.
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>If they provide a good alternative to the Play Store, I'd be more than happy.
A few months back while I was looking for a new phone and doing the research, Huawei was not on the short-list. Reason: they're not unlock friendly, and no Lineage (or at least AOSP) support.
You'd have thought the embargo would have made them more flexible on this front; it would have been an no-cost way for them to score points with the rest of the world in addition to making easier for people to get their google dope if they're so inclined.
Google are jealously guarding their wares for business reasons, but Huawei seem to be equally control-freak for no obvious reason.
FDroid-the-client and FDroid-the-repository are two separate things; of course they work together to produce what is commonly referred to simply as FDroid, however one can pick and choose.
The repository accepts only open source apps, so it doesn't have a wide appeal, however the client is designed such that it can easily use additional repos; someone willing (or as in Huawei's case - being forced to) can piggy back on the client instead of creating their own from scratch. Pooling resources together instead of reinventing the wheel, etc.
I have the impression that Huawei doesn't "get" open source, though. They're big so they can certainly throw resources at the problem, will it be enough? Or, possibly, they want to make it on their own, which would be a silly mistake of course, but given that decisions are at least influenced by political cadres, it's possible.
You're only blocking 3 major DNS providers, just on ipv4, and the code is already sizeable.
If you add more of them and throw ipv6 into the mix it's going to get out of hand pretty soon.
I'm doing it differently, by just allowing my pi-hole outbound acces to 53/853 udp/tcp and dropping everything else by default; it's certainly shorter. I'm not addressing DoH in any way, but neither is your setup.
Other uses I'd like to get it for: RetroPie as I have the controllers already and a lightweight desktop.
Lightweight desktop is deployable today provided you have a cooling solution, the rest would need a bit more time to mature.
>You always have the recourse of moving to another job
If you do that every time you had an argument, you were either allways right (yeah), or are part of the problem.
In my experience, most of the time friction comes from chasing different ideas (or different means of chasing ideas); not to say personal vendettas or such is not a thing, but the case the article is describing likely isn't.
Also, Linus can't kick anybody out of linux development, they can keep doing what they do and getting paid while ignoring him. I wonder if this is the reason Linus gets mad sometimes...
If you haven't had "sparks flying" moments while working on things, it's probable you haven't been doing useful things all along.
Many of the times, after tempers cool, people realize it's nothing personal, and competing ideas are part of the game. Egos play a part here, and recognizing when you were wrong is a good trait to have - both for self preservation and for still having developers left at the end of the day.
Unlike in a commercial setting, where if boss pulls rank you have basically no recourse, developers will walk away eventually, and that I think is ultimately keeping Linus in check..
Is there going to be enough fallout to force them to back track?
It's obvious to privacy minded people that this is google trying to take advantage of the situation to score against add blockers, but I personally think that google is testing the waters and is ready to retreat if too many defect.
If only enough people will do it...
>And remember some applications can bypass our host file, and even the DNSes you set
Apple seems to be one (bad) example here.
I'm forcing everything inside the internal network to go through the pi-hole I set up for this purpose - the (company issued) iphone 5s can't find apple store, and other apps running on the phone report no internet. Imbecils.
>Installing any printer - particularly multi function ones. Any single time I've ever had to install a printer on any distro it's a pest.
I haven't installed a printer driver on Windows for a long time, but I still have flashbacks from the HP installer bringing a decent spec computer to it's knees while doing it's thing - with the extra benefit that from then on a boat load of useless services would be added to the boot times.
Not saying Linux shines in this aspect, but printing is possibly not the best show case of Windows being better.
>Why are you relying on your provider? Why don't you have LineageOS/any custom ROM/your own builds from source (which is easy to do if you have device/kernel/vendor trees)?
You're probably joking, but LineageOS users will get it sooner than the average joe.
I'm one of the former, and I currently have the May security pacth level since May 17th when I last updated.
Building from source, though...not really. I did it once when Lineage had build system issues and haven't published a ROM update for some time, and it's not a trivial amount of effort. Ultimately, the most important issue was that my own build was using a separate signing key, and I couldn't get back to the official LOS build using OTA update. These days they publish official builds daily, with the occasional hiccup of a few days once in a while.
In more articulated terms, the notion that "if you're paying attention, it'll not happen" is only accurate a set percentage of the time.
Every little thing that can be done to improve the chance of bringing that percentage up is worth doing (but it'll never be 100).
Lightening up a bit, around the place I call home there's a joke going like: "only those who don't work, don't make mistakes...and the mistake-free deserve a promotion". Which begs the question: are you a manager?
..and we're all going to be poorer for it. Americans, Chinese and bystanders.
I was recently watching the WW1 channel on youtube (awesome thing, go Indy and team!) - the delusion, lack of situational understanding and short sightedness underscoring the actions of the main actors that started the Great War can certainly be paralleled to the situation here.
The very idea that you can manage to send China 40 years back in time with no harm on your side is bonkers.
Couldn't agree more. Someone political has threatened had a word with ARM over what might happen to anything using their designs if they continue to supply China companies with licenses.
The word was had with Softbank, rather? Regardless how you look at it, ARM is worse off than before, I can't imagine them being so eager on their own, it probably was forced on them...
(this is pure speculation, no insight whatsoever, personal opinion)
Both RISC-V and MIPS are subject to US embargo.
That does not have quite the same impact.
ARM fences improvements to the architecture and instruction set behind a business contract, thus making it unfeasible.
For RISCV/MIPS you can download them freely, or you can license already existing IP from a non-encumbered vendor as a start off point for your thing.
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