Politically i dislike systemd, it just gives Red Hat too much control over GNU/Linux.
But functionally, systemd is an amazing… linux framework, let’s say, and as an operative system that rules over the supercomputer market and the server market, you need that. GNU/Linux has to be the most advanced operative system on earth since it operates on the most advanced fields. So it’s just natural that Red Hat wanted such thing.
Well it might sound petty, but good 3D effects and smoothness is what makes Iphone devices so popular. I think having fluid GTK apps is important. Mi point is not “we must have gaming GPU’s on GNU/Linux phones”, my point is “we need AMD on the mobile market since they provide really decent drivers”.
Honestly, i wouldn’t say that people are switching away from XMPP in favor of Matrix… because i think most FLOSS projects never switched from IRC to XMPP to begin with, i don’t have proofs, but i don’t have any doubts, i assume that most projects switched from IRC to Matrix because XMPP was never an option to begin with.
I use Android as everyone does and some of my family members use Iphones, i pretty much can say that that mobile GNU/Linux will pobably have more severe bugs and a worse UI desing at the beggining, because all the first versions of all products have rough corners. I wouldn’t use mobile GNU/Linux for the current quality, but for privacy and freedom reasons.
I don’t think i have seen a real problem with the Matrix protocol, it works nicely for me, many open source projects are opting to use Matrix instead of XMPP, in that sense, it’s not about which community is more vocal, Matrix is just being seen as an ideal replacement for Discord and IRC at the same time.
And so far it has worked very well, but i think at a certain point we will need something more usable in terms of performance while providing FLOSS drivers as i assume the Pinephone does, in that regard it’s weird to see Samsung’s new project to be the perfect fit.
I wonder how a Pinephone 2 would look like tho.
I understand your point, but smartphones are and have the capacity to be more than just a phone, reducing their spectrum of capabilities IMO does not solve anything. I also don’t want an RX6700 on a phone device, it would be too expensive, what i am arguing is that if possible, a linux friendly and powerful ARM device would help more than what we have now.
I will be honest with you, it’s not the same to say “this sucks” because the quality sucks than saying “this sucks” because there are political reasons behind it.
Apple and Android devices have much higher quality compared to what a Pinephone can offer. I am not even talking about the software, the pinephone is a seriously underpowered device. I personally think that regardless of how much the software can improve, we need something more powerful, hence my post.
It’s funny because I use mastodon’s WPA on my phone rather than a mobile app and I love it.
So far I’ve been loving the lemmy mobile web version, it still has a long way to go but I enjoy it. I perceive most people actually like more native apps rather than their web versions.
Edit: wait why did you pick the GPL2 over the 3? Just a question.
I think mastodon and other fediverse social media will take up one day if these conditions are fulfilled.
Popular politicians switch to the platform.
Government creates their own instances for national security reasons (and yes, this is actually being discussed around the world after twitter and Facebook’s ban on Trump, even Angela Merkel raised her concerns over how the situation was handled by The GAFAT).
It takes a more reddit approach and implements groups where people speak about one topic. Example, anime community, pop community, technology community etc.
But at the end of the day what makes big corporate social media strong nowadays are their algorithms, because it removes the necessity of thinking from the consumer, in the presence of an algorithm you don’t need to have a developed personality, interests or objectives in order to get content, and that’s what sone people want.
In the fediverse you have no algorithms to suggest you what to see, so at the end of the day our communities are what we want it to be, that makes us more than consumers, and that’s a responsibility not everyone is ready to handle.
Realistically, the fediverse is niche, but I like it that way.
Sort of? They will soon realize that things are different in here, but if we want to grow the community, we have to accept new users, in one way indiscriminately.