jehturner wrote: Space Cat wrote:
thisisreallycomplicated wrote:My next move is windows to linux
That's a good choice if you're using your computer for documents and browsing. But Linux lacks hundreds of professional apps due to its desktop market share.
Yeah, that argument could easily go either way, depending on your profession.
Everything that touches design, graphics, and audio production (Linux has very poor audio system and drivers) is out when you're moving to Linux. I used it on desktop for half a year.
I wish we had some alternative for macOS but it's simply a money issue. No company put so much money in Linux desktop as Apple and MS put in theirs. So I'm paying my tax to Apple now and hoping they will not break everything.
admin wrote:The problem with both windows and mac is really how the companies insist on them just puking your data all over the internet and everyday take away more and more control from the user to control that.
Apple is nowhere near Google and Windows 10 in terms data mining. I'm not their fan but it's a safest harbor of proprietary software because they're a hardware company. They don't get profit from analyzing their userbase like Google does on Android and in search.
For example from the iOS guide: https://www.apple.com/business/docs/iOS ... _Guide.pdf
"iOS also uses a randomized MAC address [...] so it can’t be used to persistently track a device by passive observers of Wi-Fi traffic."
Search: "Unlike most search engines, however, Apple’s search service does not use a persistent personal identifier across a user’s search history to tie queries to a user or device; instead, Apple devices use a temporary anonymous session ID for at most a 15-minute period before discarding that ID."
"Spotlight Suggestions never sends exact location, instead blurring the location on the client before sending."
iMessage: "Apple does not log messages or attachments, and their contents are protected by end-to-end encryption so no one but the sender and receiver can access them. Apple cannot decrypt the data."
FaceTime: "The audio/video contents of FaceTime calls are protected by end-to-end encryption, so no one but the sender and receiver can access them. Apple cannot decrypt the data."
"Location Services can be turned off using a single switch in Settings, or users can approve access for each app that uses the service. [...] Additionally, users are given fine-grained control over system services’ use of location information."