This take (https://www.xda-developers.com/windows-11-defending-system-requirements/) is hilarious.
Instead of bringing the average mobile device lifespan to the same level as that of computers, we should "change PCs as often as we do with phones to support the business model of hardware manufacturers"?
A gentle reminder that Windows 11 is nothing more than a Windows 10 reskin: *real* minimum requirements are identical
Google moving away from the open APK format to a proprietary Android app format locked to Google Play.
On my quest to land some more pending #phosh merge requests I finally reworked the mode based app filtering (https://social.librem.one/@agx/105004293674500101) so only docked mode shows all apps by default while only adaptive ones are shown in mobile mode.
This can be toggled manually via a button and also disabled completely via a #gsetting . Mobile mode gets more tidy this way (and you can always white list individual apps).
Part of the pipeline has been merged, bringing #postmarketOS from almost-300 to 300+ devices.
We've been listening to feedback that there are too many password prompts in the on-device installer and that the dedicated #SSH user is confusing.
* sshd always disabled
* confusing prompts removed
* follow steps in the wiki https://postmarketos.org/ssh to enable sshd and to disable password auth
Shout out to @mobian who is also using the on-device installer, contributed quite a few cool things and always had the dedicated SSH user dialog disabled 👋
Linux tablet maker JingLing secures $10M funding, starts JingPad crowdfunding campaign
Mainline #Linux porting is finally taking shape on my Xiaomi Mi 5.
Mostly based on Yassine Oudjana's xiaomi-scorpio work, so my gratitude goes to him.
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In the past days, #postmarketOS silently reached a major milestone of over 300 booting devices, around 100 more than in June 2020.
We summarized what has changed for the project in the past months, and what it means for the #Linux phone ecosystem.
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