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[#] Wed Feb 03 2021 10:52:01 MST from ParanoidDelusions

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We just had long conversations about open source alternatives to Alexa and similar devices at home. 

The problem is, they're still sourcing a lot of the information they gather and storing it on the usual culprits. Google, Apple, Amazon. 



[#] Fri Feb 05 2021 02:16:34 MST from Wangiss

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I'm definitely going to automate my office using Mycroft, the Linux Alexa which doesn't have to connect to the internet. It has a sort of blood-brain barrier. I'm getting closer and closer!

Also I've been watching a bunch of DIY videos and it's making me increasingly sure that I'll be able to use my outmoded tablets and things to my advantage. I'll probably have a magic mirror (a normal mirror with a screen behind it) and very likely a weather station made out of my busted tablet and phone, respectively.

Thanks for telling me 500 times to use Linux, guys. 



[#] Fri Feb 05 2021 15:49:01 MST from ParanoidDelusions

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Figuring out innovative uses for old, deprecated electronic mobile devices is a major win, to me. I end up just giving them to younger family members. :) 

 

Fri Feb 05 2021 02:16:34 MST from Wangiss

I'm definitely going to automate my office using Mycroft, the Linux Alexa which doesn't have to connect to the internet. It has a sort of blood-brain barrier. I'm getting closer and closer!

Also I've been watching a bunch of DIY videos and it's making me increasingly sure that I'll be able to use my outmoded tablets and things to my advantage. I'll probably have a magic mirror (a normal mirror with a screen behind it) and very likely a weather station made out of my busted tablet and phone, respectively.

Thanks for telling me 500 times to use Linux, guys. 



 



[#] Sat Feb 06 2021 02:27:43 MST from TheDave

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Fri Feb 05 2021 02:16:34 MST from Wangiss

I'm definitely going to automate my office using Mycroft, the Linux Alexa which doesn't have to connect to the internet. It has a sort of blood-brain barrier. I'm getting closer and closer!

Also I've been watching a bunch of DIY videos and it's making me increasingly sure that I'll be able to use my outmoded tablets and things to my advantage. I'll probably have a magic mirror (a normal mirror with a screen behind it) and very likely a weather station made out of my busted tablet and phone, respectively.

Thanks for telling me 500 times to use Linux, guys. 



501: Unix is best OS for everything except playing windows based games.



[#] Sat Feb 06 2021 09:44:24 MST from ParanoidDelusions

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I can't quite articulate it - but although many organizations are moving to cloud based apps...

Microsoft has a flexibility that means a SMB can run Exchange, AD and MS-SQL based apps but they can scale to an organization the size of Intel. 

Linux is much more difficult for a SMB to run with these kinds of apps - and at scale - many organizations need more advanced features than a lot of the *nix versions of these apps provide. 

Centralized, departmentalized, global account management (Active Directory/Group Policy) - is something that *nix doesn't really do like Windows does. The "groupware" integration - what Citadel approaches - Exchange does better in a large corporate environment. Part of it is in *nix you're usually dealing with a lot of little components that it is up to you to plug into one another how YOU want them to work. They're not all designed specifically to work with another product. MS Windows has this suite of productivity apps that are all designed with an eye to integrating with one another... it is an ecosystem. 

 

Sat Feb 06 2021 02:27:43 MST from TheDave

 

Fri Feb 05 2021 02:16:34 MST from Wangiss

I'm definitely going to automate my office using Mycroft, the Linux Alexa which doesn't have to connect to the internet. It has a sort of blood-brain barrier. I'm getting closer and closer!

Also I've been watching a bunch of DIY videos and it's making me increasingly sure that I'll be able to use my outmoded tablets and things to my advantage. I'll probably have a magic mirror (a normal mirror with a screen behind it) and very likely a weather station made out of my busted tablet and phone, respectively.

Thanks for telling me 500 times to use Linux, guys. 



501: Unix is best OS for everything except playing windows based games.



 



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