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Plasma Mobile

Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:15 am
by Mauser
I was thinking of getting an unlocked smartphone which I planning on removing Android and installing a real Linux mobile distro on it that respects my 4th & 5th amendment rights. What do you think of Plasma Mobile and did you have an experience with it? https://www.plasma-mobile.org/

Re: Plasma Mobile

Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:57 am
by m_pav
Why don't you go ahead and download neon and run it in a VM for yourself, I'm sure doing that will answer most of your questions. I personally think it is an excellent project but it is very very early software developer code quality, not end user code. If I remember rightly they were talking about this in 2012 and only now in 2018 are we seeing some fruit of their labour's. I only wish the suggested version was not ubuntu-based because I've not been overly impressed with repeated incidences of Ubuntu spyware being uncovered.

Re: Plasma Mobile

Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:17 am
by Mauser
m_pav wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:57 am
Why don't you go ahead and download neon and run it in a VM for yourself, I'm sure doing that will answer most of your questions. I personally think it is an excellent project but it is very very early software developer code quality, not end user code. If I remember rightly they were talking about this in 2012 and only now in 2018 are we seeing some fruit of their labour's. I only wish the suggested version was not ubuntu-based because I've not been overly impressed with repeated incidences of Ubuntu spyware being uncovered.
I have seen how it is on the video but thanks for the VM recommendation. I wish it wasn't Ubuntu based either. I would hope they ripped out the data collection and Amazon from it like what the Linux Mint developers did. :crossfingers: I guess I will hold off on getting a new unlocked phone until Plasma Mobile has a full final release or I find something to replace Android with that respects my Constitutional rights. Thanks.

Re: Plasma Mobile

Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:55 am
by sunrat
Maybe LineageOS is more your style:
https://lineageos.org/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LineageOS

Or for even less Google and if you have a supported phone, you could contribute to /e/ development:
https://hackernoon.com/leaving-apple-go ... e39f492c6f
https://gitlab.e.foundation/e/wiki/en/w ... vices-list

Re: Plasma Mobile

Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:43 am
by Mauser
sunrat wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:55 am
Thanks. I want to de-Google The last one looks somewhat promising.