@gael The question is: can we trust in a GNU/Linux "made" in China? 🤔
@gael @nikolal That's true, but I read this: "Right now these select Huawei laptops with Linux are only rolling out in China, via Huawei’s official e-commerce store VMall.com." and you know that China has a backdoor in all the devices and wants to control what the population do everywhere. So, it's difficult to think that they are not doing something with these laptops used by the people (hardware maybe?). I really hope that it's something good.
I think that people knowing how Huawei is will watch closely code that is run and hardware that is installed. Also Huawei implementing some code that isn't open source will get cracked easily imo by community and they will lose all legitimity for future, thats what I think they won't do anything hasty to implement backdoors. They need their own OS ecosystem outside US based OSes and thats why they choose Linux, no need for coding new OS atleast for the time being, much cheper
@seguridad …, which obviously also means: just reinstall a fresh copy and you're likely fine.
@rugk Or some chip hidden in the hardware.
@seguridad which is considerably harder though
@rugk Not really. It's not the first time, and not only in China.
@nikolal Not "maybe". It's a fact. And it's easy to confirm for most software that tracks users.
And it's not only "some", the web is mostly build with "open source" software (even proprietary web software), websites that respects users privacy are still a minority. Even websites for "open source" projects (mozilla websites, wordpress.com, among others) contain trackers… Same for most "open source" android apps.
@nikolal "Open source" is a only a way to resolve problems fasters, and building better/more software by reusing existing code. It's not about users privacy/freedom.
Most developers care only about technical issues. They don't give a shit about users privacy and other political issues… They have no problem with locking their projects inside proprietary silos with shitty EULAs (github, medium, slack, discord… ) and putting trackers in their software (esp. google analytics)…
@lucy Maybe the question is: why aren't they using XUbuntu? ^^
@lucy That cannot be hidden on the long run with open source software and a large community of users
@gael excellente nouvelle.
I think Huawei can be an ally of linux 🤔🧐
@gael Huawei protecting the Linux desktop...
When I tried deepin, I read about some tracking going on, not backdoors but not privacy friendly apparently (in a similar fashion to Ubuntu I guess), can find some sources.
@gael Unsurprised here: trumpy banned them from android; they are moving on and were ready.
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