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Hoping that 2020 can be the year I eliminate the last remnants of proprietary software from my life (at least above the firmware level)

@qyliss what are you using now and replacing it with? I'm always trying to replace proprietary software, but haven't found replacements for everything yet

@ccgx mostly it is that I am not yet blocking proprietary javascript, and that I still use my iPad for some things like password management because I am not yet satisfied with application security on desktop Linux (but fixing that is like, my job or whatever)

@ccgx family + a couple of other people still use iMessage also. Need to sort that.

@qyliss I have the same goal. I am getting a Librebooted thinkpad and a PinePhone.

Right now I basically have a tablet with a keyboard. It is an Amazon tablet, but I was able to neutralize most of the hostile applications.

The best thing is to just not use nonfree software to begin with. Fortunately I never became very attached to proprietary systems (for example, I never got a Facebook account or used a Mac). Before my computer broke, the only nonfree software it ran was the kernel firmware plus whatever garbage the BIOS and Intel CPU had.

@masterofthetiger
Who are you buying the thinkpad from? Curious to see how well the librebooted ones work in 2020.
@qyliss

@magneticeagle @qyliss I bought a used one offof eBay and am having it librebooted by other seller on eBay.

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