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Planned obsolescence can undermine privacy - and our pocketbook. For example, Apple computers, that get phased out of new software updates, may force us to make unnecessary choices.

This could force us to purchase new computers (when they are still viable) and to use hardware and software that may be outside our needs.

Try to install Linux before you opt for a new device. POP_OS performs wonderfully on outdated iMacs. Many distros can take a slow Windows PC and give it new life.

@theprivacyfoundation my kids only got through home learning in lockdown because they were able to use some laptops that had been discarded as too slow by windows users some years ago. With #Linux they still run as well as the day I got them

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I've found MXLinux on Macs works particularly well - personal preference

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