pavelmachek (pavelmachek) wrote,
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Dark design patterns

Got Jolla installed. Ok, it looks cool. But already some unnice things can be seen. You _need_ jolla account to install apps. You need to agree to nasty legaleese. You are asked for name and password, it looks like that's all, and then it wants to know real name, email address, birthday... Appstore looks cool... but does not list licenses for software being installed. Still better than Android. Miles away from Debian.
It also seems to require login separate from app store login to get the "really" interesting stuff. Unfortunately, I don't know how to get that one.
I'd quite like to get python/gtk to work on Jolla (or maybe Android). If someone knows how to do that, I'd like to know. But I guess running Maemo Leste is easier at the moment.
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