Well the day a proper secure, user owned laptop hardware, which is something not looking like it came from the last decade, has proper thunderbolt and similar tech only available on modern laptops (which I need, in all seriousness), I'll immediately buy and never look back.
Seriously all these scumbag laptop companies out there.... the moment a proper company comes out and offers proper user controlled laptops which also provides a variation of specs and types of laptops, it's byebye to these manipulative scumbag companies. While many people don't care at all, the amount of people getting fed up with these companies are mounting and increasing as well. It's dangerous if they keep making people unhappy, and it'll only get worse as technology becomes increasingly closer to our brains, and at some point even integrated into our brain, which will undoubtedly happen, and maybe even (probably likely) become mainstream. So who wants a proprietary, backdoored, error-prone, computer in their brain in contrast to open source, open hardware, which can be trusted? Even before all this, some people who didn't care before, are starting to care now when technology is increasingly getting closer to their lives. Like The Amazon Echo, which is always listening to its environment, and now it's happening to TV's and many other gadgets as well. Eventually even toasters can spy on us. It'll probably only be a question of time before people smack down on large corporations demanding major change. The question is probably more "when" it'll happen. At which point is enough enough? Seemingly it also has a cultural effect, like the Chinese people are essentially just rolling over allowing their iron tight government to use new technology to become never before seen scary Big Brother v.2. But the western world probably won't let it go that far. There are many ignorant people, but at some point, the film will have to crack. We're building a dys-topian society here, and more and more people are starting to realize just that. Heck we might even see an Elon Musk in open hardware one day, if the problem keeps growing. But right now, laptop hardware choices are rather moot and quite frankly, impossible to find something that serves all primary needs (not even getting to the secondary needs). -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "qubes-users" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to qubes-users+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/qubes-users/f9fe0424-a01d-457d-ba91-7751f861c1ce%40googlegroups.com. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.