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jeudi 9 novembre 2017

Google Chrome is great? Think again…

The Chrome web browser won market-share fast, and still is. But people tend to forget who is behind Chrome.

Now Google (or should I say Alphabet?) decided that their Chrome browser feeling faster is worth breaking web sites and going against the established standards that make the Web an open platform. That’s bad.

I’ve been using Firefox since it first appeared, not because it is the fastest, nor because it is the best, but because it is free software, backed by an organisation that pursues its users’ best interests and protects their privacy. Here’s one more reason to do so, if one was needed.

The icing over the cake is that Firefox is getting really fast! If you’ve been using Chrome, think again…

mercredi 19 novembre 2014

My favourite applications for Android

In a previous post, I wrote about the Fairphone. I own one, and this is how I entered the Android world. The only operating systems I had used before were those for personal computers.

As a GNU/Linux user, I got into the bad habit of having full control over my computing environment, and having the means to adapt it to suit my needs, and being able to rely on a vast repository of good free software, each of which leaves my private data alone, and none of which bugs me with ads. No need to say, I have become quite demanding :-p

Although Android has a well-earned reputation of being a locked-down environment (though not as much as iOS is), the Fairphone thankfully does not fall into this category. Besides, F-Droid made my day on the software front…

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vendredi 7 novembre 2014

Mes applications favorites sur Android

Dans un précédent article, je parlais du Fairphone. J’en ai un. Et c’est ainsi que j’ai découvert l’univers d’Android, moi qui n’avais connu jusqu’alors que les systèmes d’exploitation classiques (pour ordinateurs personnels).

Utilisateur de GNU/Linux, j’ai la mauvaise habitude d’être maître de mon environnement informatique, de pouvoir adapter son fonctionnement à mes besoins, et de disposer d’un catalogue de logiciels libres fiables, respectant tous ma vie privée et n’ayant pas de publicités à m’infliger. Il va sans dire que je suis devenu quelque peu exigeant :-p

Si Android a la réputation d’être un environnement généralement très fermé, le Fairphone n’est heureusement pas dans ce cas. Par ailleurs, j’ai réussi à trouver de quoi me satisfaire, grâce à F-Droid

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