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Bookmarked: The Endless Conundrum of creating a secure PinePhone | Dalton Durst

A few days ago, a friendly face joined the Pine64 Development chat room, where developers meet to talk about creating software for many of Pine64’s more complex consumer products (the PinePhone, PineTab, PineBook, and similar). They had a question that sparked days of debate and research: Is it possible to perform Verified Boot on a PinePhone? The question seemed simple enough. Verified Boot – sometimes called or trademarked Secure Boot – verifies that the owner of a system approved a piece of software to run, or boot, on that system.

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Boosted: Google-free /e/ OS is now selling preloaded phones in the US, starting at $380 | Ars Technica

If DIY flashing isn't your thing, refurbished Samsung devices are now available.

This is pretty cool. Now there's at least one viable alternative phone I can buy if my current one reaches its end-of-life. I'm still holding out hope for the #PinePhone and other #nix based smartphones. Getting a convergent Linux onto smartphones that can serve as a daily driver would be killer. But until then it's great that there's a choice that isn't a giant Silicon Valley silo.

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Why Linux still needs a flagship distribution - TechRepublic

Can't say that I'm a fan of this idea. I think a Flagship Linux would just overshadow all other distributions (see Chrome vs other web browsers, Mastodon vs other fediverse servers). Nothing is stopping OEMs and developers from picking a distro and specializing in it. That's what Dell did with the XPS laptops. They chose Ubuntu, Pine went with Manjaro for the PineBooks, System76 ships with their own PopOS. Then a non-technical user gets to choose which one they prefer, instead of being stuck to Flagship Linux.

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