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Discussion on: 11 Reasons I love Linux, and 1 why I don't

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Carl Draper

better support of Android* devices? Huh? They are well supported on Linux, and KDE Connect syncs notifications and clipboard with Android what else do you need?

There already is an easy to use Time Machine type backup app.

KDE isn't complicated

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Thorsten Hirsch

Here are some "ideas" (not my ideas, other systems already have implemented them)...

  • being able to receive/initiate phone calls on a Linux device when the Android phone is in the same wifi
  • receive SMS on Linux when the Android phone is in the same wifi
  • use your Android camera as a webcam on your Linux computer
  • Is the backup app integrated in KDE? Does it run by default on a desktop computer? Why not? Everybody needs backups!
  • KDE is not that complicated, right, but it's just more complicated than Android/iOS/Gnome and maybe even more complicated than Windows and macOS, but the latter might just be personal preference.
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Carl Draper
  • "receive SMS on Linux when the Android phone is in the same wifi" Already able to with KDE Connect and also Google Messages in Chrome.

  • "use your Android camera as a webcam on your Linux computer" - already possible

  • "being able to receive/initiate phone calls on a Linux device when the Android phone is in the same wifi" - only Apple have that feature with continuity, but it only works with iPhones. Android is not fully Linux so it's harder to do the same. I don;t think Windows has the option either (especially since Windows phone is dead).

It is mostly personal preference. Some things are easier on some operating systems. Windows out the box actually lacks a lot of stuff that OEMs add later. No office suite, no DVD burning suite, only basic zip file support etc, you end up having to search the net for those, whereas they are either preinstalled on Linux or available in the package manager in a few clicks. Does Windows have a backup tool configured out the box by default?