209: The Best Product Doesn't Always Win

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I think it would be interesting to see a resurgence in WebOS on a mass scale. I can’t remember why I was so much more pro Android at the time, something I regret now, but seeing some kind of open source competitor is absolutely a dream of mine… and I’m sure a hand full of others.

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Interesting that https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/ has a faulty SSL certificate. Doesn’t inspire confidence.

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A few links to help you on your VPN journey…

Excellent VPN comparison site: https://thatoneprivacysite.net

EFF brand agnostic guide to VPNs: https://ssd.eff.org/en/module/choosing-vpn-thats-right-you

Decent summary of leading brands: https://www.privacytools.io/providers/vpn/

A few DLN Forum discussions over VPNs:

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As raised by @MichaelTunnell PIA was bought my Kape.

Kape owns CyberGhostVPN and since buying PIA they’ve added their signature unprotected false positive to the top of PIA’s website as well. Below is the result I get using ProtonVPN informing me “You are not protected” and “Your Status: EXPOSED”.

Kape’s no stranger to using false positives to move product, they also own DriverFix which according to malwarebytes was discovered to be pushing false information to sell updating software.

Browsing through kape.com today they’ve reinvented themselves as a…

“'privacy-first’ digital security software provider”

on their about us with no mention of their other products anymore (that I can find).

Does that make PIA a bad VPN choice? I don’t know. I just don’t trust Kape to take an ethical stand when they need to.

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Awesome info @Ulfnic! And thank you! :grin::penguin::penguin::penguin:

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Thanks, everyone! I used to use Psion organisers then Palm pilots all those years ago for calendar / diary in particular but looks like I missed-out on WebOS almost entirely. Way before then the OS that I think was well-ahead of its time was Commodore’s AmigaOS. Full multitasking, WIMP GUI and CLI/Shell, even text to speech out of the box - late 80s, if I remember correctly! The hardware was phenomenal for its time too :slight_smile:

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I second that. Thanks, @Ulfnic!

I would imagine not. I don’t use them. Currently, I am using Windscribe. They have a Linux terminal client that I like.

Not to self promote but here are my thoughts on it:

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You remember correctly. The Commodore AmigaOS was WAY ahead of its time. I think the demise of Commodore release all those engineers to work on the great products we enjoy today tho. I see the Amiga living on in different aspects of my Linux experience today. Look at the custom chip design of the Amiga. All processing was offloaded from the CPU to the custom chips. What do we have now? Multi core CPUs, multi core GPUs, sound being taken care of by its own hardware. The Amiga really does live on.

Of course, I could be a bit biased.

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