RISC-V is seen as the future with more modern and more open design than ARM and zero security risks like ARM has. ARM is so risky, I'd never risk (pun intended) developing something new with it, only something old.
Oh yeah, forgot about that!
Still very low end devices, but moving up fast. I'm really excited to see the first SBCs and desktops built off of it.
@scottalanmiller Yep, I just wanted to share the configuration I use as my daily driver because it makes working in the terminal that much more efficient. The OP mentioned wanting something that was a bit slicker and more powerful, and I think in addition to your choice of terminal, your choice of shell and other tools contributes to having a better experience. I prefer FISH for my shell, and tmux is my terminal multiplexor of choice. ZSH is another great alternative shell as well.
Got a couple of users on macOS that would like to set up a softphone on their desktops. In theory Linphone, Zoiper, X-Lite make macOS versions. Anyone have a reason to pick one or the other or have another option on macOS?
I use Telephone on my laptop and like it. Its pretty sparse, but it works well and is efficient.
It is likely obvious, but as I know that some people are searching for this information, creating administrative users in this way can be done very easily from remote command lines such as ScreenConnect, ConnectWise, MeshCentral, and so forth.
It's my device, if I want Joe from the mall kiosk to replace whatever in my device, that is my right to do, and I'd be the responsible person who risk the device being broken further or compromised with non-oem parts.
On the other side of the conversation I understand Apple's reasoning for this and it's sounds like they simply want users to use OEM only parts, but they use this guise of "for security".
Which also kind of irks me. . .
Why do you call it a guise? If Apple doesn't make the interconnect APIs available, who knows what those knockoff people are making.
I'm back to the point where the device should likely just hit you with a warning every 24 hours that you might have compromised shit installed - but I'm guessing that Scott and others will be against that level of frequency.
I'm against a one time notice of there being a perceived security issue in the device.
I'm not against a notification -- but every 24 hours seems excessive. Maybe a 30 second notification every reboot -- something that doesn't require any action other than waiting the 30 seconds.
But this is just an "you may have been" there is no proof that something has been compromised. Just the possibility because a non approved person or company has worked on property you own.
I think any notification that would force you to wait, period would be overly intrusive.
Right, you MAY have been compromised with Apple's own stuff, too. But they would "conveniently" not show a warning. Therefore the warning would have nothing to do with risk, and everything to do with FUD.
Honestly, it's not impressive. This is not "power" hardware by any stretch. The price is high, but the gear in it is lackluster. They've not released a "power" product since 2013, what they released then was this which is pretty hampered, and they don't plan to update it until 2019 at the earliest.
It's not hard at all to see how an ARM-based system might compete really, really well here. Apple's "power user" hardware isn't on par with power users from the rest of the industry as it stands today and their refresh cycles are absurd so that anyone in their "power users club" has to already feel totally abandoned under the current model of things.