@Dashrender said in Modern iPad security: the most secure endpoint ever?:
@Francesco-Provino said in Modern iPad security: the most secure endpoint ever?:
@RojoLoco said in Modern iPad security: the most secure endpoint ever?:
@Francesco-Provino Yes, the closed, xenophobic iOS environment is secure... and severely limited compared to every other device available. But if that works for you....
iOS has almost everything I need in a mobile device. Of course I have also a lot of server and beefed desktop with Linux for heavy stuff, but I don't think the iPad can be beaten as a everyday carry device…
I absolutely hate windows, I dislike to manage it as a server and I don't want to have trouble with it as an endpoint also (much worse IMHO).
Linux is great, but not that much on mobile.
Mac OS X… is what I'm using now, but there are several things I don't like and I feel it's very tied to the past. It performs well on apple hardware of course, but the latest iteration of macbooks has leaved me disappointed.
Android is similar in many ways to iOS, but iOS polish and integration with the hardware is completely on another planet.
I'm a big fan of Linux, but Android is almost as closed as iOS… if it wasn't true, I would write this post from an Android tablet running KDE and using reKonq as a browser.
So why don't you just buy yourself an x86/x64 tablet, install nix on it and be happy?
Because if Linux desktop (I mean, on desktop pc) experience is less than stellar but acceptable, Linux on mobile is usually not. Problem with pointing devices, strange suspend/resume issues, awful battery life, lack of polished integration with the hardware in general… I've beeb there. With the best of the best, Dell XPS 15.
Of course is getting better for Linux on laptops, but the other OSs experience is still leading.
I know that with a hundred of tweaks, using i3 wm with exactly THAT version of the kernel I can (maybe) get a comparable user experience, I've done it for years, but… why bother?
I use my mobile endpoint mainly as a client to connect to servers and surfing the web, I don't want to wast time and energy reconfiguring this or that nvidia-kmod or the latest pulseaudio weird stuff. Oh, and of course I would have to repeat this snowflake configuration on every new machine.
Why don't go instead with a stateless endpoint that has a completely reproducible configuration in 2-3 taps?