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Schaller: The long journey towards good free video conferencing

Schaller: The long journey towards good free video conferencing

Posted Oct 15, 2012 16:34 UTC (Mon) by lutchann (✭ supporter ✭, #8872)
In reply to: Schaller: The long journey towards good free video conferencing by nybble41
Parent article: Schaller: The long journey towards good free video conferencing

> general-purpose workstations, and especially mobile devices, need to be self-contained, secure in the face of a direct connection to the Internet with no intervening firewall.

In principle, yes, but (a) the state of the art isn't really there yet, and until then we need "defense in depth"; (b) there's no money to be made from selling FEWER layers of security. The Android phone I bought yesterday came with a trial version of a virus scanner...what...?


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Schaller: The long journey towards good free video conferencing

Posted Oct 16, 2012 6:13 UTC (Tue) by mastro (guest, #72665) [Link]

You bought your phone from the wrong people.

Schaller: The long journey towards good free video conferencing

Posted Oct 17, 2012 4:26 UTC (Wed) by lutchann (✭ supporter ✭, #8872) [Link]

This is getting horribly off-topic, but I'll bite. I wanted a phone with a physical QWERTY keyboard, snappy web browser, IMAP client, GPS navigation, and connectivity via WiFi and T-Mobile USA's "4G" data network. That's it--no games, no "app store", no camera, no "mobile TV", no NFC...

What phone should I have bought, and from whom?

Schaller: The long journey towards good free video conferencing

Posted Oct 17, 2012 6:56 UTC (Wed) by mastro (guest, #72665) [Link]

If things like "no camera" and "no NFC" are hard requirements, your options are probably extremely limited. If that's the case, IMHO you should reconsider your priorities if you prefer to give your money to someone that installs "a trial version of a virus scanner" on an Android device rather than having NFC and camera on it.

Schaller: The long journey towards good free video conferencing

Posted Oct 17, 2012 14:06 UTC (Wed) by lutchann (✭ supporter ✭, #8872) [Link]

Oh, no, I meant those items are irrelevant to my decision. I'm perfectly happy to ignore features I don't need (provided they don't cause any harm).

So, given that, do you have any suggested phones for me to look at? I can still return this one...

Schaller: The long journey towards good free video conferencing

Posted Oct 17, 2012 17:45 UTC (Wed) by lutchann (✭ supporter ✭, #8872) [Link]

The Relay 4G is the phone I just bought, which fits my needs. I was just curious what mastro would have recommended that apparently wouldn't have come loaded with T-Mobile/Samsung bloatware.


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