It’s time to ditch the idea that, when not paying for a service, we’re the product.
This post is related to The Perfect OS is Hard to Find from last year. That earlier rant, perhaps unwittingly, was about interfaces.
Nnow I’ve realised how everything I though of which defines an OS is down to the colours and shapes it draws on the screen. Or to be more precise, my trouble was in finding an OS that I enjoyed using on a surface level. There’s no doubt I much prefer Linux on a technical level. In fact, much of my efforts on Linux have, in retrospect, been attempts to strip away as much of the interface as possible. The more Linux interface I get, the less happy I am. The same seems to be happening with Windows, Mac and even Android.