A lot of the discussion related to Purism devices is privacy centric, but I mainly want a Linux based phone for ease of customisation. I’ve used iPhones for work, and various Androids for personal use, and have often been frustrated with barriers to controlling my own device. Even with Android custom ROMs, there are enough issues to be a significant frustration at times.
While privacy is a concern to me, particularly with broader social implications, at this stage it is an abstract concern for me, whereas other usability aspects are immediate. In previous work, I was dealing with valuable IP, and privacy may have been a more immediate concern.
I have been using Linux for general computing for some years, and am aware of the limitations. I have always still needed to use Windows for work and other duties, mainly due to software availability, and sometimes for client convenience etc. I am aware of the ‘small market’ limitations, but the benefits still appeal for my usage in most cases.
I was considering SailFish, but thought Purism may suit me better, and was happy to buy in.
So given the privacy focus of the discourse, I was curious as to how that ranked on other customer’s priorities?