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  • Phones are generally seen as more secure because they’re less likely to have malware and the apps should be running in their own sandbox, meaning it’s more difficult to see what each app is doing and so theoretically it’s more secure.

    Most desktop operating systems do not have sandboxing in place, have known malware that could be installed much easier than on a phone, and harder to verify that the system is secure. This is doubly so taking into account that basically the only way to use the banking information is through a web browser, which could have any number of junky web extensions installed.

    While things are incrementally changing on the desktop front (mostly on Linux with Atomic distros, Flatpak/Snap, and Firefox container tabs), most banks are only familiar with Windows and macos, and since those two have the most security risks, they’d rather play it safe with the relatively more standardized, theoretically more secure phone OS.


  • You definitely want a mid size case if you’re going to move it around. I got a full size with my first build and while it is nice and roomy, it’s never fun to move when needed.

    The case you have in your list has your 2.5" SSD storage in the back and PSU under an aluminum bar at the bottom. Everything else will mostly likely be easily accessible, but if you ever need to do PSU/SSD changes, it won’t be as easy as everything else.

    Otherwise, I really like Corsair cases, they’ve never done me wrong.











  • RiderExMachinatoLinuxIt's time to move to Linux - YouTube
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    2 months ago

    I think there are two major hurdles keeping Linux adoption back (besides the obvious installation bit). The first is that our backwards compatibility is terrible. It is easier to get old versions of Windows software to run in Wine than it is to get some old Linux software to run natively.

    If something like Photoshop did finally release a Linux version, even if they only did one release to make 2% of people happy, it likely wouldn’t be able to run natively after 5 years.

    The second is a good graphical toolkit. Yes, GTK and Qt exist, but neither are as simple as WinForms or SwiftUI/Aqua.