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  1. Big corporations use their power to suppress everything that can threaten their business. Microsoft famously adopts free and open standards and alter them such that they are dominating them. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Embrace,_extend,_and_extinguish

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    • @adiwan in specifically the case of iMessage would requiring the user to have a registered Apple computer, phone, or tablet attached to their account not prevent something like this, as you’d still have to buy into the ecosystem to use it elsewhere?

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    • @zeldatra Apple loves to Stockholm-syndrome their customers. Upgrading the hardware or even repair? No way! Soldered storage? Sure! Using slightly different chips and software-locking hardware components! Of course! Installing unauthorized software on the iPhone? HELL NO. No filthy hands, hardware or software should taint it.

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    • @adiwan "Have you used certain hardware and software ever since you bought the machine? Well, not anymore! Every update takes power from you! It's not a bug, it's a fee-chur!"

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    • @scribus Linux is the only place where I can say:"Heck yeah! New stuff!"

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