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AndMyAxe wrote

I'm the kind of person who wants to keep all my devices running the same OS, and as far as I know there aren't any Linux Phones.

Also, iCloud is super-convenient for keeping all the important files accessible across my devices. Back when I used Windows and needed to transfer something between my desktop and laptop, I'd have to do it through a USB and it was kinda tedious. These days everything I need is just there already.

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surreal wrote

android is linux

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AndMyAxe wrote

For the same reason I like wearing clothes of a uniform colour. It just sort of bugs me otherwise.

Besides, having everything running the same OS makes inter-device interaction a lot easier. The iCloud thing I mention probably wouldn't have worked if I had an iPhone and a Linux computer, for example.

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edmund_the_destroyer wrote (edited )

I hate Microsoft as much as I hate Apple, but to be fair OneDrive should synchronize files between Windows machines as well as iCloud does. (Edit: There are also a number of third party applications that do the same thing. That includes syncthing, although that's mildly technical to set up.)

I have Linux machines, and I used to use periodic rsync commands to synchronize data between them. I'm switching to using 'syncthing' as an experiment.

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AndMyAxe wrote

I don't know if OneDrive was a thing with Windows 7 already (which was the last Windows I used), but I remember having to work with OneDrive to return some school assignments and it was really inconvenient. iCloud is a lot easier to manage, at least IMHO.

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edmund_the_destroyer wrote

I have to use OneDrive for work and it seems passable. But I trust your judgment, I only touch it a few times a month.