Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 28th Sep 2013 23:03 UTC
Google

So there you have it - ads are very likely going to be part of Gmail soon. After all, it seems almost silly to not monetize a core app with an absolutely massive install base - between 500 million and a billion. I just hope these ads won't be overly intrusive, and from the looks of things, the Gmail team is approaching the situation with care.

Ads on my Android Gmail application? Seriously, Google?

Alternatives?

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RE: Ready for a new alternative
by woegjiub on Sun 29th Sep 2013 10:19 UTC in reply to "Ready for a new alternative"
woegjiub
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2008-11-25

Define challenge.

If you run replicant with FDroid on your mobile, and any linux distribution on your PC, you can basically do anything.
There are great mail apps out there (Mutt, K9Mail, KMail, etc.), and replacements for most things.
Personally, I like KDE for the unified experience and customisability without sacrificing ease-of-use.
Until recently, I was using only console applications and AwesomeWM for most non-office/multimedia tasks though, and that works fine too.

Anything required for work that is windows/OSX specific can easily be run in a VM, with the actual workstation and all applications except those outliers running in Linux.

Your OS doesn't need to be dominant; just popular enough. Linux is that.

Edited 2013-09-29 10:23 UTC

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