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Yes, riot sucks both in its current "desktop" implem (electron indeed) and the web version - tried it about two months back. You can tell there's possibly something worthwhile there though; eventually it may become usable for work.

I found the way the software tries systematically to push the user towards the "official", centralized matrix server distasteful though.




> I found the way the software tries systematically to push the user towards the "official", centralized matrix server distasteful though.

Seems like they're simply trying to reduce friction for the on-boarding process to me. Characterising it as distasteful is taking the piss a bit.


Indeed, trying to find the balance between "accessible for your average WhatsApp user" and "powerful for more advanced users" is still something we're working on. Nothing deliberate here.

- Matrix team


It is already usable, try it now and you'll be surprised.

Web version works smoothly on my 2009, 4gb ram laptop and the android version is faster than Whatsapp on my samsung galaxy 1.

Had no idea there was a desktop app, will try it out but why use that when the web version works so well?




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