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.
- Matrix team
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?