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#26 2014-07-08 10:50:41

hashbanger
#! CrunchBanger
Registered: 2011-11-28
Posts: 243

Re: If you have nothing to hide, why are you using Linux?

Even If I had something to hide I'd never choose Linux. The risk of backdoors is too high. Linus already admitted that they "tried", Snowden showed that even the Linux RNG is infiltrated.
(Also, that SElinux thingy makes me curious.)

Nevertheless I set up a paranoid machine last night, using OpenBSD with its built-in full-disk encryption even for the boot partition and an EncFS-encrypted folder (tbd) for seriously harmful files, not because I had "something to hide" but because I just could. Maybe some day it'll do its duty for the good thing (tm).

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#27 2014-07-14 05:22:11

KrunchTime
#! Die Hard
From: not where I belong
Registered: 2012-03-02
Posts: 3,264

Re: If you have nothing to hide, why are you using Linux?

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#28 2014-07-15 19:06:52

xero
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Registered: 2013-09-30
Posts: 382
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Re: If you have nothing to hide, why are you using Linux?

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#29 2014-07-15 20:07:42

Alad
Software Satan
Registered: 2014-02-20
Posts: 1,512

Re: If you have nothing to hide, why are you using Linux?

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#30 2014-07-16 01:58:54

CorpusDeMano
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Registered: 2014-07-12
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Re: If you have nothing to hide, why are you using Linux?


devil    The Man of Virtuous Soul Commands Not, nor Obeys...   devil

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#31 2014-07-16 05:21:56

kbmonkey
#! Die Hard
From: South Africa
Registered: 2011-01-14
Posts: 879
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Re: If you have nothing to hide, why are you using Linux?

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#32 2014-07-16 07:14:17

Alad
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Re: If you have nothing to hide, why are you using Linux?

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#33 2014-07-17 01:10:40

g33zr
#! Die Hard
From: Never Never Land
Registered: 2013-02-19
Posts: 635

Re: If you have nothing to hide, why are you using Linux?

For some folks, it's not about hiding anything. It's about choice. Windows and Apple, for example, are a pain in the ass for some people. I use Linux because I prefer it to other operating systems. devil

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#34 2014-07-17 13:40:48

hashbanger
#! CrunchBanger
Registered: 2011-11-28
Posts: 243

Re: If you have nothing to hide, why are you using Linux?

Why do you prefer it to FreeBSD?

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#35 2014-07-17 14:37:02

Alad
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Posts: 1,512

Re: If you have nothing to hide, why are you using Linux?

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#36 2014-07-17 15:12:47

hinto
#! Windbag
From: Cary, NC
Registered: 2010-12-08
Posts: 1,487

Re: If you have nothing to hide, why are you using Linux?

"I think, therefore you are" wink
-H

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#37 2014-07-17 15:21:58

xero
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Re: If you have nothing to hide, why are you using Linux?

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#38 2014-07-17 15:23:21

hinto
#! Windbag
From: Cary, NC
Registered: 2010-12-08
Posts: 1,487

Re: If you have nothing to hide, why are you using Linux?

for me, it's about stability and getting the job done.  2 out of 2 ain't bad.
-H

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#39 2014-07-23 20:03:50

Nili
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Registered: 2013-03-20
Posts: 811
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Re: If you have nothing to hide, why are you using Linux?

Don't know BSD, I know windows Sucks for a lot of reasons so i chose Linux.

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#40 2014-07-23 20:10:06

hashbanger
#! CrunchBanger
Registered: 2011-11-28
Posts: 243

Re: If you have nothing to hide, why are you using Linux?

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#41 2014-07-23 20:37:25

damo
#! gimpbanger
From: N51.5 W002.8 (mostly)
Registered: 2011-11-24
Posts: 5,434

Re: If you have nothing to hide, why are you using Linux?

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#42 2014-07-23 21:30:30

olegabrielz
#! Junkie
From: Norway
Registered: 2014-06-14
Posts: 442

Re: If you have nothing to hide, why are you using Linux?

It's no logic in that queston at all.. It's like asking:
If you have nothing to hide, why are you driving a red car?

I use linux just because it's my lawfully right to do so!!

Edit:
Did I miss something?
Or did they miss the whole concept of opensource?

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#43 2014-07-23 22:07:50

ohnonot
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Registered: 2012-05-22
Posts: 2,205

Re: If you have nothing to hide, why are you using Linux?

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#44 2014-07-23 22:09:35

hashbanger
#! CrunchBanger
Registered: 2011-11-28
Posts: 243

Re: If you have nothing to hide, why are you using Linux?

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#45 2014-07-23 22:49:37

Alad
Software Satan
Registered: 2014-02-20
Posts: 1,512

Re: If you have nothing to hide, why are you using Linux?

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#46 2014-07-24 01:47:08

jeffreyC
#! Die Hard
Registered: 2010-09-02
Posts: 596

Re: If you have nothing to hide, why are you using Linux?


There's a reason you separate military and the police. One fights the enemies of the state, the other serves and protects the people. When the military becomes both, then the enemies of the state tend to become the people.

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#47 2014-07-24 03:23:19

chillicampari
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Registered: 2009-10-09
Posts: 2,728

Re: If you have nothing to hide, why are you using Linux?

Couple of things- this is a U.K. distro with worldwide membership. The forums are meant to be family-friendly though the occasional swear word is okay depending on context (no using it directed in-community or making a habit of it).

The subject is political (which can quickly bump up right to the forum etiquette guidelines) but falls within technology and Linux, if it drifts too far from that I'm not sure we'll be able to keep it open.

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#48 2014-07-24 11:22:56

ohnonot
...again
Registered: 2012-05-22
Posts: 2,205

Re: If you have nothing to hide, why are you using Linux?

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