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Use CAUTION: Windows 10 & Microsoft Edge.

Non-Beer Discussion by KENDOSURF

[8)] Seems that 10 & Edge aren't that good re: Security and Privacy. http://thenextweb.com/microsoft/2016/02/11/even-after-tweaking-your-privacy-settings-windows-10-is-still-a-privacy-nightmare/ http://theamericangenius.com/tech-news/microsoft-edge-browser-privacy/ [;)] You can find links to help you resolve your concerns, one way or another. For my PC, I went to Settings Security/Privacy and turned off almost everything along the lines of "Do you want diverse entities to access your data and info at will?" !!!


4 years ago
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# 14

Informative and funny. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XTHdcmjenI

1 year ago
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# 15

Linux vs. Windows: https://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000575.htm

9 months ago
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# 16

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I got a Raspberry Pi a few months ago. Pretty cool, but only messed with it a few days. I was still feeling out of my element, trying to use Linux.

9 months ago
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# 17

Linux Mint Cinnamon is much liked by users from Windows. Ubuntu is also preferred, but it's a bit quirky compared to Mint. Bigger and badder = its strengths. :) :) ChaletOS can do more than I can comprehend! Still, I'm able to use it for my basic computer operations. I know of Raspberry Pi only by online info. I know that Linux is "in there". I'm a Linux desktop computer user, and also a land phone throwback. :D

9 months ago
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# 18

Uh...well...to be accurate, ChaletOS is on a laptop that I've kept stationary since it was given to me. Free but not-the-best Wi-Fi in this building is its network source. That's why I got it cleaned out and had Chalet put on in place of {GASP!} Windows Vista !!! :o :o My hp tower (wired) has a dual boot Mint Cinnamon and Ubuntu. I use the default firewall, but many users don't bother with it because Linux is so secure. Seems more private too, but that's a subjective evaluation! I use adblocker and privacy software in my browsers anyhow (Firefox for Linux is the default). ;) Windows fans should consider using a clean secured locked-down and so forth Windows 7. Seems that Microsoft is getting even more autocratic since it became buddies with Google. I am glad and appreciative of the quieter environment of Linux...even though I haven't mastered it yet by ANY means !!! :D :0

9 months ago
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# 19

Ubuntu is my fulltime distro. I still use GUI instead of Command Line, which is said to have a pretty steep learning curve. As long as I'm content with the content of the Repository, fine. Point: Usually you can't get the very latest version of a software from there. Counterpoint: the Repository is under the watchful eyes of the techie Linux Community! They won't let hackers, trackers, and spies mess with it. Whatever's there is as safe as possible. Yes, some updates are made available, but not on the provider's schedule. They must pass inspection first. ;) On reviewing and searching, I'm reminded of how much bullsh_t we must endure to be loyal Microsoft and Google users! No more for me... :o :o :o

4 months ago
# 20
# 20

Brave and Cliqz browsers are now available in the Ubuntu Repository!

I'm using this combo. https://betterweb.qwant.com/en/5-reasons-to-be-brave-and-choose-qwant/ . Added Adguard Adblocker extension, to stop a few small popups that showed up.

Happy/Sad about Cliqz. Yes, it's in the Repository, but the Cliqz project has been abandoned due to Covid. The Repository should keep it safe to use, but sooner or later it will be obsolete.

I'm keeping Firefox, too.

Cheers to safer, more secure, and private browsing!

1 week ago
# 21
# 21

Panopticlick is now Cover Your Tracks. A good way to check out your browser's Privacy online.

https://coveryourtracks.eff.org/

BrowserAudit is a good way to check out your browser's Security online.

https://browseraudit.com/

1 week ago
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# 22

I'm in the process of becoming a volunteer test driver for the beta Ghostery Browser project, not yet available to the public. With Google's dominance worldwide, by violating users' Privacy Rights...there's a desperate need for more Privacy/Security browsers and Search Engines!

Hope to be able to participate. I have the browser, but I need help from Ghostery Support to make it work in Ubuntu...

1 week ago
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# 23

If you're interested: https://www.ghostery.com/ghosttesters/

I think there's also a mobile version? I'll leave it to you; I don't have any mobile devices.

1 week ago
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