TOR Recommended to Stay Away from WindowsAdded: Saturday, August 17th, 2013
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August 17th,2013Posted by:
Saturday, August 17th, 2013
|Microsoft and Mozilla seem rather complacent in their attitudes toward all this. MS has been in bed with the Feds for nearly 15 years, no surprise there, but Mozilla was touted as the hacker/slacker alternative. I can only hope they've allowed this to happen because of a government threat and didn't just rollover without a fight. MS simply doesn't care about their users and would have been out of business years ago without cooperating with the Feds.|
|hmmm...its not easy to switch to Linux and OS X as I have accustomed with Windows|
Feeling wired a little bit.
|posted by (2013-08-17 18:36:07)|
|For all the genius behind TOR, you have to wonder what they were thinking with this recommendation. switch to linux or apple? if wanted to use them, i'd be using them already.|
|@Nan1977asd You can get some user friendly GNU/Linux Distro's these days made easy for the MickySoft users switching over check out DistroWatch[dot]com - If you go to OSX your simply just swapping one evil for another, but if you want to go BSD I recommend PC-BSD which is also free OpenSource like GNU/Linux.|
|I agree with the above comments.|
There's a reason why Windows is the most popular OS
the world over. Switching from Windows to Linux is not
an option for millions of Window's users. Let alone
a maze of bureaucratic and legalistic complexities with
most Linux OS.
|Jeesh people, if its transferable, its imperceptible. If its imperceptible, is savable. If its savable, its open to dissemination. You'd have the cure for cancer and lack of sex if you quit wasting your time trying to hide.|
|posted by (2013-08-18 00:31:48)|
|@8 I had the same opinion at first, but I took a step back and listened to people's real-life views. It then occurred to me that some people are using the internet in Countries whose Governments' would cause serious harm to them if using torrent sites, downloading American movies, reading hostile neighbour's news pages for want of unwinding propaganda created by their own Country. There is so much more that goes on outside of our happy lives that we are not exposed to on a daily basis, that makes a simple criticism easy to portray.|
On the other extreme; if said people are paedophiles or connected to any other network in such vain - they deserve being caught by the agencies that are very likely to be the source of such exploits.
|That was a great information thanks a lot|
|posted by (2013-08-18 17:34:14)|
|interesting read, thanks SaM|
|i use Linux anyway, but it was only a matter of time before this was going to happen. American government likes to have its beedy eye on everything|
|ubuntu etc is pretty user friendly beyond that at least try it in a vm setup before dedicating it to your hdd etc ..|
i quad boot into caine, kali and ubuntu and win 7 ult when needed but not everyone can do that so as said use a vm look at some kidmode distros try them out trust me it will intall faster and look somewhat like what ypur used too
here is one that is very windows user friendly zorin-os
|Puppy Linux is not only user friendly but you can even unplug your hard drive and boot off USB flash drives. No need to install, no fuss, works on older hardware. Most versions are under 150MB, easy to use and install, and are fully featured enough to use for daily use for everything but certain windows programs and games.|
Also, if you want privacy, get familiar with linux with something like Puppy Linux, then transition to Liberte linux. (Encrypted, tor, etc)
Furthermore, if you're spoiled to the nastiness that is windows, you can get a heftier distro like Ubuntu etc. You don't need to be a geek to learn to use linux or install it.
I recommend starting with Puppy linux. It's very versatile, easy to use, has a large and active user and developer community, and will work even on a ten year old PC with no hard drive and you can even keep it(and your data) with you on a flash drive EASILY.
|why install a new system at all just get a linux o/s on a cd/or pen drive and run it off the disk rather than install it,Debian and linux do live CD`s and there are plenty of choices.Try a few then install if you like a particular 1.||
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