Linux

GNU/Linux will Make Your Computer Much More Secure than Windows

Linux has major security advantages over Windows thanks to its open architecture, strict access controls, and flexible customization. As a result, Linux systems tend to have far fewer vulnerabilities and are much harder to hack than Windows PCs. A 2022 analysis found that critical vulnerabilities in Windows outnumbered those in Linux by a factor of …

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CNIX: A Noteworthy “Unix-like” O.S. Arrival with 1,000 Downloads in Its First Week

Welcome to the world of CNIX OS, the latest addition to the Linux family that has made a solid entrance. In only its first week of availability, this new operating system distro has been downloaded 1,000 times, indicating a strong interest from the community. CNIX OS is tailored for those who are new to Linux. …

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Take back your digital file security with NAS (Network Attached Storage) devices instead of ‘the cloud’

If you follow Jeff.pro, you already know that big tech operating systems like Windows and MacOS increasingly threaten users’ privacy and freedom. You can reclaim control by switching to the open source Linux OS. Linux is designed for user empowerment. Its code is transparent and open source, unlike proprietary Windows and MacOS, meaning, with Linux, …

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Unplug from “Big Tech” surveillance with Free and Open Source Linux

Have you ever wondered if your computer is constantly recording and tracking everything you do? If you’re using a closed-source computer operating system like Microsoft Windows, that may very well be the case. These operating systems have turned into massive surveillance platforms that work against their users instead of for them. This constant recording and …

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Our risk isn’t in using technology. It’s using technologies that mine our data without our knowledge.

So, what’s the big deal about using Microsoft Windows? Doesn’t everyone use it? Well, some technologies, “big tech” in general (i.e., Facebook, Google, Microsoft) can gather a ton of our personal information, everything we type, say, monitor all of our online activity without us saying or realizing we implicitly or otherwise said “yes.” We’re talking …

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The Rise of “We the People” online: How to Keep Yourself Safe from Surveillance Capitalism

What is “Surveillance Capitalism?” Surveillance capitalism is the unethical practice of collecting vast amounts of personal data from individuals through various online platforms and devices without their knowledge or consent, for profit. The data collected can include browsing history, location data, purchase history, and even biometric data. Critics of this practice argue that it can …

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Linux vs. BSD: Comparing Two Popular Unix-Like Operating Systems and Their POSIX Compatibility

Linux and BSD are two types of computer operating systems that are similar to Unix. They have some differences, but they are both used for many different things like servers, supercomputers, smartphones, and other electronic devices. Linux was created by a student named Linus Torvalds in Finland in 1991. It was meant to be a …

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F-Droid: An alternative Mobile app store

F-Droid is an open-source app store that provides a wide range of free and open-source software (FOSS) for Android devices. It was established in 2010 as a community-driven project that prioritizes privacy, security, and open-source software. Since then, it has become a popular alternative to Google Play Store for those who value these principles. One …

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