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Re: Exploits And Mitigation
« Reply #60 on: November 11, 2019, 06:44:33 AM »
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Re: Exploits And Mitigation
« Reply #61 on: November 11, 2019, 07:19:29 AM »
@StarrMountain
I went through this a couple of years ago. You’ll get technical answers, like the one from @Whistler, that are accurate but miss the mark in a way.

It depends on what programs you need to run and whether it or a replacement will run on Linux. I wanted to set up a computer to keep my financial information on and also to work on my intellectual property.  I was only partially successful.  The accounting program Quicken installed on Linux with no problem. The program Quickbooks, which I used for my business, would not. However, I was able to find an acceptable substitute. The programs I used for editing photographs and music would not install. These are professional programs with capabilities far beyond the usually recommended GIMP and Audacity. I ended up putting these programs on a separate Windows computer that is not connected to the Internet. So yes, I run three desktop computers. (OK Boomer).

Now , if you’re using a web browser, email program, Word, etc. there are acceptable substitutes that are usually free.  As I said, it depends.  BTW, I downloaded Linux Mint and found it very easy to install and use.
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Re: Exploits And Mitigation
« Reply #62 on: November 11, 2019, 07:38:23 AM »
@StarrMountain
I went through this a couple of years ago. You’ll get technical answers, like the one from @Whistler, that are accurate but miss the mark in a way.

It depends on what programs you need to run and whether it or a replacement will run on Linux. I wanted to set up a computer to keep my financial information on and also to work on my intellectual property.  I was only partially successful.  The accounting program Quicken installed on Linux with no problem. The program Quickbooks, which I used for my business, would not. However, I was able to find an acceptable substitute. The programs I used for editing photographs and music would not install. These are professional programs with capabilities far beyond the usually recommended GIMP and Audacity. I ended up putting these programs on a separate Windows computer that is not connected to the Internet. So yes, I run three desktop computers. (OK Boomer).

Now , if you’re using a web browser, email program, Word, etc. there are acceptable substitutes that are usually free.  As I said, it depends.  BTW, I downloaded Linux Mint and found it very easy to install and use.
Good luck.

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old non-essential crap I've always used them for. ;) ;D
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Re: Exploits And Mitigation
« Reply #63 on: November 11, 2019, 07:40:58 AM »
Yes, I am a Shape Shiftier.  The older I get, the more my shape shifts.  Heh, heh.

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Re: Exploits And Mitigation
« Reply #64 on: November 13, 2019, 11:14:14 PM »
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Re: Exploits And Mitigation
« Reply #65 on: November 21, 2019, 02:44:17 AM »
https://spyware.neocities.org/articles/browsers.html

Scope out your favorite browser to see how badly it rats you out, and how to fix it.
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Re: Exploits And Mitigation
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Re: Exploits And Mitigation
« Reply #67 on: March 03, 2020, 07:26:29 AM »
Of the browsers, Brave sends to its masters the least data, Edge and Yandex the most.
http://www.zdnet.com/article/brave-deemed-most-private-browser-in-terms-of-phoning-home/
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