Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton: Migrating Away from Microsoft

Censorship, Deplatforming, Hate Speech, Office Applications, Operating Systems

Robert to Luke:

Zionists recently got Microsoft to introduce hate speech terms, so they can turn the brakes off on my cyber car anytime the Zionists want to pull the trigger.  Am getting fed up with all the bullshit. We need Web 3.0 sooner than later including substitutes for Microsoft and WordPress.

Luke responds to Robert:

Microsoft is a large company, not all one voice: some of them are trying to “do the right thing” whilst others are barely one psychological step away from Cult Membership. Ultimately they answer to shareholders and to the government jurisdiction they are incorporated. you know where that leads.

MacOSX is even worse. they just recently added logging of which applications you run, and when you start them. combined with the “Apple ID” they can track you any time. traditionally, “promises” not to use that information do not end well.

This leaves GNU/Linux distros (and FreeBSD), where there are some caveats and gotchas to be wary of.

* FreeBSD recently introduced toxic developer covenants and should be avoided.
* Canonical, the developers of Ubuntu, have a reputation for breaking things with automatic updates and for installing “commercial deal spyware” such as an Amazon Desktop product, without the user’s consent.
* archlinux is popular for keeping “up-to-date” however the package management system has some design flaws (last I checked) which have been exploited to insert trojan packages in the past
* I would certainly not trust RHEL although but also precisely because the U.S. Govt recommends it.

Just about the only GNU/Linux distro I would trust is Debian, and for the average end-user that would be the Debian “Mint” version most recommended (not the Ubuntu Mint version).

The reason is that they run a full peer-distributed “Web of Trust” and have no actual “leader”. the only reason one was appointed was because they got fed up of Press Enquiries asking to speak to the “leader” of Debian.

Precisely because they are independent of all control the Venezuelan Govt picked Debian to base their own Distro on. these “leaderless” people use a bullet-proof package distribution system that in no way relies on network traffic, using GPG to digitally sign everything at every step of the way. compromising Debian to insert trojan code would require some extreme covert methods that are just not practical.

On a practical note: if you use nothing but web, internet, email and maybe some Office work, as long as you do not have exotic hardware you should be absolutely fine. If you want to try “migrating” first, start by using LibreOffice (it’s available for Windows) and VLC if you want to watch films. Gimp if you edit images. Blender if you do 3D animated development.

If you get on fine with all of those, then replacing the OS with Debian Mint will be no trouble at all. Beyond those, if you do video editing or play games etc then this gets trickier, and you will want to look at dual-boot or getting a 2nd system.

If I was not totally clear, we must migrate completely away from every bit of Microsoft, both the operating system and the entire ecology of office and other software and cloud services.

ROBERT STEELE: There was a time when I thought Microsoft had potential. Then I watched them mutate and migrate application program interfaces to screw over third party developers and retard end-user productivity, and on top of that they have never been serious about security or permissions. Below reached their CTO several years back, and their new CEO a few months ago, I was ignored both times. Good-bye, Microsoft.

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