Good write up on Linux.

Sacrificing what personal rights, exactly?

Not that I’m bragging my history with Linux, but I started with FDLinux, with a 486dx 66MHz with 8MB EDO RAM, booting from 3.5 floppy disk, Back then I was just a student (around 2002–2003), and could not afford to buy an expensive hdd for my computer. Fast forward time.. I had a good computer that runs ubuntu 4 and Windows 95 then later upgraded to 98SE, played with both quite a lot, coding, etc, I don’t have internet yet at that time, that was around 2006–2007. Fast forward time, I used Ubuntu linux 8-and up, along with Windows 2k, then later XP (I skipped Vista) related to my work and open office around, that was around 2008–2010. Fast forward again, I used ubuntu, fedora, and/or redhat for server machines exclusively, and used Windows 7 for developments. 2014, when I started to adopt OSX to my personal and work related stuff. For the most part of my time with Windows since 95, I have tinkered and customized its appearance, if I remember correctly it was Windows Blinds, and in Linux there are so window managers I played, worked and tinkered with, like gnome, kde, and xfce.


Basically, it doesn’t matter what you use, but how you use it properly, and if it have what you need, wants, and likes. I can work on our remote servers via ssh terminal in my phone.

Please excuse my grammar, but to sum it up, I graduated from choosing which OS is better than the other one. I used all of them over time, and depending on what I am doing, I use what’s best, practical, and efficient for each task.

Lately I only use linux as servers (AWS), and OSX for coding stuff

Now, going to my question… What personal rights, did I unknowingly sacrificed or lost? If you’re talking about data breaches/privacy issues, its actually far more common on server side (linux and windows servers), than on user devices.

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