Best Linux distro for privacy

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by snetcher, Aug 12, 2013.

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  1. snetcher

    snetcher Registered Member

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    Hi, i want a real privacy friendly linux distribution, i know that i need to configurate it after installed. But i want a distro that with a clean install have good privacy/security cause i read that ubuntu have some spyware software by default and the kernel is not 100% Free/open source.

    I think about this distros: Debian, linux mint(no codecs), xubuntu.


    PD: i don't want live distros, i want install distros, all regards.
    PD2: is better freebsd/openbsd than Linux distros for privacy/security? or both can be configured with good level?
     
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    I use openSUSE and yet didn't have a complain about it. I heard it had some contracts with Microsoft, pushing some privacy-enemy software, but I didn't find any of these on the install process (you can chose every software that goes into the hard drive, http://opensuse-community.org/images/Installsoftware5.jpg)

    If you want 100% control I'd recommend Arch, if you are confident to install it. If not, openSUSE seems a great distro, for a lot of reasons.
     
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    You paid for this one, and it can be installed on a USB stick. More secure if kept read only on that LiveCD. Updated regularly.

    http://spi.dod.mil/lipose.htm
    http://www.wpafb.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123189629

    The larger version has a surprisingly complete office package.
     
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