One thing that I love about using Linux is there is so many different flavors to meet a users needs. Recently, I have peeked an interest in maintaining my privacy and using a secure Operating system as well as secure applications. I have crowd funded the upcoming Librem5 phones that will be released in a few short months as I am opting to maintain control over my own data instead of using 3rd party web servers (like google and most social media). I am looking for opinions on what OS best meets my needs for my interests at hand. Pros and Cons in comparison, not a comparrison of which OS is better then the other one yet which one is best suited to meet my needs of privacy and security.
Two OS that I am playing with and learning about are PureOS and Kodachi OS.
Please share your opinions.
Below are the dictionary definitions of what my focus is based around.
Privacy - the state of being apart from other people or concealed from their view; solitude; seclusion: Please leave the room and give me some privacy.
the state of being free from unwanted or undue intrusion or disturbance in one’s private life or affairs; freedom to be let alone: Tourists must respect the tribe’s privacy. Those who wish to smoke can do so in the privacy of their own homes. See also invasion of privacy.
freedom from damaging publicity, public scrutiny, secret surveillance, or unauthorized disclosure of one’s personal data or information, as by a government, corporation, or individual: Ordinary citizens have a qualified right to privacy. There is so much information about us online that personal privacy may be a thing of the past.
the state of being concealed; secrecy: Before he told us of his plans, he insisted on total privacy.
Usually privacies . Archaic . a personal matter that is concealed; a secret.
Archaic . a private or secluded place.
Security - freedom from danger, risk, etc.; safety.
freedom from care, anxiety, or doubt; well-founded confidence.
something that secures or makes safe; protection; defense.
freedom from financial cares or from want: The insurance policy gave the family security.
precautions taken to guard against crime, attack, sabotage, espionage, etc.:
Safety - the state of being safe; freedom from the occurrence or risk of injury, danger, or loss.
the quality of averting or not causing injury, danger, or loss.
a contrivance or device to prevent injury or avert danger.
Also called lock, safety catch, safety lock. a locking or cutoff device that prevents a gun from being fired accidentally.
the action of keeping safe.
Mission of PureOS - comes with the best free/libre privacy and security software and apps for privacy “out of the box” — including the Duck Duck Go search engine and HTTPS: Everywhere bundled into our official web browser, PureBrowser. PureOS helps you surf the web safely, without being tracked by advertisers or marketers.
PureOS allows you to easily encrypt your whole operating system and data, with your own encryption keys, whether you download and install it yourself or receive it preloaded. Host Website: https://www.pureos.net/
Mission of Kodachi OS - provides you with a secure, anti-forensic, and anonymous operating system considering all features that a person who is concerned about privacy would need to have in order to be secure. It aims at preserving your privacy and anonymity, and helps you to:
• Use the Internet anonymously.
• All connections to the Internet are forced to go through the VPN then Tor network with DNS encryption.
• Leave no trace on the computer you are using unless you ask it explicitly.
• Use state-of-the-art cryptographic and privacy tools to encrypt your files, emails and instant messaging. Host Website: https://www.digi77.com/linux-kodachi/