Law in the Internet Society
I appreciate that the machine I regularly use to conduct business and entertain myself was created and sold to me through what is essentially contempt for me and the freedom of my mind, and I would like to make a change. However, this machine is already in my possession, and since it is full of toxic materials, and the hardware seems to function just fine, I don't have the motivation to dispose of it in favor of a chromebook.

Therefore I am requesting assistance on how to transform my machine into one that protects me. My computer skills are not what they once were. Currently, I block all ads, deny scripts, use Privacy Badger, use Mozilla tools, and tunnel all of traffic through a proxy. When a proxy is unavailable, I use onion routing.

What other changes can I make? What proprietary software exists on my machine, including those I probably don't know about, that I should remove, and how do I remove it entirely? Is there a way to shed the proprietary skin on my operating system and liberate the originally free code beneath? I want to do all of this.

My hope is that this topic will generate an accessible guide for all those interested who likewise purchased tools conceived of by the KotUnD? , yet were only made aware of his contempt years later.


-- GreggBadichek - 07 Oct 2015

Have you seen this?

Also - try the chrome book! It's not like I'm throwing away my mac. It's just undead for now.

-- LizzieOShea - 08 Oct 2015

Well, sure, I'd like to try it, but then I would still have my current machine. You aren't throwing yours away, but you still have it. Unless you do throw it away, you'll use it again, and when you do, you'll either use it as is, or make the changes I'm trying to make here. If you do the former, and just use it as it, why have even used the chromebook at all? See what I mean?

P.S. Thanks very much for that link - I've made most of those changes, but I'd like to take it further.

-- GreggBadichek - 08 Oct 2015



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r4 - 08 Oct 2015 - 20:13:12 - GreggBadichek
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