Freedom, Community & Sustainability

Surprisingly cool GNU/Linux distros

March 2, 2012 -- William
Last modified on August 2018
Linux surprise

There are distributions of GNU/Linux that are really cool although not as popular as Debian or Fedora. The best thing about Free Software is that, with so much freedom and choice, it seems everything is possible... and it is! Here goes a selection of some of these distributions that surprised me in a very pleasant way.

Do we have privacy in a super-connected world and should we care?

December 7, 2011 -- William
Last modified on February 2017

There was a time when most people lived in small villages and everybody knew about everybody else. It was not a question of choice, you just happened to be known by all your peers and there was always someone to watch what you were up to. Then came big cities, individualism, privacy and other considerations that our ancestors didn't really have.

The world is changing and we are all adapting to it. I'm not going to make a value judgements about how good or how bad the new rules established by the Internet are. What really matters is how well prepared we are to live in a super-connected world and the first thing to do is to know what is this privacy debate about.

Why Mac OS and Linux have no virus?

January 6, 2011 -- Webmaster
Last modified on December 2014
Virus image

Many believe that Mac OS and Linux not having virus is a myth or it's because less people use it or whatever reason they make up. The bottom line is that these operating system are simply more secure than Windows. Since Windows dominates 90% of the market it seems like viruses are a normal thing to happen on a computer. The good news is that there is a way out of this.