South Korea is planning Linux migration as Windows 7 support ends.

The interior ministry will begin test-running Linux on its PCs. if no issues arise, Linux systems will be introduced more widely within the government.

They don't mention any specific distro such as Ubuntu, yet in future "hope to avoid building reliance on a single OS" which the case is now with Win7.

Linux ecosystem is flexible / adaptive.

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Interesting times ahead! The times of computing freedom with less and less Microshaft :thinkhappy:

@linux I agree, haha Microshaft is a new one for me, but I think I'll say that now.
Decentralized/Fediversed networks, decentralized/de-nationalized currency, and the blockchain. All of which pretty much powered by Linux. Very exciting future indeed.

South Korea is a country of contrast, it was the first state that required Internet users to disclose their civil identity at registration on major platforms. It was a bitter failure.
And it was declared unconstitutional.
Now the administration will use Linux.
State intervention is nevertheless always technocratic and the best-intentioned measures are implemented by bureaucrats.


Perhaps now as Linux takes off in South Korea more, also people get more conscious on finding ways to fight government tracking / surveillance?

I mean, it's like in the DNA of Linux users to preserve privacy 🐧

Using Linux does not guarantee the preservation of privacy. Internet users can be tracked including those who use linux. To avoid this, it is necessary in addition to Linux to implement other tools. Unfortunately, it's not trivial, you have to inform you accurately and know somes principles of IT as well.

@Egide Sure, but anything is far better to begin with than moving to Windows 10 and its extreme telemetry / spying of everything starting from key strokes :thinkhappy:

You're right, however it's possible to disable it.
I'm a convinced linuxian 'since 1998) but I am skeptical about government measures, the OS is not everything, the sensitive point is the associated services and there, the opensource offer is below that offered by "big five"


Is it really possible to disable the surveillance on Spydows 10 tho?

The code cannot be inspected being closed source and proprietary.

So how could one ever know for sure whether those switches in the privacy menus for example actually do anything etc?

I have no expertise on Windows (I'm an invetarate unixian)but I am well informed about it.
It is a system that is manageable like any other OS. Its administration system is rather complex.
I admire the windows effective adminsys. So hard to proced.
We are not aware because its use is simple and that many things are set by default.
Here is a sample of tool that allows you to manage privacy settings and inhibit Spydo functions.


But one still cannot inspect (nevermind changing) the underlying code in NT / Windows.

So how exactly could one be 100% certain on what goes on under the hood, no matter what you put on top?

The impossibility to access the source code of windows does not prevent to observe its behavior and to audit it completely. So, we are sure to know everything it does even if it is difficult to engage in benchmarks.
But experienced experts do the job really.


Many experts though say that they've come to the conclusion that modifying Windows 10 is a waste of time these days?

The next feature patch is just going to reinstall or re-enable many things to default.

It's a time consuming battle not to be won?

Therefore companies have just started to adjust to a new OS instead of fighting Microsoft's practices ...

I think this only concerns the Windows 10 registry datas.
Microsoft has taken over the integrity of the registry and restores some settings modified by third-party applications like ccleaner. Sometimes these changes lead to having to reinstall windows 10. In the Terms, Microsoft warns users, modifying the registry with a third party tool voids the warranty.


In addition it seems that disabling Telemetry also disables the ability to defer Feature Updates?

Imagine what would it be if MS still had no viable options... How for pete's sake might they behave then? :unarist:

It seems, but it's to check because I'm not experienced enough, we can postpone updates using the registry base and still prohibit telemetry.
Anyway Windows 10 is so bad that it is better not to use.
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