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R.M.S

GNU/Linux

I'd just like to interject for a moment. What you're refering to as Linux, is in fact, GNU/Linux, or as I've recently taken to calling it, GNU plus Linux. Linux is not an operating system unto itself, but rather another free component of a fully functioning GNU system made useful by the GNU corelibs, shell utilities and vital system components comprising a full OS as defined by POSIX. Many computer users run a modified version of the GNU system every day, without realizing it. Through a peculiar turn of events, the version of GNU which is widely used today is often called Linux, and many of its users are not aware that it is basically the GNU system, developed by the GNU Project. There really is a Linux, and these people are using it, but it is just a part of the system they use. Linux is the kernel: the program in the system that allocates the machine's resources to the other programs that you run. The kernel is an essential part of an operating system, but useless by itself; it can only function in the context of a complete operating system. Linux is normally used in combination with the GNU operating system: the whole system is basically GNU with Linux added, or GNU/Linux. All the so-called Linux distributions are really distributions of GNU/Linux!

Jonah Aragon

Tracker/ad blockers

I'd just like to interject for a moment. What you're referring to as an ad-blocker, is in fact, an ad/tracker-blocker, or as I've recently taken to calling it, tracking protection. Adblocking does not provide tracking protection unto itself, but is rather another component of a fully functioning anti-tracking system made useful by vital components such as script and cookie blocking comprising a full tracking protection experience. Many computer users run a these tracking protection systems every day, without realizing it. Through a peculiar turn of events, tracking protection suites which are widely used today are often called “adblockers”, and many of its users are not aware that it is blocking a plethora of online tracking scripts and data behind the scenes. There really is a adblocker, and these people are using it, but it is just a part of the complete tracking protection system they use. Adblocking is the heart of the suite: the program in the system blocks the ads you see and interact with on many websites you visit. The adblocker is an essential part of a complete tracking protection system, but cannot provide adequate privacy protection by itself; it can only function in the context of a complete tracking protection system. Adblocking is normally used in combination with other tracking protection features: the whole system is basically tracking protection with ad blocking added, or ad/tracker-blocking. All the so-called “ad”blocking programs are really tracking protection suites.

Geoffrey James

The Tao of Programming

If the Tao is great, then the operating system is great. If the operating system is great, then the compiler is great. If the compiler is great, then the application is great. The user is pleased, and there is harmony in the world.

shokara

GNU/Hurd

I'd just like to interject for a moment. What you're referring to as Hurd, is in fact, GNU/Hurd, or as I've recently taken to calling it, GNU plus Hurd. Hurd is not an operating system unto itself, but rather another free component of a fully functioning GNU operating system.

Myself

Cloudflare

I'd just like to interject for a moment. What you're referring to as Cloudflare, is in fact, a man-in-the-middle as-a-service named Crimeflare , or as I've recently taken to calling it, Cuckflare . Cloudflare is harmful to entire internet , blocking users who want to protect their privacy by spamming them with captchas , and also crawler bots like YaCy's bots. It is , just like any centralized service , another single point of failure , as practically 20% of the entire Internet uses Cloudflare for any of the services they provide. Their HTTPS is never end-to-end and its backdoored , which means that Cloudflare decrypts your traffic on-the-fly and thus they can sniff your traffic in plaintext. I'd recommend avoiding it at any cost. And if possible , blocking it and distrusting their certificates from web browsers