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Even if you are not paranoid, it is always good to know which alternatives to common software there are. Prism Break lists programs and web services you should know.
And don't you "I got nothing to hide" me. Even if you're totally law abiding, there's stuff nobody has to care about. Ever heard of this concept called "privacy"?
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Inoki-Sakaeru Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for this. Shared where I could.
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frogfrosch23 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
Thank you, too. Hope it will help someone.
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Inoki-Sakaeru Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
It certainly got me to uninstall Google products of which I was fond until now, but I see Google aren't even ashamed for what they do, how they give out our personal data to companies and governments without our consent.

The other issue I haven't yet figured out is which non-Ubuntu and possibly even non-Debian-based distro to go with. I found Fedora too overcomplicated and I'm used to apt-get from using Ubuntu and its derivatives for very long. I guess Linux Mint Debian would be the answer to that, but I know that Debian is mainly stable because it doesn't receive frequent updates, so that means no newer packages of software and I'm not sure about LMDE's stability, since it pulls software from Debian Testing.
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frogfrosch23 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
I hope you'll find good replacements for the Google stuff.

Did you take a look at gNewSense and Trisquel? The first is based on Debian, the second on Ubuntu, and both are only including free software. Other Free Dsitros can be found on gnu.org.
From what I heard and read, Debian Testing should work without too much trouble, but I did not try it myself, yet.
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Inoki-Sakaeru Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Those distros are both running Gnome, I finally decided I want nothing else than Xfce, MAYBE Cinnamon would be the last resort. I know I could simply install Xfce into the already existing one, but I prefer a pure Xfce experience over bloat and cleaning rubbish manually afterwards.

I've tried about everything, nothing satisfied me to the bones like Xfce. Especially not pure Gnome. I think I might give LMDE a try with Cinnamon in the near future (I hate MATE, it's a project that shouldn't have been resurrected imo, because if something dies, we should let it go peacefully).
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frogfrosch23 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
Jep, got your point. Still, you could try a minimal install of Trisquel with the netinstall iso and then install your own graphic interface on top of it by hand. That way you should get what you what and that only.
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