islander

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For me to enjoy freedom, I must allow you to be free!

Computers are simple tools that, when used correctly, have proven to be as useful as other tools such as a library, typewriter, and telephone. My first experience with computers was 1973 running unix. Things have changed since those days! :)

Live Free & Do Good Things!
FSF member since 2013

--- Helpful Links ---

Secure Email, chat, and VPN services:
Riseup - https://help.riseup.net/

Hosting, email, and privacy services:
ProtectMyPrivacy - http://www.respectmyprivacy.com/ (USA)
NearlyFreeSpeech - https://www.nearlyfreespeech.net/ (USA)
Startmail - https://startmail.com/ (The Netherlands)
Crytohippie - https://cryptogroup.net/ (Republic of Panama)
Neobox - https://www.neomailbox.com/ (Switzerland)
Swissmail - https://swissmail.org/Swissmail/home/home.asp (Switzerland)

Audio/Video/Music software:
Audacious - http://audacious-media-player.org/
Asunder CD ripper - http://littlesvr.ca/asunder/
Exaile - Audio - http://www.exaile.org/
VLC - https://www.videolan.org/vlc/#download
XFburn - http://goodies.xfce.org/projects/applications/xfburn
gMusicBrowser - https://gmusicbrowser.org/
Sound Juicer - https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/SoundJuicer
GNU Denemo - http://denemo.org/
GNU Lilypond - http://lilypond.org/index.html
GNU Solfege - https://www.gnu.org/software/solfege/
Youtube-dl - https://rg3.github.io/youtube-dl/
Youtube-dl-gui - http://mrs0m30n3.github.io/youtube-dl-gui/ - This is one of the most useful programs I've ever installed. It can download most embedded audio and video the web - no cookies or javascript needed!

Audio/Video websites:
Magnatune - https://magnatune.com/brief
BayouTunes - in development
gNewTube - in development

WEB BROWSERS
GNU Icecat - ESR version based on Mozilla Firefox
https://www.gnu.org/software/gnuzilla/
https://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/gnuzilla/ - download page
https://www.gnu.org/software/gnuzilla/addons.html - Icecat addons

Dillo - fast and lightweight freedom respecting FLTK browser
http://www.dillo.org/
http://www.dillo.org/funding/objectives.html - Why I like Dillo

Pale Moon for GNU/Linux - pre-Australis platform - "Your browser, Your way"
http://sourceforge.net/projects/pm4linux/files/25.2.1/

GNU Privacy Handbook
https://www.gnupg.org/gph/en/manual.html

The Jargon File - Hacker History and Techspeak
http://www.catb.org/jargon/html/index.html

Speedtest Sites
http://performance.toast.net/default.asp
http://www.ispgeeks.com/wild/index.php
http://tenmeg.myby.co.uk/speedtest.htm

Browser fingerprint check
https://panopticlick.eff.org/

World Wide Web Consortium - standards for web design and coding.
W3C - https://w3c.org

How to discover your hardware using terminal commands
H-node - http://h-node.org/wiki/page/en/Discover-your-hardware

DNS Leak test - Check the nameserver(s) that have access to your info and can compile a database of your online activities.
https://www.dnsleaktest.com/

Alternative DNS services instead of using your ISP nameservers.
OpenNIC - http://wiki.opennicproject.org
Chaos Computer Club - http://www.ccc.de/censorship/dns-howto
FreeDNS servers in Vienna, Austria. Free with no logging - http://freedns.zone/

GNU/Linux distribution timeline page that shows the history of most Unix-like operating systems.
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1b/Linux_Distribution_Timeline.svg

Chart showing history of Unix and unix-like systems from 1970s - today
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Unix_timeline.en.svg#filehistory

IP Lookup Services with info and/or a map of your online IP location.
https://dnsleaktest.com/
http://www.ipaddresse.com/my-ip-address-location
http://www.checkip.org/
http://whatismyipaddress.com/

IP Check - data your browser sends
JonDo - http://ip-check.info/

Reference Guides & Tutorials
https://calomel.org/
http://www.linuxhomenetworking.com/wiki/index.php
http://manuals.bioinformatics.ucr.edu/home/linux-basics#TOC-Finding-files-directories-and-applications

The Linux Information Project
http://www.linfo.org/

UFW simple firewall settings
http://mauroandres.wordpress.com/2010/01/28/build-a-secure-desktop-firewall-with-ufw-part-ii/

USB flash drive creation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWO3vif7hTw - video showing how
http://www.pendrivelinux.com/universal-usb-installer-easy-as-1-2-3/
http://www.pendrivelinux.com/multiboot-create-a-multiboot-usb-from-linux/
http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Multiple_OS_Installation

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