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[liberationtech] Chromebooks for Risky Situations?

Brian Conley brianc at smallworldnews.tv
Tue Feb 12 09:41:22 PST 2013


A good alternative for what use cases?

The problem I find with flat statements such as "something like that would
be a good alternative to ChromeOS for activists" is that it fails to
address what uses its providing a good alternative for. IE you fail to
demonstrate the threat model based on real use cases. Which is not to say
you are wrong, I simply want to ask for clarification as to your intended
meaning. eg:

Would it be a good alternative for activists already using Google Apps (as
Nathan at the beginning of this thread suggested Chromebooks might be?)?

Would it be a good alternative for media activists who need to be able to
edit video and photo content of actions or documentation of human rights
violations?

Would it be a good alternative for activists who intend to disseminate
updates, reports, and propaganda via Facebook and other social networks?

I certainly have no idea. These are serious questions, not intended to be
sarcastic or confrontational.

I'd really like to know for what real-world uses its deemed this or any
other "super small OS" would be good solutions for activists. Certainly for
hacktivists, hackers, and users only engaged in online communications I'm
sure these are great solutions, but I hope you can detail more how a DSL or
Liberte Linux provide good solutions to the multifaceted needs/use cases of
activists.

best

Brian

On Tue, Feb 12, 2013 at 5:05 AM, Andreas Bader <noergelpizza at hotmail.de>wrote:

> On 02/12/2013 01:42 PM, Maxim Kammerer wrote:
> > On Tue, Feb 12, 2013 at 10:01 AM, Andreas Bader <noergelpizza at hotmail.de>
> wrote:
> >> So why not create a own OS that is really small because of its security?
> > http://dee.su/liberte-build
> >
> Thanks, something like that would be a good alternative to ChromeOS for
> activists.
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