Right on point. Most of the early constitutions were made to limit the power of state. World was coming from an age of absolute monarchies, so people were really afraid that their new governments would end up being as despotic as the ones they helped to overthrow.
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Not to mention companies that spend a lot of money with VPN solutions with two factor authentication, and at the same time leave ssh outgoing unmonitored on their firewalls.
In this scenario having remote access to your network is just a matter of issuing
ssh2 -R 1234:localhost:23 username@host
And now, all traffic which comes to port 1234 on the server (host) will be forwarded to port 23 on the client (localhost).
So, again, there's a lot of people out there using linux without actually knowing shit about security and how linux works. These people like to boost how secure they are just because they are using linux (even if their boxes and networks are badly configured and full of holes). Those people are lamers.
I've seen lots of companies using local authentication for their linux boxes, along with a supposedly secret root password configured in every machine. There are a lot of centralized directory and authentication options for linux. But, how much people use it? But, they do know how to setup Microsoft's Active Directory and setup clients to use it.
Linux has ACLs for some time know, something that is way better than the old permission schemes. But, again, I've never seen it widely deployed across a large network. ACLs are the default file permission scheme on Windows.
No to mention that lots of linux and servers desktop out there are not configured with a password on GRUB to avoid people booting into single mode and getting root credentials.
So, while linux is as corporate-security capable as windows under a administrative point of view, most corporations and system administrations are not aware of that. And even when they are, the tools for managing such things are not as straightforward to use as Active Directory;
Being less sucetible to exploits is not the whole game in security. It doesn't matter what is your operating system, a badly configured operating system is insecure no matter which kernel do you use. And at this point, ease of management becomes very important.
How do you think people debug the kernel with windows?
Of course the public that have to debug the windows kernel over a serial connection is the same demographics that need to debug the linux kernel (device driver authors)
I hate to tell it in such way, but your post tells me more of American's absolutely insane eating habits than anything else.
I think it's a bit rude to tell it, but eating only processed food, is expensive, and a sure way to lack a good nutrition and leading to problems such as what you have mentioned. I can't even fathom how do you manage to eat canned food.
Have you ever thought about eating vegetables? If you do, you could even support small scale local farming, thus, generating more jobs, depending less on fuel to transport processed food.
I agree that, of course, Brazil has not the same standard of living as the US, but definitely, our cities are not rotting (on the contrary, we are slowly improving), and even our poor have access to a healthy nutrition with vegetables and fresh foods.
Our biggest health problem nowadays is obesity. And that obesity has been caused exactly because we started mimicking your eating standards.
Putting it on other terms
If you could go back to 1960 with a dozen humble 386's, loaded with the OS, compiler, and full of manuals, you'd be absurdly rich selling it to the powers of that age. Or you'd be instakilled. Either way, the mortgage would no longer be a problem to you.
May I add that as a Brazilian I am deeply disgusted with you, the Americans, having stop exporting jobs for us and had instead sent all of them to China. Actually, not only the jobs, but the technology, the services, the whole fucking thing.
We never had nukes pointed at you. China had/has.
IMHO, you deserve what you have now by your poor choice of partners.
Real Users are afraid they'll break the machine -- but they're never afraid to break your face.