Linux Rooted in Fiction: ParanoidLinux

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If the fact that this Linux distribution (now in an "alpha-alpha stage") is based on a work of science fiction isn't unsettling, consider two key peripheral issues.

The first unsettling issue is, of course, in some areas of the world, an operating system granting a user anonymity could be literally life-saving.

The second unsettling issue is that an effort is being made to package security tools, security tools that exist in current Linux and BSD systems, or are readily available through repositories, into yet another distribution.

It's not the "there are already too many distributions" argument that is unsettling. It is more that the project feels a like a waste of human resources -- why is it necessary to put the applications and services designed to protect anonymity, to encrypt files, to make the user nameless and faceless, all together, in one distribution?

Let's think in a truly paranoid manner.