I have a problem when it comes to data - I have too much of it. I’ve been burned multiple times by losing access to some piece of content that was online. I’ve also lost data to a cloud provider changing policies, locking my account accidentally or having their own data loss. So I took it upon myself to own and backup all my own data. So far that’s actually gone really well, and as we’ve seen more and more privacy issues stemming from the cloud it’s reinforced that decision.
Coming from the perspective of a Windows user, Linux may seem entirely alien under the surface. Windows favors a batteries-included, gui driven workflow where programs tend to be all inclusive. Linux favors a command line driven workflow, where only the basics are available, and programs are small and meant to be chained together. The Kernel This disparate approach is due to many differences, but there are two main ones at play.