Fedora is a Linux distribution that provides a secure, reliable, and user-friendly edition of Linux developed for desktops and laptops. Fedora comes with the GNOME desktop environment by default but allows you to install other desktop environments as well. The operating system can be downloaded for free from Fedora's website.
Has there ever been a breach or data leak?
No known hacks or data breaches!
Is any kind of biometric data collected (health, heart, voice, etc.)?
Are you able to delete your data / the data collected about you?
Does it have parental controls?
Does it use encryption to protect your data both in-transit and at-rest?
Does it get regular software and / or firmware updates?
Does it require you to create a strong password?
Is there a system in place for managing security vulnerabilities?
How Can It Snoop?
Does it have a camera or request / require access to a camera?
Does it have a microphone or request / require access to a microphone?
Does it track your location or request / require access to location data?
Does it require an email address to use?
Does it require a phone number to use?
Does it require an address (home or office) to use?
Are you able to use a credit card as a payment option?
Are you able to use a cryptocurrency as a payment option?
Are you able to use PayPal as a payment option?
Are you able to use cash or gift cards as a payment option?
What Could Go Wrong?
Virtually no risk. Fedora does not collect any personal information from you unless you create an account with them or participate in surveys, promotions, etc. Any information that is stored is not shared except for very specific circumstances described below. However, it is entirely possible to not provide Fedora with any information about yourself.
How Does It Share Your Data?
Fedora does not share any personal data collected from you unless you consent. However, personal data may be shared with third parties in limited circumstances, such as when required by law, in order to provide service, and for statistical research with aggregated data.
- Secure, reliable operating system.
- Highly customizable.
- May be too complex for some casual computer users.
It does not appear Fedora Workstation has ever suffered from any major data breaches. However, considering The Fedora Project barely collects information from its users, there would not be any information to share even if they were hacked. The Fedora operating system is very secure as well, and is a great choice for those looking for a more private operating system.