Devices, os’s, apps, websites.
For some years I have been running Linux on pc and LineageOS on phone for a lesser time, very little proprietary software, no non-FOSS apps, often alternative frontends for popular websites or alternative sites, mostly because of privacy issues. It hasn’t been without it’s issues for sure.
Late last year I was running a new laptop with Windows 10 for a bit to try out the machine, and more recently I installed Windows 11 on an old laptop for work (yes, you can install it without TPM 2.0, with an old 2nd gen Intel cpu, without a Microsoft account).
I tend to avoid any apps on phone, unless they are FOSS.
So my position has been a preference for privacy from tech companies with the tradeoff of some things being annoying to a pain in the ass. My reason for preferring privacy is that I think tech companies have too much influence over us. The more they know about us, the more leverage they have for pushing influence of various agencies. And it’s not just about myself. Tech companies having influence over family, friends, and coworkers tends to make anyone who seeks to avoid their influence an outlier in viewpoints, causing friction with those people around us, just like how the debacle with the covid vaccines caused friction.