What Linux distro do you all use?

Great stuff, thanks a lot.

I’ll do some reading in those and go from there :slight_smile:

Tails might be another option. I haven’t used it myself, but I believe it’s designed for your use case.

Although when I did research on it, it seemed like it’s relatively involved even by linux standards.

Currently Linux Mint 19.1 I’m consistently frustrated by the scanner situation, and I’m not super confident that switching to a drawing tablet will be any better.

It consistently reads as not being present. Printer works fine.

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Folks who like stuff like Qubes and Nix might find it interesting to check out The Guix System, a GNU/Linux distribution based on the Guix package manager. As I understand it, it’s an attempt to build something like Nix but using Guile. LibreLounge podcast did an interview with one of the Guix developers.

I’ve been using Manjaro Linux for almost 3 years.
It is pretty easy to use. It helps to learn about Linux though.

I’m not a fan of Fedora, I use Xubuntu. Whatever you want to say about Ubuntu, it’s obviously a major step up from using Windows, and Xubuntu gives you a lot more flexibility. Of course, I set it up quite nicely as well, I’m not using it the way it comes out of the box. I’m using UFW for my firewall, allowing all outgoing requests and blocking all incoming requests by default. I’m using Firejail to privately sandbox each of my Firefox profiles (Personal, Work, Banking, and Shopping). I’m using WireGuard for my VPN, and I’ve got Tor Browser added to my Whisker Menu. If you do it right, you can use Xubuntu rather safely.

Ha ha, awesome! I definitely agree that OpenBSD and/or LibertyBSD are the best choice for security-focused operating systems. Unfortunately, gaming on OpenBSD and/or LibertyBSD is experimental and I would think gaming is a requirement for most of us. If you’re not a gamer, you should definitely be using it.