why not LUKS for encryption?
Also for VPN anon should set up wireguard (which admittedly i havent had luck with) or openvpn (which admittedly is a long process but the digital ocean tek (look it up, digital ocean is a lifesaver) is good). No reason to pay to get spied on. Also it'll allow and actual VPN not just an internet proxy, which could be used to host org-specific info without needing a domain, share info, set up email and/or XMPP+OMEMO, etc. All of these things except email I've done and I'm a n00b. I can share a blog from a chinese dude with a quick and dirty way to set up nginx to share files if anyone wants.>>15193
fediverse refers to federated servers and those kinds of social media and generally the foss-y stuff, like diaspora for example>>15201
its user friendly, and more admin-friendly than windows, so where's the problem? Users can use the GUI and icons and a nice 2000s looking desktop environment designed for kindergarten classrooms, and when there's a problem they'll complain to OP or OP's tech goons, and the problems will be easily fixed because Linux tends to be very clean and understandable, as opposed to OSX and Windows which fuck up for no reason and you're limited from doing certain things.
plus command line is like, 90% looking up what to do on a search engine or learning from someone who knows, 9% remembering the command name, and 1% going "man <command>" and "<command> –help".>>15210>>15179
Other people say Arch, i've never used it because arch hipsters annoy me, but it does have amazing documentation which will make it a lot easier to use. Personally I recommend Debian since it's a staple, very popular, etc. Debian-based and fedora-based ones are the main distros, so everything works with them. Idk why but most tech nerds I know don't go with fedora, maybe because it is commercialized and the feds use it, but its legit and works well too. They all pretty much just work. Debian is very simple, and I've only had good installs, but the same can be said for most distros honestly. If you have a normal computer, Void is good and will just werk, but it's had some issues with its package manager (which is objectively great) in the past where its servers went down or smth, so i can't recommend it because it has given me trouble, and same with trying to install without internet, it's a pain. But Arch is probably the best since its well documented. The only difference I think is arch is known for community repos or something, whereas other package managers (apt, yum, xbps, etc) are more centralized, with apt being pretty strict. Honestly it's nice being able to trust that shit is somewhat curated and you can just trust it, it werks, etc. Use linux, is fucking cool, not too hard, and you might be surprised how little it crashes, has weird shit happen, etc.