A mature fellow, with a hankering for control over my own computing.
I've admired Linux over the years, but have only just moved my main box over.
Desktop: Mint 19 Cinnamon
Laptop: Mint 18 MATE
Old Laptop: Bodhi 4
Previously bewitched by OpenSUSE, Peppermint, Porteus, Lubuntu, Linux Lite.
Simplicity, Choice, Freedom and Control - along with Ethical, Sustainable computing all figure into my love for Linux.
However it stores all notes/webcaptures as a LOT of small files. Making direct cloud sync slow. Using local folder sync & cloud service own sync muscle
Joplin (home) sync with local folder >>
Cloud client sync points to both local folders
<< Joplin (work) sync with local folder
This means my "mutually exclusive" changes locally are small & swift and synced up centrally.
Tried direct to cloud & webdav both vslow
I've been using posteo.de for half a year now and I have to admit:
WOW this thing is awesome! You have a great privacy and still can use it with every email client out there. It also has a good collection of features but at the same time is not bloated. All in all its a very balanced experience and that makes is sooooooo good!
The 1€ per month are absolutely wort it!
If you're considering de-Googleing your phone, here's a list to see if you're compatible with Lineage OS.
"Lineage OS devices: Here's a list of every compatible Android device"
Purism has an update on their progress with the Librem 5. If you're considering getting one, new information for you!
"Librem 5 general development report — October 15th, 2018 – Purism"
That is one interesting looking piece of release artwork!
#OpenBSD "Puffy vs Cthulhu" by Natasha Allegri
What are the viable choices available for an ethical, affordable, reliable FOSS smartphone, that isn't like taking a chance on a roulette wheel of crowdfunding? Anyone know?
Or any pointers on how to take a modern branded smartphone and strip it bare and rebuild it to be as above that I have total control over?
@hund @istvan Well, Fastmail decided to get rid of their cheapest tier which kicked me into looking around and I saw that Posteo (which was recommended by a viewer) had a good record with open source, workers rights and environmental (and fiscal) sustainability for only one Euro a month, I could hardly refuse.
I also don't mind about not having my own domain because I'm more than happy to use their domain as a kind of promotion,
They also make use of the open source tools for mobile syncing.
KDE Neon 18.04 - Linux distro review https://share.tube/videos/watch/8170e052-06b1-4abb-8ddc-d6d49d81043e
If Google has become a verb as in "Google it", if I #DuckDuckGo something can it be "duck it"... Then if you don't find anything, you only have to change one letter
Linux Geeks doing what Linux Geeks do..