[ubuntu-studio-users] looking for a secure and private linux distro, with the following . . .

Mike Holstein mikeh789 at gmail.com
Fri Jun 26 04:47:48 UTC 2015

welcome Rick!

On Thu, Jun 25, 2015 at 7:09 PM, Rick <rick0009 at gmail.com> wrote:

>  Well, after the Windows 10 icon pops up, telling me to upgrade . . .
> I started thinking, I not going to pay a subscription fee to MS.. heck no.
in my opinion, this is not enough reason to switch to linux, and have a
successful time. you should want to use linux because its the best tool for
the particular job, then, it will fit the needs you have, and you will
enjoy it.

> But, I been looking around the net, trying to find a linux distro,
> that has:
> 1. Secure ( From THEME, and Malware..etc..etc..etc.. )
> 2. Privacy ( From THEME, and Spyware...etc.etc..etc. )

these are really quite relative, and can also be a matter of opinion, and
actually, largely the responsibility of the user. anyone can misuse any OS,
and have issues with security and privacy. nothing about ubuntustudio
specifically addresses these, so, i suggest going upstream, or a larger
community project, such as xubuntu.. some say, "theres no such thing as
privacy online".. and, that can be true, on many levels.. having a good
user password, and keeping updates current, and doing "best practices"
(like, not running random things as root/sudo) is typically all a normal
linux desktop user needs to worry with, depending on work flow..

> 3. Audio Media Playback... mp3, flac..and all other lossless formats meta
> data editing..etc.
> 4. Video Media Playback.... mkv.. ogg..DVD...etc..etc.

ubuntustudio is more about the creation of content. the playback of most of
what you mention here can be easily added to ubuntu, and most "free"
distros. they are not allowed to ship support for mp3/dvd "out of the box"
due to restrictions from the license holders. be sure to look them up, and
let them know that you would like for them to make it so that support can
be included for what you want to use "out of the box" on linux, and other
"free" os's.. otherwise, you can use a distro that basically doesnt follow
that "rule" (linux mint?), or, add support following these wiki pages..
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RestrictedFormats ..these pages will
outline facts and guides, and be applicable to any/all official ubuntu

> 5. Need a small database NOTE taking app, that I can copy a web page text
> or email text,
> and save that as a record. be able to print out and selected text records,
> and search records,
> and do sub searches..

> 6. general office apps... and wireless printer support..

these are in the general ubuntu repos.. again, i say, since you dont really
need anything ubuntustudio is specifically providing, try one of the
larger, more "desktop" focused flavors.. xubuntu, ubuntu-mate, or just main
ubuntu.. the "wireless printer support" can be more challenging. if the
wireless printer is an "ip printer", you can usually easily just print to
it from anything on the network. if not, and the manufacturer specifically
states on the box "we support windows and OSX", then, they have not
promised you linux support. typically, there is good community support for
most printers. i would load up a live iso, and just see if it magically
works, keeping in mind that, nothing about linux is preventing it from
working. all of linux and ubuntu is completely open, if the creators of
that and any other hardware want to support it, they are welcome to, and
you can let them know, and invite them to do so..


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