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Old 10-08-2019, 03:13 PM   #31
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On Linux, if you don't like the user interface, you can try another one. I think there are over a dozen active desktop environments right now.
This is from a few years ago but it's still a good overview of common DEs:

https://alandmoore.com/blog/2014/12/...nment-roundup/

Plus there are the window-manager desktops like JWM (my favorite of the extremely lightweight), IceWM, and OpenBox.

Here's JWM as MintPup, my fave of the Puppy kennel:
https://debiandog.github.io/doglinux/zz04mintpup.html

And here's several incarnations of OpenBox on very small distros -- look how different each appears:
https://debiandog.github.io/doglinux...xenialdog.html
https://debiandog.github.io/doglinux/zz02devuandog.html
https://debiandog.github.io/doglinux...biandog64.html
 
Old 10-09-2019, 04:18 AM   #32
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Because you wanted to...why else would ANYONE move from one OS to another?
Because you couldn't afford the "other" option.

My switch was kind of fueled by a lack of employment. The next version of windows in the $120.00 USD range. No reason to run windows since I didn't have a job that required it. And I finally got linux to connect to the internet (win-modems *sigh*), which was a magical moment where linux was no longer a toy operating system.
 
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Old 10-09-2019, 01:38 PM   #33
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Why would I move from Windows to Linux?
Please, don't! There is no need for anyone to change their OS unless they are made to use it because their work or leisure requires that OS.
 
Old 10-09-2019, 06:56 PM   #34
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An interesting aside is that my company supports Windows 10 desktops and reluctantly support Mac OS (they also supply them to managers - elitist I know)... They do not support Linux officially because nobody in IT has the knowledge, but I am allowed to use Linux because they know it is secure and more bizarrely, some of our enterprise software has Linux clients but no Mac OS client - so in reality it would make sense to support Linux internally, considering we offer customers Linux software!! And we use Linux to host a lot of our products due to reliability. We have software that is designed to process data 24/7 and is commonly running for years on end without a reboot - Debian based FYI.
 
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That sounds like a legal nightmare! How do they know you're using best practices when they can't support your OS? If I were you I'd check the policies very carefully for the responsibilities as regards OS security.
 
Old 10-10-2019, 04:42 PM   #36
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That sounds like a legal nightmare! How do they know you're using best practices when they can't support your OS? If I were you I'd check the policies very carefully for the responsibilities as regards OS security.
It is all fine - the Chief Security Officer is fine with it and so was desktop support - they do audit our machines via a Zoom meeting once per year just to check things over. All files are stored in cloud storage, so there are never any work files locally - we use Office 365 and pretty much everything is done via the browser (especially for Linux). It is actually less secure on Windows because Office is local and syncs to the cloud so you still have all the files locally too. There is two factor authentication which requires your phone to get into any of the systems and they do control your phone (they force you to use biometric or PIN - no soft unlock options). The thing about browser based systems is that anyone can technically connect from any device, so there is little point in trying to lock down desktop machines so much these days (or for us anyway).

So don't worry about me, but thanks for the concern
 
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It is all fine - the Chief Security Officer is fine with it and so was desktop support - they do audit our machines via a Zoom meeting once per year just to check things over. All files are stored in cloud storage, so there are never any work files locally - we use Office 365 and pretty much everything is done via the browser (especially for Linux). It is actually less secure on Windows because Office is local and syncs to the cloud so you still have all the files locally too. There is two factor authentication which requires your phone to get into any of the systems and they do control your phone (they force you to use biometric or PIN - no soft unlock options). The thing about browser based systems is that anyone can technically connect from any device, so there is little point in trying to lock down desktop machines so much these days (or for us anyway).

So don't worry about me, but thanks for the concern
cool! I apologise for my scepticism. Gives some ideas to others wanting to replicate your setup also.
 
  


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