My goal with “working professionally with Linux” was:
- Using an OS without software or people spying on me (easily)
- Doing online banking without getting robbed or always being afraid and updating anti-virus and using private mode in the browser before doing it
- Having a beautiful thin and fast system and only having stuff installed and running which I know what it is doing
- Having control about everything
- Secure every little step and knowing where is a chance there are no backdoors from any government
It was never my goal to have a job as a System Administrator, but maybe I have the wrong job. You gave me a lot to think. If I seriously read the book you’ve mentioned, I will definitely look for a new job. But those are about 1.500 pages
Can you please explain why you did this? If you register a domain with 2GB webspace from a cheap hoster, you can use e-mails with your domain too and it costs less than 1 EUR a month. Is there something special at servermx? Or is servermx more like an e-mail client (web version) to get all your e-mails in one place?
I don’t get what wallabag is for? Do I understand it correctly that it just saves the links to websites? What is the difference to a normal bookmark? I have a directory in my browser bookmark which I named “later” and I put there everything I want to read later. I rarely open this directory, but I put a lot of stuff in there.
Sorry for asking so many stupid questions. I somehow stuck in the 90s and have to figure out new technologies first
That’s maybe the most wise advise, but in many cases it isn’t possible. E.g. if you have a blog and want to be more popular, you need social media. If you don’t have social media, you don’t exist. And if you don’t use WhatsApp nowadays, you don’t exist either. I once tried to live with an Android smartphone, which has only a custom firmware and open source apps. People thought I am from the stone age than I told them that I don’t use WhatsApp. I kept this free smartphone for around one year. It wasn’t possible to use it longer. With whom do you want to communicate with such a nice technology, if no one is using open source apps? Even normal e-mails are not possible for many people anymore. E-Mails are just too complicated for them If there would exist an e-mail client which is build up like the chats in WhatsApp and could support some security and if smartphone user and desktop user could use it (even without having a phone), it would crush WhatsApp.
Can you tell me why Linux is less secure than OpenBSD? What kind of walls would I hit? I am not familiar with BSD systems and I couldn’t find out necessary information about it reading about 1 hour now, but I found an interesting website with a “BSD vs Linux” topic: http://www.over-yonder.net/~fullermd/rants/bsd4linux/01
Have you ever used a BSD system and do you still use it?
Where is your server hosted?