Simple, fast, and easy
days are probably over now. The older I get, the more I value repliability and simplicity in my #operating-system
. As a true #technophobe
who uses technology only reluctantly anyway, I have previously run from "threats" of #Microsoft
spying and #systemd
monitoring. I toyed with some pretty cool systemd-free #Linux
distros like #PCLinuxOS
, and even a pretty cool #Slackware
spin-off called #Salix
("Linux for Lazy Slackers"). But all of them had issues, some just annoying, others critical, and even #ethical
issues (see here
). I won't touch those. Not even PCLinuxOS for the same reason
. While I understand how #FOSS
might attract people who don't support capitalism, I resent "Political" and "woke" stuff showing up even on my own personal computer.
So it's back-to-basics, back to the one distro that always worked even on my very modest hardware, that is ultra-mega-super simple, easy to configure, maintain, and use, and stays out of my way and lets me get some work done as effortlessly as possible. My choice, for technophobes like me, for newcomers to computing and to Linux, for kids and grandparents, is Linux Lite
. I call it "Xubuntu done right," and it has all the GUI tools to make it point-and-click easy to manage.