Would anyone be interested in hearing about our adventure? We''re a feminist non-profit in the midst of migrating from Windows to : servers and desktops! We try to be as as possible, for ethical, security and privacy reasons.

@Gina That sounds interesting, I would be interested to know what kind of problems you encounter

@Matter Issue nr. 1 in our adventure: deciding which software to bet on; or ? or ? or ? The only app we never doubted was ❤️

Server side; do we go with or with ? What to do with our HR software that runs on Windows? How will authentication work with FreeIPA?

Then, what desktop OS? , or ? Do we need virtual desktops? Surprise: we chose Linux Mint.


@Gina for the HR software on Windows... maybe RDP would be a solution for it. If you want to get rid of your Windows machines completely you can also check out azure.microsoft.com/en-us/serv or aws.amazon.com/workspaces/. We use the latter for our development machines in the cloud (TM)...

@Gina just to correct myself... for simple desktop app sharing (no need for a complete desktop) this might be an even better solution: aws.amazon.com/appstream2/?nc2

@appelgriebsch @Gina
Otherwise, VirtualBox does a really good job. You just need a Windows license and some disk space.

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