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 I'm more surprised that @nextcloud was straightforward, you could've joined other projects together to get a similar result but with separate apps for each function. Like Seafile for file synchronisation, RadiCal for contacts and calendar syncing (radicale.org/) etc. Because the Unix philosophy is "Do one thing, and do it well". From what I've read it that Matrix is like the new Pidgin; it can support a lot of networks besides itself, including Rocketchat - 1/3

@nextcloud @Gina I only have experience with LibreOffice, but it isn't the most intuitive to use so I will check out OnlyOffice. Btw I hope FreeIPA will support SQRL when it is released (which is soon).
Btw the desktop OS you've chosen is Debian twice improved (Linux Mint is based on Ubuntu, which in turn is based on Debian) - 2/3

@nextcloud @Gina What was the biggest reason to go with Mint? Was it the Cinnamon desktop environment, or the extra included packages and snapshot utility? 🙂 - 3/3

@RyuKurisu @nextcloud both, although we're going with Mate as the desktop.


@Gina @RyuKurisu @nextcloud Timeshift is included in Debian Buster repo. Buster repo alone can cover everythin, for anything extra you can go with snap or flatpak.

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