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[ale] Need a better Linux distro

Hey Liam,

If you are that worried about key loggers and other malware, why not just
setup a small proxy server, and only allow the proxy server to get out to
the internet? Your Linux PC would have to send all HTTP/HTTPS/SOCKS traffic
though the proxy server.

I know that many businesses block all outbound internet traffic, you could
easily do the same. The proxy server would also allow you to log and monitor
all of the traffic. Couple that with PiHole and I think that you would be
pretty safe.


-----Original Message-----
From: Ale <ale-bounces at ale.org> On Behalf Of Leam Hall via Ale
Sent: Saturday, May 30, 2020 8:56 AM
To: Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts <ale at ale.org>
Subject: [ale] Need a better Linux distro

I can't remember what I was doing this morning, but I look at the 
installed packages on my CentOS 7 box. I was surprised, and very 
dismayed, that a few dozen rpms came from a repo in the former Eastern 

While I love my friends and neighbors of all shapes, sizes, and cultural 
origins, my confidence in not getting a keystroke logger or similar hit 
rock bottom. Who cares about virus protection if you install the malware 

I've used Void in the past and will be trying to get the few things I 
need onto it. Just wanted to see what other options were out there. 
Here's what I'm using the computer for:

	Nothing with systemd
	Web, Firefox
	E-mail, Thunderbird
	Printing to a Brother printer
	LibreOffice (mostly to manipulate and print DOCX, XLSX files)
	IRC (Hexchat)
	GnuCash (no bank data)
	Ruby and Perl development (C, libraries)

In the past I've done NetBSD, but their Package site has adware. Not 
sure that speaks well of the project. I'm not quite ready for Linux From 
Scratch, but the more I deal with commercial Linux, the more LFS appeals.



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