I'm taking the bait

Mason Gutierrez
Mason Gutierrez

I'm taking the bait. I got a thinkpad T420. What is the safest distro out there? I bought this computer to code and store my crypto, so I want the safest/most privacy oriented distro. Customizability would be a plus, as I think most look like shit out of the "box", but this is just an afterthought. I know you guys get this a lot, but still.

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access.redhat.com/security/updates/backporting/
backports.debian.org/
repology.org/repositories/statistics/newest
github.com/corna/me_cleaner

Caleb Robinson
Caleb Robinson

Also, I didn't post in the thinkpad general because I only want distro recommendations.

Nolan Myers
Nolan Myers

antergos

Dominic Hughes
Dominic Hughes

OpenBSD's cool
Some drawbacks vs GNU/Linux but still a good OS

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Kayden Lewis
Kayden Lewis

Mint

Isaiah Mitchell
Isaiah Mitchell

Arch

Robert Barnes
Robert Barnes

Tbh the whole point of tpg is obscure questions like this that are answered in a few posts in a thread

Adam Campbell
Adam Campbell

OpenBSD

Ayden Walker
Ayden Walker

Thanks for the recommendations, I'll look them all up. But also, how secure are they? What makes one more secure than the other?

Hm, I see. Will just post there in the future.

Xavier Hall
Xavier Hall

T420

It isn't really bait.
I mean, that shit is like 7 generations old, you are basically buying garbage.

Brandon Hill
Brandon Hill

openbsd is probably best for privacy if you can take the drawbacks
an up-to-date, well-tested distro that backports security patches is the next best thing
access.redhat.com/security/updates/backporting/
backports.debian.org/
are good places to look for more info on the backporting policies of RHEL, debian, centos, fedor
honestly this really has fuckall to do with thinkpads unless anyone has HW specific info

Austin Thompson
Austin Thompson

The point of the ThinkPad "general" thread is so that one faggot can force his retarded fucking opinions onto page 1 while pretending to be a moderator.

Back before this general hysteria bullshit we had actual real relevant threads.

Jaxon Adams
Jaxon Adams

Fuck. Well, I do have some spare money right now, so which do you recommend? Preferably with no Intel spyware as I mentioned I'll use it to store some crypto

Dominic Young
Dominic Young

OpenBSD is the right choice, OP.
Go for it!

Jonathan Butler
Jonathan Butler

Damn, thank you very much.

Jacob Campbell
Jacob Campbell

Seems like everyone is talking about it, I really may

Jonathan Baker
Jonathan Baker

I'd recommend you not being a fucking moron and to stop thinking that Intel hardware has built in spyware.... lmfao.

You gonna use it for some crypto? As in crypto coins? Oh shit son you must be loaded, is that why you are buying a fucking T420?

I unironically think something is seriously wrong with you, have you ever worn animal ears or costumes? Maybe stuck a bunch of stuff in your ass for no reason?

lol fuck you.

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Adam Fisher
Adam Fisher

Jesus Christ, calm down hahahahaha

Colton Miller
Colton Miller

intel will steal your coins
Kek

Elijah Jenkins
Elijah Jenkins

heres another good resource for distros:
repology.org/repositories/statistics/newest
this can give you a rough idea of the quality of different repos, though none of those metrics really indicates the quality of their LTS releases or their speed in backporting
you're going to end up with debian, ubuntu, RHEL/fedora/centos, or opensuse 99% of the time though
look dumbass it's common knowledge IME is borked i swear to god every post you make is worse than the last
that being said, IME backdoors are not likely accessible to random hackers who will steal your crypto, so it's more of a privacy issue than a security issue

Isaac Stewart
Isaac Stewart

That's not the point, I'm just paranoid.

Again, thank you for all this info, I'll need it. As for the backdoor, yeah, maybe I am being too paranoid, I guess I'll just grab a better thinkpad with an I7 or something.

Logan Anderson
Logan Anderson

RHEL or Fedora

Parker Ross
Parker Ross

"Fedora"...
I can smell this distro.
Anyway, I'll do some research on it too, then.

Julian Brooks
Julian Brooks

Back before this general hysteria bullshit we had actual real relevant threads.

unlike this one

Matthew King
Matthew King

My T420 is still fine for daily use

Andrew Martin
Andrew Martin

I mean, they have I5s and I7s, I din't see how they would be back for some coding and daily usage.

Brandon Robinson
Brandon Robinson

If you're only going to use it for storing cryptocurrency and programming, consider not connecting to the internet. You could run Windows 95 and it wouldn't be a problem.

Michael Price
Michael Price

Just dont be a niggy noggy and you'll be fine.

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Nathan Wright
Nathan Wright

I see, any ways to totally incapacitate internet connection on a T420? Even if it means drilling the fucking motherboard (kek, I know).

Isaiah Rodriguez
Isaiah Rodriguez

I want to make sure this shit CAN'T connect.

James Reyes
James Reyes

T420 is perfectly capable for basic usage. Web Browsing, text editing, etc. What else do you really want to do on a laptop? If I need powerful hardware I use my desktop.

Leo Flores
Leo Flores

user, a newer thinkpad is actually worse for IME issues. it's a "feature" that they are improving continually
look for a device with good github.com/corna/me_cleaner compatibility for a best effort solution
if it's like the t430 which i own you can just tear out/bend pins in 8p8c [ethernet] jack, and remove antennae by opening bezel and unplugging them :)

Owen Peterson
Owen Peterson

I'll just stick with this one, then, seems easy enough to bend those pins, thanks!

Parker Campbell
Parker Campbell

I have a T500 and it shitposts like a well lubed nigger dick going into your "(((girl))friend"

Camden Ramirez
Camden Ramirez

Go with Ubuntu. Least autistic distro out.

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