Upgrade to Ubuntu 18 will not boot [ Not Solved ]


#41

Thank cordx. Ubuntu 16 will be okay for while then.

Am curious. Have you any thoughts or criticisms of the “Tails OS” ?
I was just reading about it online.


#42

like you, i have only done some online reading about tails. i like what i have read so far. it is purported to be very security- and privacy-focused. from what i understood in my limited reading, it is designed to be run in a live environment from a usb. i just went to their page to check and that is their stated intention (in the quote and link below). i don’t think that means it can’t be installed to a laptop or desktop. just last week or so someone posted a link to a computer store in a different country that pre-loads laptops with all manner of different linux distros and tails was on that list.

Tails is a live operating system that you can start on almost any computer from a USB stick or a DVD.

https://tails.boum.org/


#43

i had never really noticed before, but live is even in their name acronym. tails = the amnesiac incognito live system :slight_smile:


#44

I think I might try installing “Tails” tomorrow. Am thinking I can install it right over Ubuntu.


#45

are you thinking about using tails because of the privacy and security aspect (if you don’t mind my asking), or are you just wanting to replace ubuntu?


#46

It is assumingly the best known Privacy OS, but I don’t think it is the best. It always depends on the use case, too, though.

Should be clear before further advice.


#47

The privacy and security seems like a good idea. Replacing Ubuntu isn’t really necessary I guess, at least until 2021. I mainly use Ubuntu now just to pay bills online or online orders. I’m only doing that because somehow I got the idea that Windows was always being hacked and Ubuntu was safer in that regard. But I really do not know if that’s true or where I got that idea from. So yes I like the idea of added security if it’s actually true.


#48

i like the idea of added privacy and security as well. i have tried the tor browser and some android apps to use the tor network (as tails does) in the past for that very reason. i feel fairly safe and secure with the version of ubuntu i use as well. recently @Akito introduced me to a password manager called keepass2 which helps me feel like i am doing better with password management than i was in the past. i think there are different steps we all can take to help ourselves be more secure. one of these days i will probably put tails on a usb to try it out and see what it looks like as well as how well it does on my computer :slight_smile:


#49

@Jimany @cordx A couple of years ago I tried out Subgraph OS which was theoretically much superior to Tails, but the homepage currently says it is still in Alpha and I don’t see much changes there since then, unfortunately. Would like to see it developed further to at least get it out of Alpha. If Subgraph OS would have a stable build, then I think it would be one of the best privacy operating systems out there.


#50

subgraph certainly looks interesting, but i’m not sure that it bodes well that they haven’t put out any more releases since late in '17. they did send out a few tweets late last year so maybe there is still reason to hold out hope.

i was going to counter with tinfoil hat (mostly just because i like the name), but it looks like they have been in hibernation even longer.