Ubuntu 20.04 Linux growth has recently felt a surge of new users added to it’s market share. As users discover how big data uses their information, they are looking for more secure ways to get online. In a time where it’s becoming increasingly dangerous to browse the internet, users are trying to find secure and safe ways to protect their identity. While Windows and macOS operating systems encourage users to share and store information freely on clouds (online servers) and collect data from your computer for their personal gain, Linux takes another approach. Security.

When it comes to security and configurability to protect yourself from the dangers of the internet, Linux wins hands down. It can be configured and secured in ways Windows and macOS dream of. Any advanced computer user knows this and likely has a closet Linux romance. Linux doesn’t push things on you. You are the boss, not the servant. There won’t be advertisements popping out at you, or silly new features that seem like a child’s toy. Linux is all business and gives it’s users the work environment they expect.

Ubuntu is by far the most pleasing variant of Linux, but there are many other main stream flavors. For users looking to have a similar feel and smooth transition from Windows 10 to Linux, I would recommend Mint Linux which is a fork of Ubuntu. Mint Linux is polished and has the ability to do everything from the GUI (Graphical User Interface) which is a huge feature. If Windows has left you feeling like you’re playing with a child’s plastic toy, make the jump. Once acclimated, you will have no regrets.



Keep your data on premises

Convenience at the expense of security?  Who has your data?  Where is it physically?  Who has access to it and how do you know it is secure from prying eyes?  Does data you store with companies get sold or traded without your permission?  Are you sure information will not be gleaned from your online backups?  Remember this everytime you drop something into dropbox, or backup something online.  These are issues that businesses should consider before using these convienent, but insecure services instead of more traditional on-site solutions.  Cloud computing is only as safe as the company providing it.

Business Servers

Server Maintenance and Roles  
True Computing installs, configures and maintains server roles including but not limited to AD DS, DNS, DHCP, IIS, FTP, Apache, DFS, Network Policy and Access Services (RAS and VPN), terminal services, file services, and Hyper-V.  We can update, patch, and monitor server operating systems to ensure best system performance and health.

Need more space?  We can provide storage solutions to meet your needs.  We support the implementation of storage including racked storage, tape drive storage, network attached storage, and RAID in respect to performance and redundancy.

True Computing can setup and configure backups to meet your needs.  We will utilize industry standard software such as Veritas Backup Exec to give you a turn key backup solution.  Do not wait until you lose data to be prepared.

We are Linux friendly

Microsoft has decided to gamble with your time, money and frustration in efforts to increase the value of their operating system.  Windows 11 continues to have frequently forced major updates that leave customers out of operation. 

As Windows 11 phases out Windows 10, users are finding themselves forced into Microsoft accounts upon setting up their computer.  Forced security risks that Window’s dubs as “features” seem to be the new normal.  Whether it’s storing your data on their computers (aka the cloud), collecting your telemetry (computer usage info), forcing changes to their operating system (it’s theirs and you likely use it as a free service) without your permission, running advertisements on your screen as you log in or encouraging which news services you and your children are exposed to. These, and many more reasons might make you consider using a less invasive operating system.  

There are many operating systems that support your computer.   While Windows 11 is one of the most presumptuous operating systems, other options do exist.  Give us a call for any Linux or Mac OS X questions or concerns.

So what should you choose?