I need a slim, fast and very secure distribution. I need security for my work (encryption, anonymity, secure internet connection etc.). I love the Linux Mint design (Cinnamon) with the very nice green symbols.
I don't want to install a distribution with many pre-installed programs: I use LaTeX and don't need LibreOffice; I use VLC Media Player and don't need a second video player on my personal computer.
Sometimes I play some games like Dota 2. Not often, but sometimes. I should be able to play them on my PC too.
I would love to get the newest packages by
dist-upgrade: since I am programming a lot, and using LaTeX very heavily.
Can you recommend a good distribution? While I have some understanding of programming, computer in general and Linux, I don't actually want to play too much to make everything work; even though it's nice to have the ability to do it.
Is the newest Linux Mint what I need? Is it secure? Which distribution would you recommend?
A list of my needs:
- very high security; encryption etc.
- Cinnamon Mint-Style
- Very few preinstalled programs
- Very new packages by
- Games should be playable on it
- Good for programming and LaTeX
- Secure for online banking
- Ability to get help with the distribution online
PS! I need high security for my work; I handle sensitive data. Legal work to make it clear, if CIA or FBI should read StackExchange posts ;-)