New Lappy

Got a new lappy as my other one was dying…I’m very hard on my laptops, dragging them around the world in all sorts of conditions. They usually fall apart after 1-2 years…anyways, with this one I’m looking to go full-vege with open source… firefox and no Chrome/Chromium is the main new approach, and also I’m trying desperately not to log into google products (I have a google account as people send gdocs etc to me)… lets see how far we get…also, for the first time I installed Ubuntu with an encrypted hard disk and home partition… combined with PGP, VPN, and long passwords I’m following my own advice at long last….