Linux

BlendOS allows installing packages from multiple distros Ubuntu, Fedora, and Arch.

elementary OS bills itself as a thoughtful, capable, ethical replacement for Windows and macOS. It is based on Ubuntu.

Debian

Find ip address: ip addr

WiFi From the Command Line

# assuming iwd is not installed and wpa_supplicant is
systemctl stop wpa_supplicant
apt-get install iwd

Open /etc/iwd/main.conf and enable EnableNetworkConfiguration

systemctl --now enable iwd

From a non-root user enter the iwctl command

device list
# from the list of devices find your wifi device in this case wlan0

# scan for networks, no output will be displayed

station wlan0 scan

# list networks

station wlan0 get-networks

# connect to your network

station wlan0 connect "YOUR NETWORK"

# enter passpharse


# get connecttion status
station wlan0 show

Desktop Environments

Budgie is a refined version of GNOME. Lacks significant support channels as of <2023-01-31 Tue>.

systemd

systemd by example

Harden VPS

  1. Set root users password to randomly generated value
  2. Create local user
  3. Copy authorized_key to local user
  4. Logout/SSH in as local user
  5. su -
  6. Disable root login and password auth for ssh
    sed -i -E 's/^(#)?PasswordAuthentication yes/PasswordAuthentication no/' /etc/ssh/sshd_config
    sed -i -E 's/^(#)?PermitRootLogin (prohibit-password|yes)/PermitRootLogin no/' /etc/ssh/sshd_config
    
  7. Harden ssh
  8. Restart ssh systemctl restart ssh