The Corona virus pandemic has started me thanking about how my family would cope with my choice of computer system if anything happened to me. When I was younger I thought myself invincible, not so much any more. I use my computer to bank, pay bills, receive digital bills and critical communications, store documents and pictures as well as encrypted passwords … on and on. I use KeepassXC to hold all of my accounts and password, but that’s not enough. If I were incapacitated or worse, it would be complete compute related chaos for my family.
My wife is not computer savvy and has expressed no interest in learning. While my sons (grown and away leading their own lives) are experienced computer users, their experience is MSWindows and IOS mostly at the graphic interface level.
I love Linux and especially Arch based rolling releases, but I’m beginning to think that may be a pretty selfish choice and possibly not a very good one. To me the challenges of rolling release Linux are just minor setbacks to be dealt with and conquered. Not so my family.
I’m considering putting everything that concerns family on a Windows PC, Mac, or Chromebook and only use rolling Arch, AKA EndeavoutOS as a non-critical hobby.
Comments? Insight? Ideas?