My Mother Found Out I was Installing Linux...

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  • Windows-10

    Windows 10 Light theme for Linux (GTK)

  • Pro tip: Install Linux and then theme it like Windows 10

  • cppcryptfs

    cppcryptfs is an implementation of the gocryptfs encrypted overlay filesystem in C++ for Windows.

  • If you want selective encryption, rather than full drive encryption, to be less conspicuous: gocryptfs (Linux)/cppcryptfs (Windows).

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  • gocryptfs

    Encrypted overlay filesystem written in Go

  • If you want selective encryption, rather than full drive encryption, to be less conspicuous: gocryptfs (Linux)/cppcryptfs (Windows).

  • pop-os-rootfs

    Discontinued Unmodified, repackaged liveOS rootfs

  • It's best not to start with the privacy angle if you're trying to explain to your parents why you want to use Linux. Start by mentioning that it's a popular platform for those in STEM careers. It's required to learn to Linux to get an IT degree because most of the world's websites, database, and supercomputers run Linux. You could share that Microsoft <3 Linux. I may be biased, but I think https://pop.system76.com/ does a great job of promoting Linux in a way that would entice parents.

NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts plus user suggested alternatives. Hence, a higher number means a more popular project.

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