What i liked
What impressed me a lot is that FreedomBox can run on my 15< years old office pc, which has 32bit single core 2.8Ghz Pentium 4 and 2GB DDR1 memory.
Now i use it on almost identical office pc, but with 64bit 2core 3.0Ghz Pentium 4 and 2GB DDR2 memory, and it works FLAWLESSLY.
24/7 Matrix for 3 ppl, Deluge with 130+ constant-seeding torrents, samba and shared net folder.
Setup was really easy. Nothing to add here.
Automated Matrix installation saves a looot of time. And it works. Really cool.
Automated Let’s Encrypt.
What i disliked
It wasn’t a huge problem, but mounting additional drives could be easier(i had to go into fstab)
It would be helpful to see a tip where “shared” folder is. Took me some time to figure this out.
What i really miss is admin options for Matrix. I can’t see how many ppl are on the server, can’t clean up empty rooms, etc…
I found this https://github.com/xwiki-labs/synapse_scripts but have no idea how to use it.
No option for deleting/reinstalling apps. A couple of days ago i tried to set remote user for Deluge. I added new user in “auth” file in .config, it worked, but for some reason completely broke seeding. :x Hopefully apt remove/install fixed it. God be praised. It saved me another hard reset. (I had to reinstall a couple of times, but it was due to my mistakes)
It would be super cool if users could upload files, not only read/download.
There is a plugin in Nextcloud that adds media player. It would be nice to stream music instead of downloading it through shared folder.
Also, something like Standard Notes would be cool.
- I have switched to Linux ~2 months ago and was able to set everything up. I really admire how a lot of things are automated. Truly awesome distro. Thank you.