Raspberry Pi 4 uses SD cards by default. Unfortunately, SD cards are very slow compared to more conventional solid state drives (SSDs). The key advantage of a new Argon ONE M2 case is the fact that is has a built-in SSD slot. Removing the biggest bottleneck of Raspberry Pi 4 is quite a promise, so I decided to give it a go.
I'm not a server guy, but I had to deploy a few websites and web services recently, and it has been an interesting journey so far. I have to ask myself many questions, such as how do I know that my servers are secure? That's an important question but security is such a vague term that it makes it hard to grasp and answer this question confidently.
I wanted to get my hands on a Raspberry Pi 4 board since its release at the beginning of July but I had to wait a bit longer because an official Asian reseller had been out of stock up until recently. I ordered Raspberry Pi 4 Desktop Kit as soon as it had become available, and it arrived a few days ago.
It's been a while since I used Ubuntu or any other Linux distribution outside of Docker containers, so I've decided to give it a go and see if it'd be suitable for my everyday needs. The laptop I chose is my old MacBook Pro A1398, and I went with Ubuntu 18.04 as it is the most stable Ubuntu version at the moment.