i have two older machines. the laptop is all ubuntu. the desktop is windows xp.
my preference is the laptop because of LYX and writting math.
for non-technical reasons, beccause i have no complaints on that score, i would like to drop gmail, gdrive, and google anything.
also i distrust ATT ties with anything, and would like to support gnu'ish, wikileaks and such.
please reccommend a search engine, email provider, and cloud host for me.
thanks in advance.