I'm taking a new job soon. The new company will let me install any operating system of my choice on the company workstation. At my current job, I was given a choice between Ubuntu and MacOS, so I am unfamiliar with having completely free rein.
I use Gentoo exclusively as my daily driver at home, so I'm very familiar with it and prefer it as an OS at work as well. I'm concerned if this would cause any audit/compliance issues. I know Ubuntu has some certifications that Gentoo does not. (Jurisdiction: Germany (EU), Operating Area: Media Sales Platform)
I will clear up the compliance/policy issues with my manager, but I was wondering if there are any concerns that I hadn't thought of, such as:
- Is it generally a bad idea for any other reason, besides compliance/security concerns?