Windows 7 to Linux: Backup and Media creation

This is the second part of our migrating from Windows 7 to Linux guide. We talked about general preparations in the first guide that looked at choosing the right Linux distribution, finding out if a certain Linux flavor supports needed features or software, or how one would go about migrating data to Linux.



Monday, October 15, 2018 - 02:01

I should replace my ten year old 24" iMac with another Apple desktop, instead of a Linux or Windows desktop. Change my mind.

As the title says, my iMac is near the end of its useful life. I've dabbled in Linux, through Ubuntu, Mint, and Lubuntu (on my small laptop).

I mostly surf reddit, take online courses and write papers for school, edit video and images, and I like to dabble in amateur radio and electronics (Arduino). Oh, and I'll probably want to play a few games too (like KSP and CoD). I have a diverse set of interests, for which the Mac served me well. I just want to know what I'll be giving up if I leave the Mac behind and commit to Linux forever.



Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 23:09

linux workflow

Hey Guys,

I was wondering what was your current Linux workflow/setup that you use daily. I am specifically interested in your cloud/data approaches. Here is mine:

Old laptop (server) that runs:

- Ubuntu Server,

- Gitlab for my personal GIT needs,

- Nextcloud for cloud purposes,

- Nginx to serve my personal website

Work/Personal Use laptop:

- System: Distro hopping issue here

- Browser: Firefox

- Mail: Thunderbird



Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 14:30

Amazon console site is insecure in linux, but fine in windows?

I don't know if it's just my pc but for some reason I cannot access certain region in aws console

Anyone here ever experience something like this? Because the weird part is windows can access it just fine, when I check the site certificate, it always result in insecure connection across browser.

The region I mention is



Monday, October 15, 2018 - 00:31

Preferred file format for e-books?

(If there's a better forum, by all means please direct me there - thanks.)

Lately, I have started ... ahem, collecting ... e-books. I often find books in multiple formats, most commonly:


mobi ("Kindle?")

djvu (?)


"plain" text (.txt)



My goals



Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 14:07


Ebay Deals

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