Advice and encouragement, please, on jumping the rest of the way into Linux. Several specific issues inside, but the gist is that I got fed up with Windows and started dual-booting Ubuntu 10.10 on several machines. Now I think I'm ready to make Ubuntu my permanent all-the-time OS. What are considerations and best practices I should consider? What am I not thinking of?
I already use open source software exclusively, and I've been using Ubuntu most of the time for a month, so I'm ahead of this question
. I've figured out that my canon scanner is anti-linux, and my travel printer, so I may need to keep XP on my netbook. Aside from that, I don't think I've found any deal-breaking hardware or software issues.
I was running Ubuntu on a 16gig SD card in my netbook, but that apparently died. Should I re-install to another card or to the HD? How to think about the partition? On my desktop, which has a huge HD, I have a bad install of Windows 7. Should I just forget windows there and put Ubuntu on the whole drive? Finally, on my work desktop I just installed Ubuntu directly and let it have the whole drive, so that's good the way it is, right?
I'm moderately technically competent but the Ubuntu help pages, for example, aren't great on the big picture aspects of switching, so any other considerations are welcome.