Help me learn Linux the right way circa 2016. [more inside]
I have been looking for an Ubuntu users group in New York, N.Y. Does anyone know of such a thing? That is - a group of users (with a few enlightened and charismatic geeks among them), for mutual support, learning, and troubleshooting. (I'm not talking about learning Linux, now - just making the best of Ubuntu!) Ubuntu is a beautiful thing, and when it 'just works', it just works. But often it...well, doesn't, and you have to find a workaround. The online Ubuntu community is great, but it would be nice to tear my hair out (and exult in my occasional success) among flesh-and-blood people.
i've given up on windows, and i'm enthusiastic about not dealing with its security issues ever again. [more inside]
Help me find the most durable laptop that will play well with Ubuntu [more inside]
I am getting a new computer, and the infinite possibilities on how to partition two hard drives to put two operating systems is keeping me up at night. [more inside]
Advice for a server newb who needs help getting started with a simple media/backup/torrent server? [more inside]
What is the best light OS for my mom that is very easy to install? [more inside]
Do you have ant ideas for extending the useful lifetime of a 12" 867 MHz PowerBook G4? [more inside]