Articles tagged: Linux

Windows 10 Desktop

Will My Old Computer Run Windows 10?

There are several options to extend the life of an older machine, depending on its capabilities.

Linux Mint Cinnamon

Should I Convert to Linux?

Linux is often a viable alternative to extend the life of older machines. We’ll look at some of the issues involved if you convert to Linux.

Mac versus PC: It’s Over

The old debate – Mac versus PC – is over, in my opinion. And we all won.

Tux - The Linux Mascot

How Do I Get Printer Drivers for Linux?

Printer drivers are not always made for Linux distributions. But there are a few alternate roads you may go down to use your printer.

Tux - The Linux Mascot

Can a flash drive that has a Linux install on it become infected?

Depending on the format of the drive, how the malware finds you, and how you access Windows, you may or may not have a problem! Does that sound vague enough for you?

Tux - The Linux Mascot

How Do I Switch to Linux?

Changing a Windows XP operating system to a Linux platform is not a simple upgrade or migration. It’s more like starting over. Here are the basic steps.

External Backup Drive

How Do I Recover My Data from a Crashed Computer?

As long as the problem isn’t a damaged hard drive, you may be able to access your data with a Linux CD, or even better, a backup recovery CD.

Windows

What is WAIK that Macrium seems to want me to download?

The Windows Automated Installation Kit (WAIK) allows programs like Macrium Reflect to create bootable rescue media. If you don’t have this, you have two options.

Ubuntu

I Can’t Upgrade to the Latest Windows. Should I Switch to Linux?

Switching to a Linux product depends on how you use your computer. The good news is that you can try it for free, without making any changes, to see if you like it.

Ubuntu

How risky it is to run Ubuntu from a flash drive?

Having a bootable version of an operating system like Ubuntu on a USB flash drive can be very handy for a variety of reasons. Since flash memory can wear out, however, it’s important that you back up.

How can I automate an SFTP transfer between two servers?

No, not correct. As it turns out, this is something I do regularly with ssh, as well as both sftp and rsync, as part of my backup and load balancing approaches for Ask Leo! Let me walk you through what I’ve done.