Converting to Linux

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Ok, so Windows 11 has finally annoyed me to the point that I'm giving dual boot with Linux a go on my laptop. I've gone for Mint Cinnamon, and opted for Evolution for email, Chrome, and I've got WhatsApp and discord on there so far. I'm loving how clean everything is to be honest.

Not so thrilled on the lack of MS Office and Onedrive so far, but could see this being a daily driver if I can sort out Onedrive.

Does anyone have any advice to somebody coming voer from Windows for the first time? I'm familiar with Linux in a terminal sense as I play with RPi's a fair bit. Not really dabbled in desktop before though.
 
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Just remember that there are more or many desktop options with infinite customisations. So if for whatever reason something in the UI ended up annoying you, there likely is a way to change it or pick a different desktop environment entirely.

Btw there are open source OneDrive clients for linux.
 
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Office is easy to get around by using Google Docs/Sheets instead. I'm using that on Windows, it's just better once u get used to it IMO.
 
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Just remember that there are more or many desktop options with infinite customisations. So if for whatever reason something in the UI ended up annoying you, there likely is a way to change it or pick a different desktop environment entirely.

Btw there are open source OneDrive clients for linux.
Any recommendations? I know I sync works but you have to pay, I've heard of rclone too but apparently it's a bit patchy.
 
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I'm using LibreOffice - probably one of the best open source office suites - for Linux.
LinuxMint is from Ubuntu, so if your stuck about things, search for Ubuntu etc.

I started the switch from Windows to Linux Mint - a nice start from switching to Linux.

I use rclone to backup/sync my files to BackBlaze B2 - since being on Linux, you can't do the normal BackBlaze backup for PC (windows/mac).
It works fine, I encrypt the files locally using rclone, then sync em upto B2.

I've since moved onto PopOS.
 
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Does anyone have any advice to somebody coming voer from Windows for the first time? I'm familiar with Linux in a terminal sense as I play with RPi's a fair bit. Not really dabbled in desktop before though.

If you are going to use Flatpaks, I suggest downloading Flatseal - allows you to easily configure what permissions you want each Flatpak to have.
 
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