December 3, 2020


The three main choices are Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac and Linux. But suffice to say, WSL rocks. It’s a proper Linux run-time, with no boot time, embedded right into Windows. And you can choose between a bunch of distros, so you have the Ubuntu apt-get repos right at your fingertips if you choose Ubuntu, for example. That’s a world of difference from cygwin. 3. Plan your strategy for backing up your data and do it. Copy the data to CD, DVD or a hard drive before you do the upgrade. If you don’t back up your documents, you may lose them, especially if you do a “Clean Install,” which reformats the hard drive before installation. Application data varies on where it is stored, and some of us store lots of files on our desktop as well as our Documents folder, (this is very true of both Mac and Windows users). … Read the rest