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JW1949
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Hello and Slainte

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Hi there, I've just installed Cinnamon 20 on a second hand 2009 iMAC, that was probably the easy bit as it went very smoothly. I did use Ubuntu many years ago and liked the flexibility, but became an Apple fan using iPhone, iPad and a MACBook Air laptop for day-to-day computing.

I'm looking forward to trying a few things on Linux - specifically implementing a home backup strategy, probably using NAS alongside public cloud providers, developing my blogs and possibly running my own web server.

First problem is replacing a WD MyBookLive, which recently had to be disconnected from the network due to "vulnerabilities". I will prepare a post on my experience so far on this particular issue, but at the moment I don't think I will be spending any hard earned cash (pension) with Western Digital ever again !

Looking forward to an adventure.

Jack
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JW1949 wrote:
Wed Jul 21, 2021 2:36 am
Hi there, I've just installed Cinnamon 20 on a second hand 2009 iMAC, that was probably the easy bit as it went very smoothly. I did use Ubuntu many years ago and liked the flexibility, but became an Apple fan using iPhone, iPad and a MACBook Air laptop for day-to-day computing.

I'm looking forward to trying a few things on Linux - specifically implementing a home backup strategy, probably using NAS alongside public cloud providers, developing my blogs and possibly running my own web server.

First problem is replacing a WD MyBookLive, which recently had to be disconnected from the network due to "vulnerabilities". I will prepare a post on my experience so far on this particular issue, but at the moment I don't think I will be spending any hard earned cash (pension) with Western Digital ever again !

Looking forward to an adventure.

Jack
Dia duit!

The WD MyBookLives haven't been updated in sometime so are essentially past their EOL (End Of Life). I suggest getting external drive enclosures and install regular SSDs/HDDs in them. Then you don't have to worry about them having an EOL (other than just wearing out or otherwise dying, same as any other drive). You usually wind up with better quality external drives that way. WD HDDs are OK but I'm not ready to trust their SSDs (formerly Sandisk) just yet.
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Hello Jack,
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Thanks LadyFitz for a constructive reply. I have posted my WD My Book Live saga in the Networking thread - viewtopic.php?f=52&t=353448. :roll: :roll:
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You will find, unfortunately, that iPhones does not play well with linux.

NAS solution - I went out and bought a synology.
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