I have convince my wife to switch from mac to linux. I tried to back up her mac files on a portable PC hard drive but I couldn't even get the files to copy on it. She needs to move all her mac files to her new linux laptop. What's the best way? Will there be compatibility issues? It's mostly music, pictures, text docs.

Note: I've searched around a bit and discovered that people have done this over the net. I know very little about ftp, samba, ssh, etc.