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    creating bootable USB drive requirements

    You will need:

    • A 4GB or larger USB stick/flash drive
    • Microsoft Windows XP or later
    • Rufus, a free and open source USB stick writing tool
    • An Ubuntu ISO file. See Get Ubuntu for download links


    i would say macOS Catalina 10.15.7 is newer than Windows XP, so am i going to download an .exc file to my mac?
    is there anyone here who came from macOS?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usage_...rating_systems
    Windows: 45.3% macOS: 29.2% Linux: 25.3% BSD/Unix: 0.1%

    rounding off the numbers, Windows 45% vs Mac 30% and Ubuntu is fine ignoring Mac users?



    perhaps i am not shown mac info because i am using a VPN?

    is there anyone here using a VPN?

    https://dataprot.net/statistics/vpn-statistics/
    31% of internet users worldwide have used a VPN service. 62% of all VPN users are male. About 39% of VPN users are between the ages of 16 and 24.

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    Re: creating bootable USB drive requirements

    Many (most?) people creating an Ubuntu live usb actually use Ubuntu already, but those instructions are specific to Windows users. On Mac, which is UNIX-based, you can use the same methods as on Ubuntu. Basically, just copy the .iso to your usb drive – to the drive itself, not into the filesystem on that drive. But Windows has a market share of about 90%, so they put those instructions there prominently.

    Those numbers of Windows 45%, Mac 30% refer to all systems, including mobile devices. Not so many people make live usbs using their mobile device.

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/In...n/FromUSBStick

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    Re: creating bootable USB drive requirements

    Ubuntu doesn't "ignore mac users". I don't see the point of the thread here? What is the question please?

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    Re: creating bootable USB drive requirements

    Quote Originally Posted by philtwash View Post
    is there anyone here who came from macOS?
    This forum is quite accommodating to those who seek alternatives to Apple software

    https://ubuntuforums.org/forumdisplay.php?f=328

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    Re: creating bootable USB drive requirements

    hi everyone, thanks for the reply's! i thought Mac being 30% of all desktop systems was optimistic. interesting, i am creating an Ubuntu drive for my Macbook Air to migrate from my iPhone to an LG Nexus 5X running Lineage OS, F-Droid to download The Aurora Store, Open Street Maps and Organic Maps and get my Android mobile and tablets set up on something very close to Linux without Google. i would use Graphene OS accept it only works on the Pixel 4A and newer phones.
    i am a fan of Jupiter broadcasting with Chris Fisher, Wes, Dominik, Cheese Bacon, Popy and the other Brit, one of the voices of of the open source smart speaker system, is it Watson? 2 of these guys worked at Canonical, as i understand it. i admire Chris who can be rather tough on Linux Distributions, not because he dislikes them but because he wants them to be better and more welcoming than they are, even before people get to the forums. i do expect to migrate fully from Apple and Microsoft products to Linux and preferably FOSS and third party audited systems, even though Linux might be a Microsoft and Google product these days. thanks for the helpful posts and i felt i should explain where i am coming from and honestly how welcomed ,or not, i felt at the beginning stage of my migration in case anyone in a position to make some changes felt like doing so. anyone with good language skills and the ability to go through cookies options presented on the Ubuntu page might like to take a look. Or not, even if the cookies options is contracted out to the number one cookies options in the world, they are not doing a good job, honestly. i am not picking on anyone to be mean, i would like everyone coming to this site to have a wonderful time. Cookies options is really a thing, here in the USA, to be taken seriously. thanks everyone involved in FOSS and Ubuntu for making a wonderful product, please do not let the (assumed) cookie contractor give your stuff a bad reputation. which they seem to be doing from my POV
    phil

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    Re: creating bootable USB drive requirements

    I'm confused......

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    Re: creating bootable USB drive requirements

    i thought Mac being 30% of all desktop systems was optimistic
    I would say more than optimistic, 5% would be more accurate, probably less for home computer users.

    I don't see the point of this thread or any specific question about Ubuntu.

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    Re: creating bootable USB drive requirements

    Ubuntu.com actually has instructions for burning a DVD with a Ubuntu ISO image. I guess the same instructions would work for a USB stick

    https://ubuntu.com/tutorials/burn-a-...cos#1-overview

    If any corporation is ignoring users of other operating systems then it must surely be Apple. And not just ignoring other OS users but also in being almost totalitarian in its business methods.

    Regards

    P.S. I doubt very much if anyone working at Apple cooperated with the Linux developers to get Linux running on Apple's M1 chip. It seemed to me that the whole point of the M1 chip was to have an extremely powerful computer that rivals could not match and that would only run an Apple OS. So, no consideration for us users who would trust a distribution of Linux over any OS from Apple.

    https://9to5mac.com/2021/06/28/linux...t-for-m1-macs/
    Last edited by grahammechanical; August 24th, 2021 at 03:34 AM.
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    Re: creating bootable USB drive requirements

    Quote Originally Posted by yancek View Post
    I would say more than optimistic, 5% would be more accurate, probably less for home computer users.

    I don't see the point of this thread or any specific question about Ubuntu.

    botom of the wikipedia has "Market share by category". on desktop it is 2.7 for linux and 9.7 for macos.

    more interesting is for server. 30% linux, 29% windows, 1% unixlike. and the other 40%? MS-DOS? OS/2? custom OS?
    Read the easy to understand, lots of pics Ubuntu manual.
    Do i need antivirus/firewall in linux?
    Full disk backup (newer kernel -> suitable for newer PC): Clonezilla
    User friendly full disk backup: Rescuezilla

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    Re: creating bootable USB drive requirements

    Link to article that says Chromebooks outsell Macbooks, https://www.pcworld.com/article/3608...s-in-2020.html
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