Hi all, I've had 20 years on Apple iMacs (& equivalent) and am feeling nervous about my move to Linux Mint. First, backups. 1. Cloud: - a copy of everything is going to Microsoft Onedrive (as I have a work 1TB account). 2. External hard drive: this is where I need help. If I'm permanently moving from Apple in September (because they'll no longer support my 2011 iMac with security updates) to Linux Mint, how do I format the external hard drive so I can access it later? Apple wants to format hard drives a certain way. I'm not sure an apple hard drive will be readable by Linux Mint after I've installed it? Do I need to set up a Linux Mint virtual machine and control the external hard drive that way? Second, To Do list. I'm after a list of things to export, archive, backup and prepare for transition. So far I've thought of:- Archive all MYOB files to archive drive as I'm moving to Xero in July. Photos app and Pictures folder to archive drives. EMAIL ARCHIVE Address book contacts: select all my friends from address book and export into google or other Linux Mint app? Which app? Write extensive documentation about where stuff is in my notes Practice saving copies of Onenote to Word documents on my hard drive. Export raw .dv files from imovie into system folders and drag across. Drag across Personal folders, documents, PDF's, etc.