Running Windows 10 on an HP Pavilion Desktop 590-p0xxx. I'm trying to switch to Mint (specifically Cinnamon), and all is working well; I've got the flash drive and everything, and can boot into it, but I can't install it. It says I need to disable RST first. Simple enough, it seemed. I looked it up and people said it could be done from the UEFI menu, so I checked there, and there was no sign of any options to disable RST. I'm not very tech savvy, so needless to say, my head was spinning when I looked up answers and found out there's a bunch of stuff involving BIOS and SATA and stuff (there's no option to do the AHCI stuff in BIOS that I read about, either) and I'm really stressed.
I was so sure this would be a lot easier. (I'd been informed it would be, too.) What's going on? Why can't I disable RST? Why are there so many complicated steps to be able to disable it? Sorry if this is stupid, I was just really excited to finally switch to Mint, and now I'm overwhelmed with a bunch of stuff I don't understand, nor can I find the solutions to that I'm told should be there.
TL;DR I'm not tech savvy and I went into this with instructions that it would be easier.
I'm making the switch from Windows 10 to Linux (specifically Mint/Cinnamon) and using [this tutorial](https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/how-to-make-the-switch-from-windows-to-linux) to do so. It's going swimmingly, but when I reboot my PC... it's just the normal Windows login screen. I turned off fast startup, as I read it could cause this issue, but no dice. Does anyone know what could be causing this? Is there a step I need to take? The USB flash drive is all set up; do I need to do anything in it first before rebooting?
I'm on a Galaxy S10, and I really want a more privacy-respecting app than the included one. I tried FairEmail, and while it seems nice, it was extremely overwhelming and cluttered for me. Is there anything of similar quality that's simpler to use interface-wise?
Just switched from using Matrix to XMPP (for several reasons). I'm using the Conversations app ATM, but was curious as to what apps you guys use/prefer as well!
(I'm gonna miss Fluffychat, but ditching Matrix seems like the best move from what I've recently read.)
I'm on a Galaxy S10 (not rooted) and using Mull as my browser. I have Samsung Internet disabled and all updates for it removed. However, my phone constantly changes my default browser from Mull back to Samsung Internet. I hate having to change it every 5 minutes (hyperbolic, but not by much) and was wondering if anyone else has had this issue. (Also, as much as I'd love a rooted and de-Googled phone, this is my ONLY phone, and I rely on it for family contact and such and cannot afford to replace it. I'm not tech savvy enough to attempt rooting it and risk bricking it.)
I like the interface, but I'm still sticking with Tusky for the time being, since I like the multiple account feature and the option to clear notifications. I look forward to seeing how this develops, though.
I've seen Droid-ify, Aurora Droid, IzzyOnDroid, and G-Droid. Are any of these superior to the regular F-Droid client? (Also, apologies for the dumb question, but if any of them are, do I still need the base F-Droid app installed as well? Or can it be removed and replaced? I'm not too good with understanding how these work.)
I was literally shadowbanned 4 days after making my account, and my appeal has gone ignored for an entire month and a half. I finally sent another one, but I'm not getting my hopes up. I didn't post anything against the rules to my knowledge; my only theory is that it somehow mistook me for spam or something. Anyone else here been unjustly banned/suspended?
I'm admittedly quite an amateur and don't have the best understanding of the fediverse; I have a Mastodon account and a Misskey account, and was planning on making a Pleroma account as well. However, it seems like they're all connected; was it redundant to join Mastodon and Misskey? And in that case, should I not make a Pleroma? Or is there any benefit to having one of each?
I've been spending a lot of time on mobile due to medical reasons, and I can't seem to find a straight answer as to which mobile browser is best; I use FF on my PC and currently on mobile as well, but I'm seeing people call Bromite better, and others recommend Mull or Fennec. I (unfortunately) haven't been able to jailbreak my phone or anything out of fear of bricking my sole means of emergency contact, so I have a Galaxy S10 with as many bloatware features disabled as possible, but not any OS installed or anything, as much as I'd love to. I'm not as tech savvy as I'd like to be.
Apologies for the wall of text. I just really want to know what to use.