Hey all! (Log in to hide this advertisement) I have been interested in moving to a linux os for a while now and want to pull the trigger now. I have a mid 2009 MacBook Pro with 2.26 GHz intel Core 2 Duo processor, 4 GB 1067 MHz DDR3 memory, 320 GB of storage, and a NVIDIA GeForce 9400M 256 MB Graphics card. I used to have an iPhone, which works great with Macs, but I recently have switched to an android operated Huawei smartphone and I am tired of dealing with the communication problems between androids and macs. And I don't know how much longer I have this mac, so I want to be prepared to get a new computer and have everything set up at that point. So I want to switch to Linux and learn to use it with my phone and was wondering what everyone thought would be the best path to transfer all my files from my mac over to the Linux os. I have done a ubuntu usb live boot, which I liked to see what ubuntu would be like, but now i'm considering a dual boot with the focus being to fully convert to Linux after I get more comfortable with it. Also, if people have suggestions on the type of linux they like besides ubuntu, i'm open to any as I have not been able to explore many of the linux options yet. I have an external HD that I backed up all the files from my mac, but I'm wondering if i can just use that to put my files on in a way they will transfer after I completely replace my osx with linux. It's a seagate 500 GB HD, which was written for a mac I believe. Anything helps and if I missed some info that is needed feel free to ask. Thanks in advance!