I am a new user on Linux, just received my Librem 15 laptop and it looks great. I had to upgrade PureOS, because I could not install software. After the upgrade, the start up proces didn’t work anymore. I ended up in (initramfs). It could not be fixed and I had to reinstall PureOS. There was no date on the laptop, so it did not matter. And a good experience to get to know more about Linux, with help from the service desk.
But, I use this laptop for businnes and all my projects, invoices, contacts, etc are on it. Because of my first experience, where I had to re-install PureOS, I hesitate whether PurOS works for me? I have read a lot on this forum and noticed that there are some software issues every now and then. If a crash occurs and I loose all data with it, it is unacceptable for me. I do not mind if it hangs, let’s say once every half year, but losing data wil cost a lot of money.
Now my questions:
- Is my data save with PureOS? What are the chances that data gets lost, because I have to re-install?
- If the system crashes, will I be able to get it working again and get acces to my data quick? I can not afford to spend a day on fixing it.
- Is it advised to use another, more stable distro, like Ubuntu (studio)? I am into music, designing and marketing & communication