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I really like MEGA. From the About us page: When we launched MEGA early 2013, global mass surveillance by rogue governments under the pretext of fighting terrorism was still a wild conjecture and its proponents were often touted as conspiracy theorists. From Wikipedia: Mega is a cloud storage and file hosting service produced by Mega Limited. The New Zealand-based website was launched on January 19, 2013, by Kim Dotcom.


This guide serves as a reminder for me when I go to install Ubuntu again. I am not going to show how to install Ubuntu, that is available all over the net. What I will describe is what I did after install to get my workstation back up and running with what I need to do Python development. For me, a sub-average long-time software developer, Ubuntu is a great operating system.


Despite a few major short-comings of my Lenovo laptop I still really love it. I am currently traveling a lot so the 3K monitor on a small form-factor and rugged SSD make it a good choice. The one thing lacking is good network support. It has no Ethernet port perhaps because it is too thin; which, is not such a big deal; but I’ve had lots of trouble with the WiFi card.