austin.texas wrote:You can take it one step further. Before you re-install with the Mint Backup or Synaptic script, you can copy all of the .deb files from your old Mint to your new Mint. Copy all of the .deb files in /var/cache/apt/archives/ to the new /var/cache/apt/archives/ folder.
That way the programs are already downloaded, saving you time and bandwidth - unless there is a newer version, in which case, the newer version will be downloaded and installed.
You can copy the hidden files and folders related to the programs you want, also.
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