I've been running Mint since April (first Felicia then Gloria), and I fancy migrating from the standard Gloria Gnome desktop to the XFCE version. I've downloaded the Gloria XFCE RC, and everything works great from the live CD.
A couple of questions:
1: Ought I wait for the final release or should I just jump in?
2: I have a sensible partition scheme (as well as swap I have 3 partitions: /, /home, and /home/mark/data) so I should be able to just install into the / partition, preserving data and settings in the other two partitions, am I right? (This worked on Felicia -> Gloria transition so I'm not too worried about that.)
3: The additional software I've installed through Synaptic: Is there any way to make Synaptic "remember" what I have and then download and reinstall it all again or is it safer just to do it myself? (To be fair, as far as I can remember there's not a great deal I've added: it's just python 3, firefox 3.5, blender and a couple of games)
(3b: The settings for these packages are stored in /home so should be preserved as noted in 2 above, yes?)
5: That's it!