Since its End-Of-Life, I have found it necessary to upgrade from Mint 11 to Mint 13
(I prefer an LTS release).
My questions to this forum are the following.
What are the necessary steps as well as the pit-falls to doing a Mint upgrade?
Are there any Utilities available to aid in the process?
If I save my home directory and then copy it back, will most of the settings stay for my programs and will things work or break.
My goal is to avoid, if possible, the reloading all the my apps I have as well as redoing the settings.
Now I know about saving the Thunderbird files and directories and have done that several times with success.
Just wondered if that would work for other programs.
I have about 6 years of user experience using Linux and moved to Mint from Ubuntu due to the Unity fiasco. Now Ubuntu had a way to upgrade that it saved all your stuff, but I do not see anything like that for Mint. If I am on the wrong track and just have to "redo it all" let me know and I can live with that. Just wanted to check as I am sure others have faced this same task.
Thanks in advance for your help and insight. I have found this Forum very educational.
This is my current system: System: Host xxxxxx Kernel 2.6.38-8-generic x86_64 (64 bit) Distro Linux Mint 11 Katya