Wow, that was quick. That's the first of probably many positive things about Mint and its community. As a (k)ubuntu user I'm not used to such a reply speed
RedWagon wrote:If your home directory is on it's own partition you should be able to format / without loosing anything.
Ok, that's what I thought. Is there a need to delete and create a new swap, or can I just use the old one?
DrHu wrote:After you switch, if you have any KDE apps, you could install them into Mint/Gnome to collect your data (if a Gnome app can't use it )
--then switch to a Gnome equivalent
Yeah, it's mostly KDE apps. The thing I'm mostly worried about is my email correspondence. So, you think there's an easy way to import all my emails into thunderbird (as I understood it, this is the default client) from Kmail? Oh, and what about the contacts? Anything else is not that important.
And I think it should be no problem to install Mathematica and MatLab with Mint, right? Same for the Firefox Bookmarks and passwords?
Since these are the most important things, I could copy all hidden folders in /home onto my external harddrive, and only retrieve the stuff I need. The rest can be delete. This way the system don't get overloaded with unused crap.