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Mike Acker -- just joined

Postby mike acker » Wed Jul 31, 2013 6:53 pm

Hi People,--

I've just joined the forum

I've got to get up to the OfficeMax and get some blank DVDs so I can create my ISO image. So till then I'll just say "Hello, Folks"

I like what I'm reading about /Mint ... -- anyone switch from Ubuntu 12.04 ? I'm wondering if I can install Mint onto my hard drive and just replace Ubuntu , keeping my data and apps.

I really don't know how much re-building I'm getting into
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Postby daveinuk » Wed Jul 31, 2013 8:28 pm

Hi Mike and welcome,

I'm sure I've seen your very question before but couldn't tell you the specifics why, but, as I remember, the advice was to back up your files to an external device and do a clean install.
I think you can use thebackup tool in the same way for your apps, then do a bookmark/password export for your browser and clean install should be pretty painless, I would guess the end result would be 'cleaner', I'm sure someone more knowledgable will correct me if I'm wrong ;)

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Postby The-Wizard » Thu Aug 01, 2013 2:20 am

Welcome to the Mint family forums

The idea that Bill Gates has appeared like a knight in shining armour to lead all customers out of a mire of technological chaos neatly ignores the fact that it was he who, by peddling second-rate technology, led them into it in the first place.

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Postby catweazel » Thu Aug 01, 2013 2:59 am

Hi, Mike, and welcome aboard.
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Postby jesica » Fri Aug 02, 2013 4:30 am

Good day and welcome to the forum :mrgreen:

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