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Old 12-19-2003, 12:45 AM   #1
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Distro jumping...umm what about the current one?


If I am switching Distros is there anything from my current Distro that can be used? Like the Gnome desktop, Open Office etc. What about the files on my machine will they just be wiped out?

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Old 12-19-2003, 01:16 AM   #2
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Dude - most distros have many of he same features. If you've got a lot of customized settings, etc, (ie, your /home/[user] directory) backup that data, or alternatively, if /home is a separate partition, then don't format that partition when you install the new distro. To be totally safe, burn all your important data to a CD before making the switch. -- J.W.
 
  


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