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Old 10-26-2010, 07:43 AM   #1
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export contacts and email back to "Windows Mail" from Ubuntu


Taking all Contacts and Emails temporarily back to Windows for safety - whilst I install Mint in place of Ubuntu

Using Thunderbird. I have checked the help files and checked Google

There is prbably a simple answer - but it eludes this fella.

Any help would be appreciated

 
Old 10-26-2010, 09:27 AM   #2
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Did you search Google with the following keywords ?
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Exporting contacts from Thunderbird to Windows mail
Is the following of any use ?
I could have pointed you to Vista Forums but I doubt if that would be helpful, since the first link here is itself from the Vista forum !

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Old 10-26-2010, 02:54 PM   #3
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Thankyou Anisha

I shall follow those links later on in the day (its 5.53am now) and will let you know how it goes.
 
Old 10-27-2010, 05:59 AM   #4
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Well since now you'll be going with the Mint, I strongly recommend that you check out whether you are fully satisfied with Mint's performance, i.e. whatever you need is properly working there and you can do that by using the Mint Live CD.

because what works for someone else may or may not work for you too.
 
Old 10-27-2010, 06:18 AM   #5
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Well since now you'll be going with the Mint, I strongly recommend that you check out whether you are fully satisfied with Mint's performance, i.e. whatever you need is properly working there and you can do that by using the Mint Live CD.

because what works for someone else may or may not work for you too.
Yes - I have had Mint before and it seemed ok - hate the insipid green desktop and Icons, but all that can be changed. I still have the disk here somewhere. There are a few thing that I am worried about. Will it do all the same functions as UBUNTU. Does it use the same drop down menus etc. Some questions I have for down the track may need another thread, but I guess that will be your call. Can I run OpenBVE on it successfully and so on. But I'll be more specific when I get to a problem. For now I am in the back up mode and concerned about data

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Old 10-27-2010, 06:35 AM   #6
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Will it do all the same functions as UBUNTU. Does it use the same drop down menus etc. Some questions I have for down the track may need another thread, ... Can I run OpenBVE on it successfully and so on.
If I see such a thread from any person on the LQ forum, my prompt answer will be "Why not go ahead and try a LIVE CD and check things out for yourself ?" because that's what the LIVE CD's are meant for !

Secondly, if you don't have an internet connection at your home OR having a big download is not feasible for you then you need to mention this fact in your first post and then the members here (who have some experience with Mint) might shed some light on the issue.

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Yes - I have had Mint before and it seemed ok
If some old version of [Distro X] was stable and worked flawlessly, it is not necessary that the newer version will also behave the same way.

and thirdly, if you have full faith in that old Mint version then why risk yourself with the newer one ? Why not install the same oldie Mint version ?

The ball is in your court !

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Some questions I have for down the track may need another thread, but I guess that will be your call.
FYI, I am no one to decide whether and when you should create new threads for specific questions. That is entirely up to you.

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Old 10-27-2010, 07:54 AM   #7
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"Why not go ahead and try a LIVE CD and check things out for yourself ?

Secondly, if you don't have an internet connection at your home.

and thirdly, if you have full faith in that old Mint version then why risk yourself with the newer one ? Why not install the same oldie Mint version ?.
1 I'm happy to use the same old version
2 I do have the internet at home and will be swapping to a better provider just as soon as my current credit runs out. There should be no problems with large downloads.
3 I agree

As far as a new thread goes if needed - you may not be able to make the decision with authority, yet I am quite sure you will put in your opinion should I have too many subjects running. Anyway I will appreciate your input if you are around. And I will make the decision - whether to take notice or not.

This thread may be left for a few days as I travel

Are there any suggestions you would make about removing or un-installing UBUNTU. I appreciate your help and advice - thankyou

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Old 10-27-2010, 09:15 AM   #8
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Are there any suggestions you would make about removing or un-installing UBUNTU.
Both of us do realize that we have deviated from the actual topic of this thread and derailing the thread is against the LQ rules.

You can start a new thread when ever you wish and where ever you wish and for whatever topic you wish.
Any number of threads can go in parallel.

And I'll make sure that I don't post in your new threads

Did you get a solution with this problem of yours ? How about staying with Ubuntu ?
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...band-q-792099/

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Old 10-27-2010, 03:02 PM   #9
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You can start a new thread when ever you wish and where ever you wish and for whatever topic you wish.
Any number of threads can go in parallel.
Thank-you - I do already understand this

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And I'll make sure that I don't post in your new threads
Why!!?? - I would find this most disappointing - hang on there is a smiley face - does that mean you are only joking?

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Did you get a solution with this problem of yours ?
Which particular problem is that

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How about staying with Ubuntu ?
I have been thinking of that, but I want to give MINT a good trial run from the live disk - and make up my mind after that. I have to travel in the next few days so I won't get chance to do this until I get back. Although I will have this laptop with me and I can go online anyplace that there is mobile phone coverage - we'll see how we go
 
Old 10-27-2010, 03:18 PM   #10
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Did you get a solution with this problem of yours ? How about staying with Ubuntu ?
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...band-q-792099/
Oh that problem - well I'm on line in Ubuntu - so I guess I must have My grandson in law fixed it when I was in Brisbane; I've got no idea how he did it. Thankyou for pointing that out - I will get his solution from him, then post it in that thread and mark it solved. But it will take at least 2 to 3 weeks
 
Old 10-28-2010, 02:31 AM   #11
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And I'll make sure that I don't post in your new threads
anisha - Is the above meant to be serious or just some humour??. It's from Post #8

Concerned

Des

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Old 10-28-2010, 02:59 AM   #12
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anisha - Is the above meant to be serious or just some humour??. It's from Post #8
That was a joke. If it would have been serious, I would have simply vanished without notice.
 
Old 10-28-2010, 03:21 AM   #13
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That's good! Evidentally Linux Mints main difference to ubuntu is that it comes with flash and media codecs pre installed, But in Ubuntu 10.10 there is support for adding these restricted extras during the normal install anyway. So Mint is sing it's edge ?

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Old 10-30-2010, 12:22 AM   #14
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Oh that problem - well I'm on line in Ubuntu - so I guess I must have
That problem was related to Mint Gloria, that's why I asked.
 
Old 10-31-2010, 09:07 AM   #15
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on line with Dodo Australia

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That problem was related to Mint Gloria, that's why I asked.
The solution I will be getting only applies to Dodo in Australia. I don't know if there is a special version of Ubuntu for Australia, but my copy came with most of the phone companies set up (except for Dodo)
 
  


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