migration from Windows to Ubuntu: Thunderbird data, camera software, desktop

David Stock ds4683 at rogers.com
Fri Nov 2 19:48:02 UTC 2012

On 12-11-02 02:11 PM, Pastor JW wrote:
> On 11/02/2012 03:44 AM, Adam Funk wrote:
>> I need to migrate two family members from Windows 2000 to Ubuntu.  I
>> think I know how to move most of the data, but I have a couple of
>> questions.
>> Can I just copy the contents of their "Application Data\Thunderbird"
>> directory into "~/.thunderbird", or is some twiddling required?

For Thunderbird, you could check out

It worked for me going from XT to Mint

>> One of them is used to the Canon software that downloads photos from
>> her camera --- what Ubuntu package is recommended as an easy to learn
>> replacement for that?
> DigiKam works great for Canon cameras. Just plug the camera's cable 
> into a usb port and up it comes!
>> Should I set them up on Unity? (Controversial one, that --- I don't
>> use it myself, but I want to reduce tech support overhead.)
> It would not be a very comfortable move, I'd recommend installing 
> kubuntu-desktop after your initial install and add pauvcontrol for 
> ease of setting up sound. this is the way I set-up friends and family 
> and needed tech support is almost non-existant!  You'll find those 
> programs in synaptic package manager.  Then on the login screen just 
> choose kde.

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