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

Colin Law clanlaw at googlemail.com
Thu Nov 22 20:30:54 UTC 2012

On 22 November 2012 16:24, Adam Funk <a24061 at ducksburg.com> wrote:
> On 2012-11-02, 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?
>>> 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!

I don't know whether Shotwell is ok with the canon cameras, I would be
surprised if it is not.  It does pretty much what I need.


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