reinstall or just change name

Colin Law clanlaw at
Fri Jan 23 10:32:35 UTC 2015

On 23 January 2015 at 10:12, Gary J. Kirkpatrick <garyartista at> wrote:
> I am selling my little laptop.  Should I reinstall the operating system,
> which I presume would be a better way to remove my files (albeit imperfect)
> or should I just change the user name/password?

I would re-install, otherwise how can you be sure that all your
information has been removed?  Even if you remove your home directory
you may have put stuff elsewhere and there will be all sorts of data
in system logs and so on.


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