[ubuntu-za] Migrating from vista to Ubuntu

Schalk Neethling - OpenSource Release Feed info at opensourcereleasefeed.com
Fri Apr 3 13:01:30 BST 2009

Hi there Bruno,

If there is not one already, that one should turn the answers to this 
question into an article. I am sure it will be extremely useful to many 


Bruno Mondego wrote:
> hello all
> i'm dual booting in my desktop pc in home, ubuntu, and windows
> but now i finally decided to do a full migration to ubuntu in my laptop..
> my only concerns are, how to migrate crucial info from one OS to the other.
> for instance, i need help on "converting" all my email from windows 
> mail, to another mail program, like thunderbird.
> firefox bookmarks aswell.
> etc..
> is there any important stuff i have to remind myself to do, or to backup?
> im using a hp laptop, wich has a separate partition for recovery.
> if i install ubuntu, will i lose that recovery partition forever?
> and by the way, wich programs you think are best to exchange for the 
> windows programs?
> just want to know what everyones oppinion on the matter is
> if someone had the pleasure of going through that type of experience, i 
> would gladdly appreciate any suggestions and tips.
> many thanks
> Bruno Marques
> Área Técnica
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