[ubuntu-za] Migrating from vista to Ubuntu

Hannes Coetzee scorpking at scorpking.za.org
Sat Apr 4 07:30:57 BST 2009

> hello all,
> thanks for the tips..
> ill be trying to migrate over this weekend.
> what im still doubtfull, is, does any mail program under ubuntu (evolution, 
> thinderbird,etc) can import the files from windows mail? i've attached a 
> sample message that it "exports" in order to backup and "import"back to the 
> program again some other time. if someone can please test and see if you can 
> import the messages and contact to one of your email programs.
> other thing about the programs, i really want to know alternative programs 
> for burning cd's, music, and chatting.
> i kinda dont like the default programs that come with ubuntu for music, but 
> never had any experience with burning cd's. has anyone got any experience on 
> wich program works best for u?
> i've had some issues with pidgin, what is in ur opinio the best alt for 
> msn,google and yahoo chat program?
> im looking for real answers from people who use it on a daily basis, 
> sometimes on the internet they just give a overall opinion, and not what 
> trully happens
> about music, i was thinking about songbird. but, what do you guys prefer for 
> your own use?
> one other thing, im used to syncronising my contacts and scheduler from 
> outlook with my phone.
> is there any way i can continue to sync contact details from phone to pc in 
> ubuntu? im using a nokia 6210 navigator. not to worry alot about the 
> scheduler.
> see if can import contact details and email
> cd burner?
> chat program?
> music player?
> sync phone contacts to pc and vice-versa
> many thanks
> Bruno Marques
> Área Técnica
> TropicalWeb
> Cell: +258 82 620 6200
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Gary Alexander" <garyalex at gmail.com>
> To: "Ubuntu South African Local Community" <ubuntu-za at lists.ubuntu.com>
> Sent: Saturday, April 04, 2009 6:40 AM
> Subject: Re: [ubuntu-za] Migrating from vista to Ubuntu
>> 2009/4/3 Hannes Coetzee <scorpking at scorpking.za.org>:
>>> Hi Bruno
>>> Make sure you do all the converting on Windows and don't forget to
>>> export your address book to csv if you have one. If you backup
>>> "C:\Users\" on Vista or "C:\Documents and Settings\" on XP you'll have
>>> all your data unless you don't store files in the default locations. I
>>> also have a backup of the install partition should you ever need it.
>>> Follow the rest of the advice and it should be fine.
>>> Welcome to Ubuntu
>>> Hannes
>> Also there is an extra repository you can add at a later stage called
>> medibuntu (http://www.medibuntu.org/) that has additional packages
>> that Ubuntu cannot package for legal reasons etc. This includes skype
>> and some of the proprietary codecs.
>> Good Luck and hope you enjoy :)
>> Gary Alexander
>> Sticky Toffee Web and IT Services
>> (www.stickytoffee.co.za)
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There is a program called amsn for Linux if you want to take a look but 
most of the chat programs supports multiple protocols. From experiance I 
know that it is best to install thunderbird and firefox on Windows and 
import all the data into the Windows versions. You may find this usefull 
- http://kb.mozillazine.org/Importing_and_exporting_your_mail

Btw, your eml file does open in Linux.


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