[xubuntu-users] XP to XUbuntu - The journey, join me

Patrice ARNAL patricearnal at gmx.fr
Thu Jun 12 04:15:58 UTC 2014

Hi rob,

I got a glance at your page XP to XU migration....

> *Rob Ward*
> Lake Tyers Beach, 3909
> Lake Tyers Beach Website <http://www.laketyersbeach.net.au>
> XP to XUbuntu - The journey, join me! 
> <http://www.laketyersbeach.net.au/XP2XU.html>

Here is my 2 cents contribution :

I did this kind of migration a lot of time for friends, relatives...

The main point about the migration from Outlook to Mozilla is not an OS 
migration problem, but an application migration.

The best way to achieve it is to install Thunderbird on XP.
TB detects outlook and offer the choice of importing all data from 
outlook to TB.

When moving from XP to XU you can simply copy the TB-XP's file to XU...
it's that simple...

I found that a good way to put non technical people on the road to Linux 
is to keep XP/Vista/W7 and install GNU software in lieu of 
MS/proprietary softwares :

Libre-Office, Firefox, Thunderbird, VLC, Kompozer, Stellarium .. are 
good examples .

Once people is at ease with applications, you can easily move to Linux ...

Have a nice day!

P Arnal

PS :

I wrote my very first program in 1967 on a Packard Bell 250, directly in 



Ce courrier électronique ne contient aucun virus ou logiciel malveillant 
parce que Windows a été banni de cette machine.

In a world without fences and walls, who needs Gates or Windows?

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