Why I quit Fedora 7

Timothy Murphy tim at birdsnest.maths.tcd.ie
Sat Jun 9 23:19:29 UTC 2007

Les Mikesell wrote:

> Did you start with a clean install or did you do an upgrade to an older
> version?  The latter can cause some problems and it is much safer to
> back up your own data minus the dot-config files in your home directory
> (which takes some contortions if you want to keep email folders, etc
> that might be there), and put them back after the new install. 

I don't agree.
If an upgrade succeeds it is far more likely to work without problems.
Who remembers all the changes they have made?

In any case, one should surely keep /home at the very least.

Timothy Murphy  
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