Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 30th Oct 2008 15:28 UTC, submitted by M-Saunders
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Bang on target, the new version of Ubuntu Linux is available for our downloading pleasure. Amongst various changes it sports updates to the installer, improved networking, and a new 'Mobile USB' version geared towards the blossoming netbook market. Grab a copy from the Ubuntu website, and check out Linux Format's hands-on look. Or the one at Simple Thoughts. Or the one at PolishLinux. And probably a few other websites as well.
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DrillSgt
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2005-12-02

"A windows installation allows you to keep data files in a separate partition, but it is hard to keep all your settings in a separate partition as those are stored in the registry and $Documents and Settings, so what you are saying is not comparable to putting home on its own partition.

/home keeps everything, settings, bookmarks, background, etc."


Never said otherwise. I was just saying it can be done, to include the whole Documents and Settings folder existing elsewhere besides the C drive. Or rather the people folders in them.

It all becomes a moot point when the / takes up the whole hard drive so reinstalling wipes out the home folder. All too common unfortunately.

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porcel Member since:
2006-01-28

Latest Ubuntu and Mandriva will not overwrite your home directory even if you don't have a separate partition for it.

So, your comment isn't accurate either.

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DrillSgt Member since:
2005-12-02

"Latest Ubuntu and Mandriva will not overwrite your home directory even if you don't have a separate partition for it.

So, your comment isn't accurate either."


Actually yes they will if you do a fresh install, which includes a format of the disk. Of course if you do not format the disk then no, it will not overwrite it. My comment was accurate for a fresh install. If you are not formatting, that is called an upgrade.

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