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Buzzrr

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Post Posted December 18th, 2019, 3:58 pm

:evil: Microsoft is giving us users no choice other than to upgrade to Windows 10 next year which I certainly don't plan on doing.
I need to keep all of my important browser information intact. How do I go about migrating from different operating systems?
Which files do I need to import into the new Linux SeaMonkey browser? :-k
Thanks

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Post Posted December 18th, 2019, 4:13 pm

Buzzrr wrote::evil: Microsoft is giving us users no choice other than to upgrade to Windows 10 next year which I certainly don't plan on doing.
I need to keep all of my important browser information intact. How do I go about migrating from different operating systems?
Which files do I need to import into the new Linux SeaMonkey browser? :-k
Thanks


Install VirtualBox:
https://www.virtualbox.org/
... and create VM with some Linux distro, e.g. Linux Mint Cinnamon:
https://linuxmint.com/

Test it, including SeaMonkey:
https://www.seamonkey-project.org/doc/profiles
... and then decide.

Buzzrr

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Post Posted December 18th, 2019, 5:52 pm

TPR75 wrote:
Install VirtualBox:
https://www.virtualbox.org/
... and create VM with some Linux distro, e.g. Linux Mint Cinnamon:
https://linuxmint.com/

Test it, including SeaMonkey:
https://www.seamonkey-project.org/doc/profiles
... and then decide.


Thanks, I only need it to get online so that goes for using Thunderbird as well.

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Post Posted December 19th, 2019, 8:03 am

Buzzrr wrote:.... I need to keep all of my important browser information intact. How do I go about migrating from different operating systems?
Which files do I need to import into the new Linux SeaMonkey browser? :-k

:-k MozillaZine Knowledge base is your friend:

How to Ask Questions The Smart Way - How to Report Bugs Effectively ;)
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:52.0) Gecko/20190804 SeaMonkey/2.49.5
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:60.0) Gecko/20200218 SeaMonkey/2.53.2

Buzzrr

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Post Posted December 21st, 2019, 2:24 am

Thank you for your assistance ElTxolo! =D>
This is a daunting experience for me. 8-[

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Post Posted December 21st, 2019, 6:41 am

You can do what I did and switch to 8.1. With Open Shell Menu previously classic shell it is a good alternative to 7:

https://github.com/Open-Shell/Open-Shell-Menu

Hardware support is the biggest problem right now so you need to choose wisely if you buy new but when it is up is working great. You can set up dual booting linux and move over piecemeal. I f you copy your profile date over some paths might need to be adjusted. Usually shows when you download something and the save dialog is not shown.

FRG

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Post Posted December 21st, 2019, 7:45 am

Buzzrr wrote:Thank you for your assistance ElTxolo! =D>

    You're welcome !! Image
How to Ask Questions The Smart Way - How to Report Bugs Effectively ;)
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:52.0) Gecko/20190804 SeaMonkey/2.49.5
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:60.0) Gecko/20200218 SeaMonkey/2.53.2

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