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One of the things about the GNU/Linux system that I wouldn’t want to miss anymore is the general flexibility: I had to send my main machine, a ThinkPad, for warranty repair (again...). But I wanted to continue to use my programs with all my settings and all my data. So I took my old desktop machine, upgraded the Debian to unstable (which is what my laptop was running), using
dpkg --get-selections and
dpkg --set-selections I made sure that it had all programs installed that were on my laptop and then I mounted the laptop’s harddrive, which I put in a USB case, on
/home. Et voilá, I can continue to work just as before. I wonder if this would have been as easy with, say, Microsoft Windows.