The desktop wars
wayward4now at gmail.com
Sun Jun 25 14:25:48 UTC 2006
On Fri, 2006-06-23 at 13:57 -0400, Joe Klemmer wrote:
> Peter Gordon wrote:
> > Good. The apps are cross-platform and interact well with other apps
> > and file formats. Now how does Granny User transfer her settings from
> > Windows Firefox/Thunderbird/OO.org/etc. to Linux?
> It would depend on who's Granny.
> > Currently no easy way exists to do this (of which I am aware).
There is an extension for firefox that does something similar, I forgot
the name. It saves all of your bookmarks and it wouldn't take much, for
someone who advanced past line numbers (unlike me), to include other
settings. The only problem is the delay in cranking up firefox due to
the initial syncing of the file to the email server each time, where the
backup file is stored. Plus, all of your settings are someplace maybe
not so secure?
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