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Add migration assistant into the installation

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Description

Ubuntu has great migration assistant.

With it you can migrate your data and some configuration from other Linux distributions and from Windows.

Michael Larabel article

Ubuntu wiki

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It would be great, if openSUSE (Yast) has similar feature.

Discussion


icons/user_comment.png M. M. wrote: (8 years ago)

FYI: http://en.opensuse.org/Mango , it just needs to be added to the distro.

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icons/user_comment.png P. R. wrote: (8 years ago)

Migration Assistant in Ubuntu is only small hack that imports IE bookmarks into Firefox/Opera and can also deal with wallpapers.

Mango has cleaner design, which allows extension of it with new modules (meaning import/export support for new applications). But as seen on the mentioned wiki page, this support is still too low for integrating into Install Process.

Users desperately wanting this feature might try Mango from BuildService.

icons/user_comment.png T. J. wrote: (8 years ago)

Mango looks like the type of tool that would greatly aid in converting Windows users, and making openSUSE even more of a premiere distro. I wonder why Mango doesn't have more visibility.

icons/user_comment.png M. L. wrote: (8 years ago)

A usable and simple working migration assistant is key to convert more Windows user to Linux. I don't know which tool is the perfect fit but having one has imo high priority.

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