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Tool to Migrate from Windows to Ubuntu Linux March 28, 2006

Posted by Carthik in news, ubuntu.
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The Versora Progression Desktop is a tool to help users migrate settings and files from Windows to Linux. Versora now supports Ubuntu.

Our favourite Mark seems quite happy with it:

“Progression Desktop provides a valuable solution to those seeking to migrate their data and settings off their Window desktops over to Ubuntu,” said Ubuntu Founder Mark Shuttlesworth (sic). “It basically allows users to take their personality profile and data with them automatically and saves a lot of time when compared to a manual migration.”

You need a license of Versora for each desktop you migrate. A license costs $29.00. So the question is, would you pay $29.00 for “somebody” to migrate your settings and files from Windows to Ubuntu? If you would, then maybe you should try Versora.

I wonder how the thing works. Would like to try it, but can’t spare $29 for the purpose of experimentation.

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1. towsonu2003 - March 28, 2006

I wish they had a ‘trial’ version… Can’t we (read: someone) come up with a GPL kinda product for this?

2. Chris - March 29, 2006

IMO, for “regular users” to make the jump to linux, there’s going to have to be some serious development done on (free) tools like this. Users can already take their favorite apps with them (Firefox, Thunderbird, Gaim, etc). Setting up schemes that allow linux programs to migrate and share this data is still a big hassle for someone without solid computer knowledge, though.

3. poningru - March 29, 2006

http://openmoveover.sourceforge.net/
thats the one ubuntu devs have been looking into to mature since down under.
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuDownUnder/BOFs/MigratingToUbuntu

4. volldamm.net » Migrant de Windows a Ubuntu - March 29, 2006

[...] Al bloc d’Ubuntu es fan ressó de que l’aplicatiu Versora Progression Desktop a partir d’ara estarà suportat per a Ubuntu. [...]

5. jgb - March 29, 2006

You misspelled Shuttleworth.

6. ubuntonista - March 29, 2006

jgb, I was quoting from the article. I added a (sic) to the quote to clarify that it wasn’t a mistake on my part :)

Thanks!

7. Mag - March 30, 2006

“…IMO, for “regular users? to make the jump to linux, there’s going to have to be some serious development done on (free) tools like this. …”

imo too

8. Meredith - March 30, 2006

Nah, I don’t think I would pay $29 for that. I have to keep my Windows partition for a few reasons anyway, so I’m quite happy with just kludging my way through.

9. justinb - April 2, 2006

Thats really great. About this time last year, i wrote a paper entitled “Migrating from Windows to Linux – Loosing your spyware problems for good” so your post really made me remember. The article discussed how you would go about migrating and demonstrated how its done, but with this new app Versora…all that is totally automated. Sounds like a really awsome app.

10. Jeff - April 4, 2006

I’m anxiously awaiting for my copy of Ubuntu. I will not dual boot, and frankly I don’t have enough settings I’d need to transfer them.

11. theorymaster - April 5, 2006

I’ll surely try this one. Thanks for the info

12. zvacet - April 5, 2006

I can not save my network settings.Every time when I restart computer Ihave to set network again and again.Same thing whit Firefox and Galternatives.Help me.

13. Russell - April 11, 2006

tried in install ubuntu on new machine and it keeps booting from hdd and wont allow us to boot from cd to format – password errors is reason want to reformat – does anyone have any suggestions?

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15. porno sikiş - September 27, 2010

You misspelled Shuttleworth.

16. sex sikiş - September 28, 2010

Nah, I don’t think I would pay $29 for that. I have to keep my Windows partition for a few reasons anyway, so I’m quite happy with just kludging my way through.


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