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Linux / OSS Readers' Choice Awards 2008 Announced

Thousands of readers have voted and results are out now. Here are the tools you and me use every day in work and play. It is a good list and as expected FireFox is the best browser, Ubuntu Linux is the best distro and Thunderbird is the best mail client :)

See all the results online at Linux journals website.

Mozilla Thunderbird version 1.5 stores all your settings, emails and other stuff in ~/ .mozilla-thunderbird/ directory.

Mozilla thunderbird version 2.0 stores all settings in ~/.thunderbird/ directory. So when you download and upgrade your version you will get a blank and new mail client.

To get back your mail and other settings all you have to do is copy everything from ~/ .mozilla-thunderbird/ to ~/.thunderbird/ directory.

#1: Shutdown thunderbird

#2: Open a shell prompt / X terminal and enter:
$ cd .thunderbird
$ cp -avr ~/.mozilla-thunderbird/* .

#3 Start thunderbird and it will import everything including mails and other settings :)

#4 Don’t forget to update your extensions for a new version ;)

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