Weekend Project: Ensure a Hassle-Free Linux Upgrade

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Linux's long-term stability means that users can go for years simply upgrading packages without ever doing a re-install from scratch. Believe it or not, that is not always a good thing. It is the recommended practice for servers, naturally, but a peculiar side-effect is that when you do eventually re-install (a desktop or a server), you have ages of old tweaks and customizations built up, and reproducing them can be a confusing hassle. I recently undertook a from-scratch-reinstall, so some of the lessons I learned could be valuable when you tackle your next migration.

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