[SATLUG] Switching distros - what settings/files to back up

Don Wright satlug at wricomp.org
Wed Oct 2 22:29:19 CDT 2013

Mark Spieth wrote:
>Debian unlike Ubuntu contains only free non proprietary software. Some
>drivers may not be opensource and therefore not part of the Debian repo. 

Except Debian also has the contrib and non-free archives, which include
packages with less-than-free licenses. A number of drivers that are part
of the mainstream kernel elsewhere have been removed from Debian for
various reasons. These often appear in the non-free driver assortment -
and there are docs and alternatives when you need these to install on
your hardware. Seek and ye shall find.  --Don

Be well - or at least have interesting symptoms!

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