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Regarding email import into Thunderbird, what I normally do in this case is install Outlook 2000 on a windows box and import the Outlook Express data into that - trying to import directly from OE to TB can get horribly messy. Then install Thunderbird on said windows box and get it to import contacts and email from Outlook 2000. Then you grab the data files, put them on your lappie and point the TB install on your lappie to the location of your data files.--Milan 16:35, 16 July 2007 (NZST)

What a shitter of a process :-( do you have Outlook installed on any of your windows systems? --Nad 17:36, 16 July 2007 (NZST)
Yeah, if you give me your OE data I can "Thunderbird it" for you. Just send a CD or DVD to me at PO Box 674, Oneroa, Waiheke--Milan 18:52, 16 July 2007 (NZST)

That Ubuntu 8 update was quick, it must have only been released a few hours ago! I'd say the new Ubuntu is worth an OD news item :-)--Milan 19:52, 24 April 2008 (NZST)

Actually it's still not officially released, after my new drive arrived I got too impatient and installed the 8.04 release candidate instead! it doesn't matter it'll update itself with what ever changes are made between now and the official release. I'm finding it to be much more snappy even with the fancy effects it adds (its got mac-like window animations and drop shadows). I've got everything installed again with no trouble migrating any data like emails etc. --Nad 21:22, 24 April 2008 (NZST)

Skype 64bit

sudo apt-get install ia32-libs lib32asound2
wget -O skype-install.deb http://www.skype.com/go/getskype-linux-ubuntu
sudo dpkg -i --force-all skype-install.deb

Upgrade bug

E: /var/cache/apt/archives/mysql-server-5.0_5.0.51a-3ubuntu5.4_amd64.deb: subprocess new pre-removal script returned error exit status 1

looks like this is because the installation script could not shut down mysql

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