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    how to restore klik after reinstall of Linux

    I was returning to my Simply Mepis Linux box after my Mac Mini hard drive crashed without warning. I had tried Klik with Suse 10 before and was not able to get any of the applications I tried to work. This was a number of months ago - maybe 4. Now I tried Klik with Simply Mepis 3.4-3 final and was pleasantly surprised that all the applications that I needed minus the ones I got through Synaptic worked great. I got Adobe Reader, Inkscape-latest, Koffice 1.5 beta, Opera 8.5, and SeaMonkey installed and they work fine, although the Flash plugin which works in the Firefox that came with Simply Mepis doesn't work in the Opera or SeaMonkey Klik files, I am very impressed at how much this project has come along. Once KDE 4 and whatever version Gnome comes out with in their corresponding version and once Klik is not labelled as experimental, then I will put my mom on Linux. Right now she is on a Mac, but she doesn't want to spend money to keep the software up to date and she trusts my judgement. What is holding me back from switching entirely to Linux is waiting for the next version of Inkscape and Scribus and Xara LX 1.0.

    I have a question, though. I want to reinstall Simply Mepis when I sign up for the subscription at the beginning of next month and then install just from the CDs for extra applications plus the Klik packages that I have installed, because I don't want anything installed from Debian repositories on the web as I heard Debian has been unstable for a long time. The question is - how do I back up and then restore the CMG files. Do I put them in a tar.gz file and then burn them to CD-ROM and then just copy them back over and after I reinstall Simply Mepis and then reinstall klik? Would that work, or do I need to then reinstall from the web?

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    You can simply burn the cmg files to a CD/DVD (no tar necessary - they are already compressed). They run even from CD/DVD. And if you want to donate your dead Mac Mini to the klik team, we'd happily accept your donation

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    not the mini but cash is fine

    My hard drive failed but the rest is fine but its under warranty so the parts and labor are free. But I am donating money to open source projects. I could donate some money to Klik at the begginning of May if you provide a link. If you use Paypal please provide the option to just use a credit card as I have closed my PayPal account due to phishing attacks.

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    where are the prefs?

    Thanks for the help too.

    Where are the preferences kept? In the user home folder or the cmg file? It sounds like the preferences are kept in the user's home directory if you can run it off a CD-ROM.

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    Yes, the prefs are kept in the home directory (just like most apps do anyway, this is nothing special to klik).

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    Thanks

    Thanks, that sounds like a good idea. I got them all backed up now.

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