Hi! Just looking for some suggestions from some more advanced Linux users on switching OSs.
Currently I have Ubuntu 12.04 with KDE desktop environment. A great set up I might say. however I am running into a few issues and I am ready to get a fresh start. I was thinking of switching to 12.10.
The reason I want to switch is lately my OS has been buggin out a bit. broken file extentions and poor disk usage statistics. one day I have 60G of hard drive free, the next: 16, 11, 4, then the system is full and freaks out. I don't download files or music. I haven't even generated a new office doc in the last few days. Its time for a new start. I have a bunch of junk: Elightenment 17 desktops and other experiments. I don't care to fix any of it, I just want it cleaned out.
to speed up the process: I really want to save any .deb files for virtual box, team viewer, Kompozer, skype, wine, netflix, pdf editor, ect. It's not that I am too lazy to install them, its that I hate wasting resources downloading them (wasting my own and the developer's bandwith).
where are the installation files located or is there a program that backs them up? I don't anticipate shifting to Suse or anything that would have different files types. I plan to stick with Debian. How ideal is it to add the install files to a distro and install them all at once (Ubuntu images are rather small, so can I bulk them up with programs?)
I have switched phones several times this year, each time being easier and easier with my gooogle account. I figured there must be something to simplify this.
Thanks all for looking and I anticipate seeing creative feedback!