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    I'm going to switch my main PC over from MDK 9.1 to Debian 9.1 one day next week, and need to know if I should expect any probs from files in my $HOME directory. I am going to format the other partitions, but have a few text and HTML's in $HOME that I would like to keep

    Haven't done alot of resaerh into Debian yet, other than it is better than MDK for a more experienced users. Will I be able to use my RPM's? Anything else of major importance to be on the lookout for? (The drivers for my video card are in RPM format, as well as a couple of games)

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    you'll have to install the package alien to be able to use RPMs.. alien lets debian use other package formats.. not sure if it enables the other formats with apt, though..
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    Sorry, guy, Debian noobie.

    Apt?

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    apt is the package manager for debian, it can be compared to portage for gentoo except that everything comes in binary form instead of source forum. i calculates all dependences and then downloads everything you need and installs it jst by typing apt-get <filename> i believe. there mite be an option you have to type but not sure as i dont use debian. hope this helps
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