I have a Dell laptop that is a few years old and i bought second hand. It was meant as a secondary computer but i am using it more and more these days and it's become my main workstation.
Currently it's running Ubuntu Mate but it's running into some issues lately with unexplained errors popping up etc.
I was thinking of just reinstalling Mate but came across Elementary.
Currently I have a 500GB SSD that is divided into partitions. The / and /home partitions are seperated.
If i install Elementary on the / partition without touching the /home will Elementary just continue where i left off with Ubuntu Mate? Or are these so fundamentally different that it's better to start over completely?
I am mainly worried about some Firefox bookmarks/saved login information and SSH keys for several machines that i want to keep. Is there other things i need to add to this checklist before considering a migration?