Hey Folks,

As you know the latest LTS Ubuntu distribution will soon be released, and it is likely I will upgrade from my current 12.10.

I wonder what is the most efficient way to so. I mean, I've got lots of installed apps, each configured to suit my needs and I've also tweaked Unity quite extensively. If there was a way to avoid doing it all over again, I'd really appreciate it!

Now, I regularly back up both my packages list and my configurations files (basically the whole /etc dir), but I am not sure how to use these once I'll install the new distribution.

Any tips as to efficient ways to manage the transition?