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Whenever I did installed several versions of Ubuntu in order to test and choose, I would like to know how can I share the same /home Folder or the same /home/user Folder. All these installations have the same user name with the same password. Specially I would like to share the Firefox History & Bookmarks, also than the Download folder. Anywhere I run the Gnome classic desktop. All the installed distributions are in the same disk.

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You really don't want to do this. Newer versions of applications may make incompatible changes to the configuration, which the older versions can't handle. As a result, when you do run the newer versions of Ubuntu, you may then have issues running the older versions, due to such incompatible changes.

For Firefox history/bookmarks, you probably should use Firefox Sync perhaps; though I don't know that it supports syncing history. For the Downloads folder, you could have it be on external storage, and simply mount that partition/drive under all the versions of Ubuntu, or you could use Ubuntu One to sync the folder as well.

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