Windows 8 allows users to reinstall the operating system without removing documents, music, and pictures (basically, without removing the home folder); is there a similar function available in Ubuntu?
Windows defines their System Refresh option:
"If your PC isn't performing as well as it once did, and you don't know why, you can refresh your PC without deleting any of your personal files or changing your settings."
Don't care about losing settings. Do care about losing files. Is there a way I might be able to move files to a partition, or something workaround-ish like that?