Will syncing with iTunes delete all my stuff?

My computer crashed the other day. The HDD was destroyed and I had no choice but to buy a new one and install iTunes again. I still got my 2g Ipod Touch filled with valuable family photos, music and, of course, apps.
Nedless to say these are things i would prefer not to loose.
Now here is my question. Can I sync my Ipod Touch with my iTunes on my new computer? *Will I risk having all my data and apps deleted?* And if so is there any way I can transfer my apps to iTunes.
I would very much want to upgrade to iOS 4.1 so I will have to sync my iPod to iTunes sooner or later.
*Help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!*

iTunes can only be synced with one computer. If you sync your iPod with a different computer it will erase all items on your iPod. You will find some suggestions in a post by Zevoneer on how to transfer from iPod to computer here:
http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=10570955#10570955

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