Edgy in the news

Chanchao custom at freenet.de
Mon Oct 30 06:56:54 GMT 2006

Scott wrote:

> Personally, I'm not one to upgrade an operating system.  It's not that
> difficult to do a fresh install.  In the long run it's always less of a
> hassle time-wise.
> Not to mention I've found it handy to have a CD/DVD handy down the road.
> I've followed this rule for years with both Linux and Windows.
> Everybody says "sure you can upgrade" but then you hear of all kinds of
> people having all kinds of problems later on.
> I just back up my personal/data files, do a fresh install and restore
> the files.

Yup.  And if you keep a script of the software you add (say, the lot of 
the RestrictedFormats page for starters, gtk-gnutella, xmms, gxine and 
so on) then you can just run it after installing the new version.

Also, with the installer CD you can check again that it runs properly on 
your hardware.

And then for servers of any kind: those should keep running Dapper for 
the next couple of years at least.


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