[ubuntu-za] Upgrade to new Ubuntu OS every 6 months?

Hannes Coetzee scorpking at scorpking.za.org
Tue Mar 2 19:01:41 GMT 2010

On 02/03/2010 19:33, Anton Binedell wrote:
> Hello,
> Thanks for the help with my last dilemma.Ubuntu is now running as my
> only OS. I however have an open question about how users upgrade on
> Ubuntu, do you upgrade every 6 months to a newer version of Ubuntu or do
> you stay with the OS until the end of the OS lifespan (18 months)? And
> what would be the best option: upgrade every 6 months; 12 months or 18
> months?
> Regards
> Anton
I always do a fresh install every six months. My /home partition is 
separate and I add any additional programs that I install to a 
install.sh file in my home directory. That way I can do a fresh install 
without formating /home and just run install.sh and almost everything is 
back to normal. I usually keep the custom .debs that I download under 
~/Download/ExtraDebs for programs like Vodafone and Adobe Reader. It 
makes life a little easier.

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