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

Vijay Makanjee vijay at ergo.co.za
Wed Mar 3 10:05:23 GMT 2010

> On Tue, Mar 2, 2010 at 7:33 PM, Anton Binedell <abinedell at vodamail.co.za
> <mailto:abinedell at vodamail.co.za>> 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 have done both. A full install as a new version comes in as well as
doing the distro upgrade via package manager. they both have their pros
and cons.

but I have usually upgraded as soon a new version is released. (However,
my server - is still running 9.04 as I have not had the
chance/time/inclination to upgrade).

The pain in Ubuntu is that unless one d/loads the alternate CD, it is
complicated to do an upgrade from the desktop/live CD.

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