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your opinion sought. Ubuntu - should i upgrade

Discussion in 'Alternative Operating System Help' started by madguy000, Oct 2, 2008.

  1. madguy000

    madguy000 Techie7 New Member

    hi all

    i had recently downloaded ubuntu - heron LTS version. a new version, ibex is scheduled for release this october. should i upgrade or wait for the next LTS version?
  2. rokytnji

    rokytnji Dedicated Member

    Well, That depends on how tech savvy you are with Linux and how well you know how to run Ubuntu. Right now IBEX is in the developmental stages and are used by only users that are used to filing bug reports and dealing with unstable releases. In other words if you are tech savvy and have plenty of time to spare, yeah go for it.

    Heron is going to be supported for a long while yet and I am pretty sure 7.10 is still supported also.

    If you are curious, burn the live iso and give it a test drive first.
  3. TaZMAn

    TaZMAn Techie7 New Member

    It's a bit late for this reply but it may help future readers.
    Ubuntu has a feature built in that allows you to upgrade your version to the newest released version.
    When a new version of Ubuntu is released a notification is added to your update screen asking if you want to upgrade.
    It's not necessary to upgrade but at least you have the option.

    Upgrades can only be in 1 step increments. In other words you can update from Gutsy to Hardy then from Hardy to Ibex.
    But you cannot upgrade from Gutsy to Ibex.

    Hope this answers your question.

  4. wareup

    wareup Techie7 New Member

    so as ROK says its for evaluation only. I would suggest going to the stable version. Like in windows I usually wait for sometimes before adventuring to new releases.:boat:
  5. bkdc

    bkdc Techie7 New Member

    I always wait for the stable version to be released for any OS and/or application software.

    I got burnt once with a test version; if I download a test version of anything I restrict it to one of my test boxes & use it for playing & learning.