Dist upgrade or clean install - What do you prefer?
May 09, 2010, 20:03 (6 Talkback[s])
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"Most of you might have already installed the brand new
Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx. I did too. But here is something I would
really like to know from you guys. I tried upgrading the whole
distro 2 times before and failed miserably. It took a heck lot of
time and post installation issues were simply overwhelming.
"So here's my take.
* Clean installation is a much better way than the dist-upgrade
option in its current form.
* In reality clean installation takes even less time since you
have already downloaded the ISO.
* If you are a guy who likes experimenting with new stuff all
day, you are definitely going to end up with a whole lot of
unnecessary apps and libraries. Clean installation can help you
start all over again without all the fluff. You will be amazed by
the sheer amount of "new" space you were able to liberate out of