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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 the mess."

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