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From Karmic to Lucid: Distribution Update Screenshots

May 13, 2010, 12:33 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andrew Heil)

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"In line with its newbie-friendly tradition of providing a way to do everything via a graphical user interface, Ubuntu provides a way to do a distribution upgrade by clicking a button at the top of the Update Manager. Since version 10.04 was released on April 29, it was once again time to see how well the upgrade went. Here are screenshots of the entire process. (Click the images for larger versions.)

"Although most Debian gurus recommend doing a dist-upgrade of this magnitude (i.e. upgrading from one release to another) at the command line, without the X server running, that just wouldn't be...easy enough for Ubuntu. It's a risky process, even when done at the command line. Just one small error in an installation script can lead to things getting broken. I'm happy to say that I encountered no problems."

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