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September 3rd, 2010, 02:15 AM
I have been using UBUNTU 8.04 with my Dell Mini Inspiron. How can I upgrade it ? If I upgrade is there problem after upgrade ?

September 3rd, 2010, 09:06 AM
You can upgrade an LTS release to another LTS release:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UpgradeNotes#From%209.10%20or%208.04%20LTS%20to%20 10.04%20LTS

However, many people recommend a clean install.

Make sure to backup important data before choosing either option.

In my opinion, try 10.04 as a LiveCD first to make sure it is compatible with your hardware.

September 3rd, 2010, 01:00 PM
how to make back copy for evolution mail and other files if I decide to use new version ?

September 3rd, 2010, 01:09 PM
There are various options and it depends on what you want to backup and where to.

Here are some links with more information:

September 3rd, 2010, 01:15 PM
However, many people recommend a clean install.

+1 for clean install.

To the OP: Backing up evolution emails is discussed in this (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=485451) thread in case you decide not to backup whole of your /home directory.

Frogs Hair
September 3rd, 2010, 02:57 PM
Purge any ppa's prior to upgrade.