Upgrading From Beta to Official Release
I can't wait for Jaunty to be released, I really want to try out 64 bit Ubuntu (I'm using 8.10 32-bit now) and ext4 file system.
First off: if I download the current build of 9.04, will I have to reinstall the official version when it is released? Or is it as simple as keeping my system up to date by using the update manager?
Second: should I just be patient and wait for the official release? I.E. are Ubuntu betas pretty solid during the month of the release?
I've never tried Ubuntu betas, so if it's a solid beta that I can update after the official release, I might just try it now. I'm being cautious because that would mean formatting my 32bit Ubuntu install, which is running fine.
Edit: I should mention additional repositories. Is it safe to install repositories like Medibuntu, WINE, OpenOffice, etc.?
Desktop: AMD Phenom II X3 720 (3.2GHz), GSkill 4GB DDR2 1066 RAM, Sapphire Radeon HD 5870, OCZ Vertex 2 SSD (60GB), 750GB + 640GB WD Caviar Black; Windows 7 Pro / Ubuntu 9.04