Brand new Linux user (4 weeks inexperience).
I have 9.10 Karmic on my machine.
I believe the next release is due out April 2010 (called 10.04???).
A few queries/concerns a more experienced user may be able to clear up for me:-
What's the process for upgrading? Do I need to do a clean install or is it all through the update manager? I'm not interetsed in dual-booting or any fandango stuff like that - I just want to use it and 'play' at tweaking the edge bits.
Is it essential to upgrade? I mean, will the upgrade manager just grab the new release along with security updates and suchlike and 'just' install it?
Is it wise to upgrade (assuming I have a choice)? I remember from the bad old days with windows (2 months ago) doing OS upgrades and finding drivers missing, slow speeds, incompatible software, etc, etc. (I believe Vista was jointly-writeen by Satan) Do the users who 'just' want to use their computer delay upgrading for a few months (years?) until the bugs are reduced to a low level or is it better to dive straight in?
The nightmare scenario for me is to turn on the machine one morning in April and find nothing (I'd have stuck with Vista if that was OK).