View Poll Results: What Will You Do for 12.10?

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  • Clean install

    31 32.29%
  • Upgrade

    31 32.29%
  • Nothing/keep your current version.

    34 35.42%
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Thread: 12.10-What Will You Do?

  1. #1
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    12.10-What Will You Do?

    As you know, 12.10 is coming out soon.
    So, what will you do?
    Clean install, upgrade, or nothing?
    I'm thinking of a clean install-so many packages have been added over the course of using Ubuntu, I have a feeling at least 40 will be incompatible with 12.10 (judging by how frequently they are updated), and I want to start with a clean slate to avoid anything from screwing up. I also hate how many useless programs I have added and never removed because of the dependencies that are also removed. So, I am going with a clean install.
    What do you do?
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  2. #2
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    Re: 12.10-What Will You Do?

    Clean install is always the best option, cause you know nothing will be in conflict. I haven't decided if I want to upgrade yet, but if I do, clean install is my way.

  3. #3
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    Re: 12.10-What Will You Do?

    Quote Originally Posted by december0123 View Post
    Clean install is always the best option, cause you know nothing will be in conflict. I haven't decided if I want to upgrade yet, but if I do, clean install is my way.
    Not always true. As I have stated before, there have been three Ubuntu releases that would not install on my hardware from a clean install, but would upgrade in place without any issues at all. As a result, I don't even consider a clean install any more except on test boxes, unless there is a major change such as the switch from ext3 to ext4 filesystem.

  4. #4
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    Re: 12.10-What Will You Do?

    I'll be upgrading the laptop. The desktop 12.04 partition will be 13.04 in short order and the 12.10 will just get updated from wherever the last update was.

  5. #5
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    Re: 12.10-What Will You Do?

    I plan on staying with the LTS release because it runs well on my hardware and I like the 5 years of support. I do want to look at 12.10 to see the improvements to Unity first hand though. I always do a clean install with any release to save myself the trouble of having to fix things.

  6. #6
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    Re: 12.10-What Will You Do?

    I'm already on 12.10 beta but it's a bumpy road

  7. #7
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    Re: 12.10-What Will You Do?

    Well if its similar to 12.04,I'll install the newest version
    of Xubuntu

  8. #8
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    Re: 12.10-What Will You Do?

    I am not able to decide between doing a clean install or keeping LTS.

    The good thing about LTS is that its repositories will last for 5 years. Have to decide between upgrading every 6 months or keep LTS for a good amount of years.

    After years of many dist-upgrades. I have decided not to ever, ever, do a upgrade again. Clean installs are... well, much cleaner. And not a huge headache.
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    Re: 12.10-What Will You Do?

    Clean installations are my preference. Once bitten forever shy.
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  10. #10
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    Re: 12.10-What Will You Do?

    I'm thinking of a clean install on my primary laptop. Right now I'm running xfce but I'd like to give gnome shell or unity a shot with 12.10.

    Sticking with 12.04 + gnome shell on my htpc though.

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