Re: Why Upgrade from 12.10 LTS?
Advantages to staying with 12.04 LTS (supported until 2017) is that you don't have to upgrade until 2017 or at least until 2014 when the next LTS will be released.
Originally Posted by rojik
I, personally, never upgrade from an existing Ubuntu to a New Version, instead I download the New version, burn it to a disk, and do a Fresh Install. Also I have two 20GB "/" partitions dedicated to Ubuntu. On one I have a LTS (12.04) and it stays there until next LTS release. On another partition I have the Latest Ubuntu version.
It is possible to upgrade and 'restore' your configs and customizations, if you learn how to BACK UP necessary files and restore them after upgrade. Read Here to know what to back up.
"Evolution is Nature's way of issuing upgrades."