Re: Question about upgrading Ubuntu.
I had a nice, descriptive reply written out for you... and then my computer crashed (hardware problem - the data cable to the hard disk failed) so I lost it all.
Originally Posted by mjalberts13
In a nutshell, you shouldn't bother going to 12.10 or 13.04 because they will only be supported for five months or less. 13.10 will be supported for the next eight months, so if you are upgrading, this is what you should upgrade to.
13.10 has newer drivers, so it might have the correct wireless driver already loaded. If it doesn't, though, you will need to reload your wireless driver. You do for any kernel update.
The best way of getting to 13.10 is to download the DVD image, burn it and boot from it, and install 13.10 to the same partitions that you currently use. As long as you don't tick the "Format" box, your files will be preserved. EVEN if your /home is on the same partition as /, your personal files and settings on /home will be preserved.
I try to treat the cause, not the symptom. I avoid the terminal in instructions, unless it's easier or necessary. My instructions will work within the Ubuntu system, instead of breaking or subverting it. Those are the three guarantees to the helpee.