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    Best to upgrade to 14.04 from? 12.04 or 13.10?

    I have to build a new PC this week for some relatives. I'm die-hard pushing family to Ubuntu... Irrelevant.

    Anyway, I tried to put this off until April and was unsuccessful. Therefore, would it be best to preload it with 12.04 or 13.10?

    At least back in the day, it was always said to upgrade consecutively. I'm not sure if that changed nowadays. It might not even matter?

    Advice much appreciated.

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    Re: Best to upgrade to 14.04 from? 12.04 or 13.10?

    derekcentrico; Hi !

    The upgrade path in this instance is to the same end;
    13.10 will version upgrade to 14.04
    12.04 LTS will also directly upgrade to version 14.04 // LTS to LTS version.

    You might be better to install 13.10, it has enhancements not available in 12.04, and as well, in my opinion, 13.10 is considerably faster than 12.04. I think the transition from 13.10 to 14.04 will be smoother than that from 12.04 .

    you ask and this
    is what I think
    THE current(cy) in Documentation:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PopularPages

    Happy ubutu'n !

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    Re: Best to upgrade to 14.04 from? 12.04 or 13.10?

    12.04 is supported for 5 years; 13.10 for 9 months.

    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Releases

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    Re: Best to upgrade to 14.04 from? 12.04 or 13.10?

    Thanks for the input. I guess 13.10 is winning. Any other thoughts out there?

    @ibjsb4 - I'm not worried about the release support timeline. My only concern is the best chance of no problems upgrading from whatever release I install this week to 14.04 in April.

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    Re: Best to upgrade to 14.04 from? 12.04 or 13.10?

    14.04 is supported until April 2019 if that helps.
    "There is no failure, just ways that don't work" And when this is realized, people are much happier in life because if they stop trying, they fail as to give up. If people take this approach in life, they will never ever fail"

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    Re: Best to upgrade to 14.04 from? 12.04 or 13.10?

    Quote Originally Posted by sports fan Matt View Post
    14.04 is supported until April 2019 if that helps.
    Right. 14.04 is the end result in April. However, I am trying to determine WHICH current release to install now that way there is less of a chance of things screwing up when the user upgrades to 14.04 in April.

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    Re: Best to upgrade to 14.04 from? 12.04 or 13.10?

    13.10. If everything was perfect it wouldn't really matter but being that it is a new machine you want the latest hardware support available.

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    Re: Best to upgrade to 14.04 from? 12.04 or 13.10?

    I second 13.10. I personally only install LTS.
    "There is no failure, just ways that don't work" And when this is realized, people are much happier in life because if they stop trying, they fail as to give up. If people take this approach in life, they will never ever fail"

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    Re: Best to upgrade to 14.04 from? 12.04 or 13.10?

    I third it
    13.10 and you should be able to smoothly upgrade to 14.04 in April...

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    Re: Best to upgrade to 14.04 from? 12.04 or 13.10?

    I just did an update from 13.10 to 14.04 alpha...it was the smoothest experience I have ever had in doing an update. I usually do a fresh install as the update experience with Ubuntu until now has not been very satisfactory. With that said, after the experience of the current update, I would recommend the 13.10 install and then updating to 14.04 final in April.

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