View Full Version : [all variants] Upgrading with recommended apps & settings?

October 8th, 2010, 07:04 AM
Hi all,

I was wondering: Is there a way to upgrade to a new Ubuntu version without completely reinstalling the system and to use the recommended apps and settings of the new version?

Reason I ask is that almost every time I upgraded to a new version by using the update-manager and than later installed that new Ubuntu version on another computer from scratch, I noticed that there are some differences. For example let's say the new version promoted a new UI design or some default apps have been replaced. These changes have not been applied to the upgraded version.

Many thanks!

October 10th, 2010, 01:03 PM
Since I'm in the middle of upgrading to 10.10 right now I would really like to know if that is possible. Anyone?

October 10th, 2010, 01:14 PM
Maybe it's silly what I say but just create a new user account after upgrade process and it will use all the defaults from new Ubuntu version.

Of course I understand you want use all those defaults on your existing account, and I can't help with that.