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trixman
April 6th, 2013, 02:17 PM
is it worth to upgrade to the newer version of Ubuntu

i am happy with the LTS 12.04, but some people have posted that it is also neat to upgrade to the newer release OS

any thoughts on the newer version and what i can expect diffrerent from my current LTS

:popcorn:

ibjsb4
April 6th, 2013, 04:04 PM
5 years of support vs 9 months starting with 13o4.

trixman
April 6th, 2013, 07:34 PM
i get 5 years with 12.04
i thought it was 3 ?

ibjsb4
April 6th, 2013, 07:58 PM
Nope, 5

mrgs
April 6th, 2013, 08:34 PM
If you are thinking of switching you should consider 13.04 (say, in late May) rather than 12.10.

News in 13.04:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2077844

grahammechanical
April 6th, 2013, 09:43 PM
It all depends on whether you will use the new features that come with 13.04. Wait a few weeks, download the ISO image, burn it to DVD and try it out. There will be a new LTS release in 14.04. Since 12.04 we get 5 years support on the desktop (just like the server edition) instead of 3 years.

I always go for the newest Ubuntu but if you are happy with what you have and you can do what you want to do, then you do not have to upgrade just because a newer version of Ubuntu is released.

Regards.

trixman
April 9th, 2013, 02:20 AM
thanks for all the help.
i really like the idea of 5 years for the desktop.
for now i am enjoying the new 12.04.
at first it was alittle hard to get used with the task bar on the side. but i really like the look and feel.
:)