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    Can someone tell me something regarding system upgrade when new version is available? For instance, at the moment I'm running 12.2, and when 12.3 comes in 7 days, how can I upgrade it. Is it recommended to upgrade it right away?
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    Quote Originally Posted by thermooo View Post
    Can someone tell me something regarding system upgrade when new version is available? For instance, at the moment I'm running 12.2, and when 12.3 comes in 7 days, how can I upgrade it. Is it recommended to upgrade it right away?
    There' are several posts on how to upgrade, and I won't repeat that information here. I'll just say 3things:
    1. don't do anything without a good, current backup of your data
    2. "If it ain't broke don't fix it," at least not until the dust settles, usually about a month after the release date (minimum)
    3. don't do anything without a good, current backup of your data
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    Default Re: System Upgrade

    On 2013-03-05 19:16, thermooo wrote:
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    > Can someone tell me something regarding system upgrade when new version
    > is available? For instance, at the moment I'm running 12.2, and when
    > 12.3 comes in 7 days, how can I upgrade it. Is it recommended to upgrade
    > it right away?


    Online upgrade
    method

    Offline upgrade
    method


    Chapter 16. Upgrading the System and System Changes


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    Default Re: System Upgrade

    On Tue, 05 Mar 2013 18:16:01 +0000, thermooo wrote:

    > Can someone tell me something regarding system upgrade when new version
    > is available? For instance, at the moment I'm running 12.2, and when
    > 12.3 comes in 7 days, how can I upgrade it. Is it recommended to upgrade
    > it right away?


    I usually wait a little bit on my main systems, since I use them for work-
    related stuff.

    Really depends on your needs.

    Jim

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    Default Re: System Upgrade

    Quote Originally Posted by thermooo View Post
    Can someone tell me something regarding system upgrade when new version is available? For instance, at the moment I'm running 12.2, and when 12.3 comes in 7 days, how can I upgrade it. Is it recommended to upgrade it right away?
    I personaly are never triggered by a new version to upgrade. I mayy be triggered by a coming end-of-support of a version I use to upgrade.

    "Never touch a running system" is my way of life. But some people can not wait to go for the newest often only because they want to go for the newest.
    Henk van Velden

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    Quote Originally Posted by hcvv View Post
    "Never touch a running system" is my way of life. But some people can not wait to go for the newest often only because they want to go for the newest.
    Heh, truly. I spent the last few years mainly on Debian Stable. Though now I am running the RC of 12.3 on my main system. I think I miss the good ol' days where I always tested the latest beta releases. It was especially fun when KDE 4 came out and everything was new. It is a lot calmer nowadays.

    I would have to put in my agreement that you should only upgrade when you need to. At the very least when you are sure you are ready.

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