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Is It Worth Upgrading to Edgy Eft?

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A question I've been asked a couple of times - whether it's actually worth upgrading from Dapper (LTS) to Edgy Eft which is out very shortly (or already depending on when this is published). While it's always up to the individual whether they upgrade or not (and this is a special case as the user would be upgrading from an LTS release), there are some good reasons for doing so:

New themes
A tenuous start, but a good one all the same. The login screen has been updated for the first time since Ubuntu 4.10, as well as wallpapers, splash screens etcs. A sexy start for EE.

Rounded Window Borders
Yes, the borders are rounded! The O/S is starting to look increasingly polished and attractive for first time users (as well as easing the eyes of the experienced ones). Rounded corners are good.

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