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Windows XP SP3 vs. Ubuntu upgrade to 8.04

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So a few friends of mine have all suffered from the Windows XP SP3 update plague that has rendered some machine in need of a complete re-install and some machines just acting as if they have been infected by some form of PC-west-nile. So instead of making fun of them for once again getting pimp-slapped by Microsoft, I thought I would try to suffer their same pain by updating my primary machine (currently running Ubuntu 7.10) to Hardy Herron 8.04.

I have done plenty of googling to see what kinds of issues that I would come across (since this is a major update) and really didn’t find much that would scare me from making the jump. And even if I did suffer some pain I knew I had a back up of my machine via a LiveCD. So if all went kaput, I could just toss in the LiveCD and reinstall my working machine (don’t ya love Linux?).

So I followed these steps:

* ran sudo update-manager
* updated my machine to make sure I had all the latest 7.10 software
* clicked on the Upgrade button
* Go do something productive

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re: XP SP3

FYI - 18 workstations upgraded to XP SP3 - ZERO problems.

Upgrading ANY desktop distro from one version to the next (Fedora, Linux Mint, SUSE) - NEVER successfully happened - not once - always went completely FUBAR and required a completely fresh install of the new version.

Vista Too

+1.

People reported severe issues when it comes to XP-to-Vista automated downgrades (no, not a typo... downgrades)

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