[In the news] Good times with Fedora Linux upgrades

Rahul Sundaram metherid at gmail.com
Tue May 31 03:45:32 UTC 2011



"I've found that upgrading from version to version of Fedora is quite
easy in fact. And one bonus is that all of the software on the system is
automatically upgraded to the latest version which includes the latest
bugfixes, etc. Sure, running software updates on the existing
distribution running on the system will work, too, but updates are no
longer released for a particular version of Fedora about 13 months after
it is initially released. While this sounds bad, it really isn't. The
upgrade process for Fedora is as simple as inserting the CD (or flash
drive), selecting "upgrade" at the main menu, and following a few simple
steps. What you end up with is a system that is totally up to date and
refreshed with all of the latest RPM packages, while all data is
completely retained.  What is more of a pleasant surprise with Fedora
upgrades is that all files and settings are completely retained for most
if not ALL software on the system because Linux stores everything in the
user's profile folder."


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