Upgrading Ubuntu

Well, the time has come again for me to run the “Distribution Upgrade” from the Update Manager window.  This usually means certain destruction.  I think I’ve only successfully upgraded an Ubuntu system once before.  Every other time I’ve done it, it has gone horribly wrong and left me with a broken and irreparable system.  Like I said before on the interwebs somewhere… “Every time I do an upgrade.  And every time it fails catastrophically and I do a fresh install”.

Excuse me, I’m going to go open the window.

That’s better.  It’s nice and sunny out today.  Dare I say even… hot?  Well, 27°.  I don’t like it too warm, so I consider anything above 25° to be “hot”

Now where was I.  Yes, the Distribution Upgrade!

I always approach these things with trepidation.  I always back up my shit too.  Like every computer expert says, “Backs up yo shiznit!”

And my parents don’t have much on this laptop.  Just links in Firefox and a few pictures of their cats.

But I’ve already completed the successful upgrade from Xubuntu 9.04 to Xubuntu 9.10.  Right now, it’s in the process of upgrading from that to 10.04.

And if this works without a hitch, as it has so far, I’ll try an upgrade on my laptop, which is an experimental setup for me to try new things on anyway.  I have LXDE running on Xubuntu on that thing.  And if that goes well, I’ll try upgrading my music PC, which has Ubuntu 9.04 on it.  I don’t like the way Gnome is set up under Ubuntu 10.04, and I don’t like the direction that Gnome 3 is headed, so I’ll see what I can do about THAT.

But I’ll cross that bridge when I get to it.  For the time being, I’m nothing short of amazed that an upgrade has gone like it should.  It’s as if it was meant to actually upgrade the system and not destroy it!  Amazing!!!