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My recent migrations to newer versions of Centos and Fedora got me thinking. What is your approach to upgrading your distro?
Some people like to be bleeding edge and install the latest version of their distro the moment comes out. Others will milk the release they are on until they absolutely have to upgrade as a requirement for something. And then there are people who run rolling releases.
Where on that spectrum would you say you sit?
I can't help myself. Whether it's my distro or LibreOffice, I updated each time there's an incremental or full update. Fortunately with Mint you can now in place upgrade.
UpDates as they occur as these tend to be fixes and improvements; UpGrades after stable and initial fixes.
I tend to perform my patch updates pretty regularly, but major version updates I always find a way of putting off until the last possible minute. I know I'll end up losing at least a few things during the transition no matter how much up front work I do lol.
That's definitely a sensible approach. That's how I handle my work boxes. My home machines I manage to drag out way too long.
That's probably wise. :-D
Windows 7 and Explorer 11 seem to do just fine for me. One computer that is relegated to emergency only use is a Windows 10 setup that I thoroughly despise.
I still use Windows 7 at work, and I haven't had many problems with it. I still consider it the best of the Microsoft releases, though I've warmed up to 10 as of late. I just don't use it that much right now.
I try to update Linux Mint almost on a daily basis. I also update Windows 7 but only with urgent updates, not the optional ones.