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Monday, April 16, 2007

Ubuntu 6.06 LTS to Ubuntu 6.10

Painless migration that is, except it took my old laptop nearly 10 hours to download more than 1200 files from the internet.

I have just upgraded my Dapper Drake to Edgy Eft, so my old Compaq Presario 700 laptop is now running on Ubuntu 6.10. The beauty of using Ubuntu is, you don't need to re-install everything to upgrade your operating system. How cool is that? Imagine you were using Windows ME and wanted to upgrade it to WindowsXP, what would you do? Move your data from your desktop, wipe everything in the hard disk off, install WindowsXP and then move your data back to your harddisk.

To upgrade from Ubuntu 6.06 LTS to Ubuntu 6.10, you just need to type this line in the terminal:

gksu "update-manager -c -d"

and then follow the instructions.

gksu to call up the root password window, -c to update at all and -d to ask the update manager to consider all pre-release version. For other details, refer to this website.

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