Costco Wholesale Market Oct 22, 2013 @ 4:48pm
Should I upgrade to Ubuntu 13.10
Saw a notification today that it is officially out is there anything worth upgrading for and does the upgrade break anything game wise ?
Last edited by Costco Wholesale Market; Oct 22, 2013 @ 4:48pm
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Kolito Oct 22, 2013 @ 5:06pm 
It's almost the same, just better unity performance
Moppy Oct 22, 2013 @ 5:36pm 
I have not had any issues and it looks prettier.
DerRidda Oct 22, 2013 @ 5:45pm 
It's really a "nothing fancy" release but that's ok. It's worth it alone for having newer software in the repos.
SoulEater_yilmaz_durmaz Oct 22, 2013 @ 5:57pm 
do you ever heard something like "release early release new" :)
that is ubuntu, each new version does not include stable programs but rather new and mostly stable programs.
everything can be blasted in anytime, that is why new versions are supported for only a year.

my advice is if you are using linux you should be familiar reinstalling your system once in two months :)

for new version of ubuntu (by the way i use mint because i dont like unity interface and then cooled off of ubuntu), install it, try it, be the first victim for crashes and then either write it in forums on how to fix or reinstall your system. it is that easy :)

linux is for freedom, not for laziness :P
Rain Ninja Oct 22, 2013 @ 6:21pm 
Well it has better Unity performance, which is nice
aFoxNamedMorris Oct 22, 2013 @ 9:50pm 
13.10 has better all around support for Intel graphics, at least on my Ivybridge Mobile gfx.
Fibbles Oct 22, 2013 @ 10:00pm 
The 3.11 kernel is slightly faster than the 3.8 kernel it replaced. Upgrading to Ubuntu 13.10 isn't going to give you masses of new things but there are also no major reasons to not upgrade either.

It's up to you really. Do you have an hour to spare?
Last edited by Fibbles; Oct 22, 2013 @ 10:12pm
Junior s2 Camila Oct 22, 2013 @ 10:06pm 
Originally posted by yilmaz_durmaz:
my advice is if you are using linux you should be familiar reinstalling your system once in two months :)

That depends on the distro.

Debian/Ubuntu/Mint/openSUSE etc, are not rolling release. They freeze their repos in a state that they call "stabe" (which sometimes aren't, even though the software is more tested). Then, after a few months/years, you upgrade to the next version of the OS.

Originally posted by yilmaz_durmaz:
for new version of ubuntu (by the way i use mint because i dont like unity interface and then cooled off of ubuntu), install it, try it, be the first victim for crashes and then either write it in forums on how to fix or reinstall your system. it is that easy :)
The Debian family usually tends to break when new things come, but I don't think people should be afraid of it, it's not like it's impossible to create a separate partition to store data.
rudeboyskunk Oct 23, 2013 @ 3:13am 
Originally posted by Arch Linux - Junior s2 Camila:
Originally posted by yilmaz_durmaz:
my advice is if you are using linux you should be familiar reinstalling your system once in two months :)

That depends on the distro.

Debian/Ubuntu/Mint/openSUSE etc, are not rolling release. They freeze their repos in a state that they call "stabe" (which sometimes aren't, even though the software is more tested). Then, after a few months/years, you upgrade to the next version of the OS.

I think he meant you should be familiar with reinstalling because it's inevitable that something will break in Linux. Seems like he was just being facetious.
Junior s2 Camila Oct 23, 2013 @ 3:24am 
Yes, a user should never consider a Linux install his/her last one.
Zyro Oct 23, 2013 @ 3:24am 
Originally posted by yilmaz_durmaz:
my advice is if you are using linux you should be familiar reinstalling your system once in two months :)

Then you're doing something wrong.
I didn't reinstall my Debian for over 10 years.

Or... you're just trolling.
Last edited by Zyro; Oct 23, 2013 @ 3:24am
Junior s2 Camila Oct 23, 2013 @ 3:27am 
Zyro, I can't believe that =P
Zyro Oct 23, 2013 @ 3:49am 
Originally posted by Arch Linux - Junior s2 Camila:
Zyro, I can't believe that =P

Do believe it. I don't know how long it was exactly, but I'm using Debian since '98, had to reinstall it often in the beginning, and afterwards did not reinstall it for many years. Why should I?
Junior s2 Camila Oct 23, 2013 @ 3:52am 
I didn't use Debian for longer than a single year, but it's not new that systems tend to, you know, break, even when you're doing everything fine.
Unless we're talking about the Stable branch, then I totally believe. That thing is solid like Diamond.
Zyro Oct 23, 2013 @ 4:05am 
Originally posted by Arch Linux - Junior s2 Camila:
I didn't use Debian for longer than a single year, but it's not new that systems tend to, you know, break, even when you're doing everything fine.
Unless we're talking about the Stable branch, then I totally believe. That thing is solid like Diamond.

Of course, this changed over time, but most times, it was an testing/unstable mix.
Much testing, a few packages from unstable.
There are not many cases where you cannot repair your Linux system if it's got a problem.
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