Monday, October 13, 2014

Upgrading from Ubuntu 14.04 to 14.10 pre-release

What in tar-nation am I doing? Well, it seems I'm 'updating' my perfectly working Ubuntu 14.04 system to the pre-release Ubuntu 14.10 version. I know its official release is only about two weeks away (Oct. 23 2014), but I want it now. NOW I SAY! I am really hoping for a clean upgrade, one that won't kill my software environment.

You can also break your Ubuntu 14.04 system by typing in

sudo update-manager -d

Into a terminal and pressing enter. I'll let ya'll know how it went after this reboot...

Strangely, It's all functional. Everything that was working is still working, including my nVidia video drivers and Unity desktop. From first glance there isn't much difference visually between 14.04 and 14.10. I guess the piece of mind from knowing I am running the latest and greatest will have to do.