Ubuntu – Should I upgrade to ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn?


Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn released yesterday. I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 since it released.
I want to know what are the new features in 14.10 . Is it really effective to upgrade to 14.10 or 14.04 is best because it is LTS ?

Through searches I came to know few features like :

1.Ubuntu 14.10 uses version 3.16 of the Linux kernel.

2.There are also new versions of LibreOffice, the GNOME components.

So what an average user will get by upgrading to 14.10.

Best Answer

Don't upgrade to 14.10 unless you are prepared to upgrade every six months. 14.10 and future releases until the next LTS only have security support for nine months. If you do not upgrade to each successive release on the 6-monthly schedule, you will end up without support.

Another good way of thinking about this is backwards. When was the last time you upgraded before 14.04? Was it more than six months ago? In that case, 14.10 is probably not for you.

I say this because I see questions from users on older interim releases that are no longer supported. Since they did not upgrade on the six-monthly cadence, with hindsight they would clearly have been better off sticking to an LTS release.

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