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Adventures In Computing: From OpenSuse To Ubuntu

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New releases of Linux distributions tend to occur more rapidly than new releases of Windows or Mac OS X. New Linux distro releases have the latest versions of the Linux kernel, as well as the most up-to-date versions of useful open-source software programs. In other words, cool stuff.

Nevertheless, upgrading is always fraught with a little danger. My main development computer here at EP Studios, SuperSluggo, was laboring a bit under the burden of a version of OpenSuse that was a little out of date: version 11.2 as opposed to the latest version 11.4. I was starting to get an annoying message whenever I started VirtualBox. Some new version was available, but not for OpenSuse 11.2. I would need 11.3 or 11.4 to upgrade. Well, I could live with the old version, but, looking at the OpenSuse documentation, it appeared it was possible to perform a “distribution update” over the Internet, with minimal risk.

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