Clement Lefebvre and the Linux Mint Development Team promised to come up with an in-place upgrade solution for those who are currently running Linux Mint 17.3 “Rosa.” Well, it is here and it does seem to work quite well. In this article and video, we’ll talk a bit about the pros and cons of in-place upgrades. You’ll also get to see the upgrade in action from beginning to end.
SHOULD YOU UPGRADE?
Let me say this right up front: If you’re happy with Linux Mint 17.3 and everything is working for you, then I strongly recommend that you stay with it for the foreseeable future. 17.3 will be fully supported until 2019 and it has proven to be a reliable and versatile operating system. So, why would one want to go to Linux Mint 18 “Sarah?” Just as Clem pointed out in his Linux Mint Blog post, you may need some of the new features in 18 or it may fix a nagging bug that has been bothering you for a while. Upgrading just to upgrade doesn’t make much sense from a purely functional point of view but there are those who won’t be able to resist the temptation. (Read the rest)