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Intrepid Ibex Problem

Currently running Ubuntu 8.04 hardy Heron, very happy with it, my problem is that Intrepid Ibex will be released soon and I don't know if I should upgrade because Hardy is LTS (Long Term Support what exactly does this mean?).

I'm not an experienced user, what do you guys think I should do?

Thanks.

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  • merryAnn Dec 18, 2008

    I want to start using Ubuntu I have been reading around, but I'm having trouble making up my mind which version I should install 8.04, which is LTSor the newest version 8.10 intrepid ibex.

    Can you please offer some of your experience?

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Read up on what you have and develop knowledge and capabilities that will inevitably serve even better when you (also inevitably, but not impulsively) upgrade.

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