I think it's generally advisable to do a fresh install between LTS releases.  I've never tried the "keep files" option and wouldn't trust it either.  Be sure to backup your files.


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From: Platform Independent Linux List! [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Michael
Sent: Thursday, May 3, 2018 4:26 PM
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Subject: Re: Ubuntu 18.04 out

I understood the Ubuntu site as saying that the upgrade package would be released several months later. Should the current install package, using the option to keep files, upgrade from 16.04 to 18.04 without backing up and reloading my files?

Michael Jamieson

On 05/02/2018 12:46 AM, George T Diller wrote:
> Better than Linux-Mint ? Worth switching ?
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> --
> On 01/05/2018 10:06, Allen S. Rout wrote:
>> On 04/27/2018 08:32 AM, Steve Jensen wrote:
>>> Ubuntu 18.04 was released yesterday, I've been keeping my mirror 
>>> updated for a few weeks now so it should be ready to pull if you 
>>> want a local source.  Will update ISO images later today.
>> Workstation install was really smooth.  Display drivers addressed 
>> some farkage that had been obstructing my upgrade for _years_.
>> I went from 2012 to 2018 like nothing, baby.
>> - Allen S. Rout
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> George T Diller