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    got bored

    I got exceedingly bored today, so I decided to see how long it would take me to go from the earliest version of ubuntu to the current version. I managed to find 5.10 and got it up to 9.04. I have to say going from there to here took me 3:30 hours, however it runs much more smoothly than if I did a clean install of ubuntu 9.04 off the bat!

    Not sure many would go about it that way but hey, its nice and smooth for me!

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    I've just converted my main machine from XP to the latest ubuntu release.
    Only thing i have running under xp (virtual box) is lanview !!

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    That sounds horrific! *shudder* It'd be like updating from Windows 3 to Windows 7 with middle stages. Although, the legacy junk gets cleaned up on Ubuntu, unlike Windows with it's multitude of files that get left over each time.

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    ^nutter
    thats 7 major upgrades
    If you get bored next week try going
    3.1>95>98>2k>me>xp>vista
    and see if its as smooth

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd View Post
    98>2k>me>xp
    Why would anyone in their right mind ever consider 2000 -> ME as an upgrade path?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd View Post
    ^nutter
    thats 7 major upgrades
    If you get bored next week try going
    3.1>95>98>2k>me>xp>vista
    and see if its as smooth
    I once did a 2.0 > 3.0 > 3.1 > 3.11 > 95 > 98 > 2k > xp > vista just because I was bored over the summer hols, and boy was it laggy as crap!!!! Didnt do any drivers, just did the disks and went away!

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    '95 on floppy or CD?

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    floppy, all 27 disks for windows 95c.

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