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With the much-anticipated release of the semi-annual upgrade to Ubuntu, I decided to finish up my Going Ubuntu series as I upgraded my Hardy Heron version of Ubuntu to the Intrepid Ibex version. (I love the naming of the upgrades!) Of course, nothing ever goes smoothly. Even when it’s supposed to be one click, two clicks, and you’re done, it’s still not straightforward. I have no idea why I had the issue I had because the bug fixes I thought would apply to my upgrade didn’t. But I am comforted to know that I was not alone in my hair-pulling-can’t-believe-I-can’t-see-the-desktop angst.

In brief, the best way to upgrade Ubuntu is to format the Ubuntu partition on your computer and do a clean install. I’ve officially decided to forget the one-click method. It sucks cause there goes all your tweaks. And I still haven’t figured out how to back up my added applications, but it wasn’t as bad as I thought. For one thing, it got rid of all the computer junk that inevitably piles up when you’re experimenting with new programs.

Anyway, it’s a huge relief to finish off this series. I invite you to check it out and my other articles as well!

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