Yesterday afternoon I decided to go ahead and get Ubuntu 7.10, via upgrade.
I could not be happier.
The upgrade was smooth, and everything works. For those who don’t know how to get an upgrade, it’s simple:
1. Open a terminal (Applications>Accessories>Terminal)
2. type “sudo -i” (this keeps you in super-user mode) into the terminal.
3. type “apt-get update” (this updates the software lists)
4. type “apt-get upgrade” (this grabs all updates available and installs them)
4. now type “update-manager -d” (this will open update manager, with an “Upgrade” button for upgrading to 7.10)
After 7.10 is released, you will not have to work with the command line, which keeps new users from doing something bad to their computer, although at this stage, Ubuntu has a very stable Release Candidate. An “Upgrade” button will be automatically available.
I definitely recommend this option if you want to get Ubuntu before the servers become overloaded from all of the people downloading the new release. (which is three days away!)