Until now, I usually run Debian stable at work (in my desktop PC) and stable or testing at home in my laptop. I was upgrading to testing during the freeze, and then, stay in testing (future stable) or stable (when it’s published) until the next freeze.
I have changed this ‘conservative’ pattern. I’ve been running Jessie for many months now, and here I’ll document the different experiences in the computers that I use.
Upgrade or clean install?
I decided to upgrade my computers instead of making a clean install (except in the ones that were not running Debian).
Although the upgrade process have been fine, I’m still not sure which is the best for my needs. Installing from the beginning forces me to re-read the feature list of the different pieces of software and choose the one that fits best (not the one that I was using some years ago). And maybe I just don’t need that non-free driver anymore because there’s free replacement already, the installer is wise. OTOH, upgrading is easier and quicker, and I got all my software and configurations (and my rubbish) there, nothing is lost.
Here I will link the blog posts of each computer that I upgrade, when I finish writing the corresponding articles:
- Husband’s laptop (Acer 5250): Clean install – Done, and OK!
- My laptop (Compaq Mini 110c): Upgrade – Done and OK!
- Home server (HP Microserver N54L G7): Upgrade – Done and OK!
- PC at work (motherboard Asus P5KPL-AM-SE): Upgrade – Done, some issues.
- Mini-laptop Airis Kira N7000 (ARM board, 128MB RAM) – Clean install – Pending
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