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Upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04 Server


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Date: Sat, 6 Sep 2014 20:56:58 +1000

Upgrading to version 14 Ubuntu is straight forward. If you do it now you will get the LTS version (14.04) ... Soon it will time for 14.10.

I have already upgraded all workstations. However, I usually take a little more time to upgrade servers. On the one hand, upgrading a server is easier than upgrading a workstation because there usually are none of the complications involved with upgrading a GUI ... Unless you make a habit of installing a GUI on all your servers ... I'm inclined to regard a GUI on server as about as useful as a "bull with tits" ... So generally, I won't have problems with video cards, X, or GUI applications trying to be too smart for their own good. On the other hand problems with a server upgrade can have "downstream" consequences ... So it is usually prudent to to approach them with care.

A few of the issues I've encountered about upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04 server are:


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