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I'm courious if there is any recommendation to configure fresh Ubuntu Server (date, hosts, networking) before "apt-get upgrade" or there is no difference?

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Update everything first. Some upgrades will often ask you if you want to replace your configuration files with their new default configurations, and that can be a headache to decide.

Save yourself the trouble; update first, then configure. The only exception should be choosing a custom update mirror :)

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Thaks for the answer :) –  maninblack Aug 11 '12 at 15:26
    
In that case, please consider accepting it (tick/check mark on the left) so that the question is closed and marked as "answered" to help future readers. Thanks! –  izx Aug 11 '12 at 15:32
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