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I have an oldish net book running 12.04.5 LTS. It works well enough, and I am happy with it.

However, 14.02.2 LTS is out (for a while now), as I am reminded often by the suggestion to do-release-updgrade. Should I do it? My concerns are loss of data and that the upgrade might be more stressful for my little Intel atom powered net book.

My specifications are:

  • 1G Ram
  • 32 bit
  • Intel Atom 2 x 1.66GHz
  • Intel built in graphics
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  • how much RAM? 32 or 64 bit? – Tim May 25 '15 at 18:23
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    I think there is no need to upgrade, if everything works. Support of your system is till '17. Upgrade may go not very smooth. – Pilot6 May 25 '15 at 18:26
  • 1GB isn't enough ram, you need at least 2 and I like to have 4 on my virtual machines. – Tim May 25 '15 at 18:48
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If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

Upgrading might cause more problems than it'll solve.

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