I have 10.04 installed on my MacMini PowerPC, I was thinking about upgrading to 11.10, can I do this through an update or do I have to find and download a community supported iso file?

  • /!\ This questions implies "Can I upgrade to 11.10 knowing that no community support is given for 11.04 nor 11.10?" – Agmenor Jan 16 '12 at 1:06
  • oh I thought it was. – ricochet Jan 16 '12 at 2:36

If you don't want to reinstall everything using a 11.10 iso CD, you will have to upgrade to each version, 10.10, 11.04 and then 11.10 from the update center.

PS: do this quickly as 10.04 is LTS so its end of life is april 2013 (for desktop) but 10.10 is not and will end in april 2012

  • so I can just use upgrade? from the update center? – ricochet Jan 16 '12 at 2:57
  • yes, 3 times in your case – laurent Jan 16 '12 at 3:00
  • it seems a little slower with 11.04 won't let me use unity, I'm upgrading to 11.10 now. I heard here that I should use lubuntu or xubuntu? – ricochet Jan 16 '12 at 18:41
  • I don't know MacMini specs but if you are short on RAM and not very fast CPU or graphic adapter, maybe Unity will be a little heavy but I use it on old machines and it is not THAT slow with 2GB RAM on an ATHLON 1800... 10 years old machine. Of course on the other machines I use it (dual core machines and i5) it is a lot faster... maybe lubuntu or xubuntu better and faster but I've never used them (yet). – laurent Jan 17 '12 at 0:52

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