i am currently using fedora 8, is there any benefit to me installing fedora 9/10?
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Being able to update your system to the newest package versions is one thing - Fedora 8 is unsupported (no updates are provided for this version) since January 2009. Trying out new features is another thing.
How would you go about doing it? Just grab a new ISO, burn it, backup whatever you want to backup and install the newer version.
I was also very happy with F8 and skipped F9. Still, F8 did not support Firefox 3 (at least not directly), so that was enough of an incentive for me. Also, as Maligree mentioned, F8 is no longer supported so if bug fixes and security patches are important to you, it is a good idea to upgrade. Anyway, F10 is quite good and chances are you will like it as well as F8.
Let me add that upgrading is most successful when going from one version to the next, such as from F8 to F9. Skipping a version can make the process unpredictable. For that reason, it is a good idea to do a new install rather than attempt an upgrade.
If you are happy with Fedora 8, then keep it. I'm still using it on a development PC, even though I have Fedora 10 installed on another box. There is no need to rush, just to stay on the bleeding edge.
Even so, you can still upgrade your Fedora box by installing the newer fedora-release packages and then running 'yum upgrade' - that should upgrade your Fedora without the need to install again. In the end it's the same as burning a new Fedora DVD and running the upgrade sequence in the installation program.
When upgrading, you should upgrade one version at a time: from FC8 to FC9, and then from FC9 to FC10. Better safe then sorry!
I'd stick with Fedora 10, I tested 11 and it seems to still be unstable,(driver issues particularly) although once the bugs are worked out I may have to create a partition for it. I'd burn an ISO and install that way. Upgrades just haven't worked out for me.