Upgrade or fresh install?
I have been running a SuSe 8.0 machine successfully for two years without any glitches. I want to upgrade to a newer version of the distribution. Updates for 8.0 are no longer available. Only 8.1 is available. I would like to upgrade my current system because it has been so incredibly reliable and I don't want to lose my current setup. Can anyone point me to a good location to learn about upgrading or suggest what I should do in this situation for a newer distribution? SuSe has been a great platform but others are suggesting that I go to gentoo. Are there precautions that I should take if I should go for a fresh install? The hardware that I have is older. Should I just leave what I have because of the reliabilty?