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Old 05-13-2015, 02:02 PM   #1
Tikiman
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I am a very new user of Linux and currently have Mint V17. I can see in my updates that I can update to V17-1.
As Linux is totally different to what I am used to then would it be safe to update to the latest version.
Also a daft question but would I need to make a back up copy of any files like Pictures or Documents?
Would appreciate any assistance on this
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Old 05-13-2015, 02:22 PM   #2
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Tikiman,

If Mint 17 is behaving itself then there is no real need to upgrade to 17.1.

If you do decide to do the upgrade, then follow the advice here:

http://lmelinux.net/2014/12/05/upgra...-mint-17-17-1/

and always do a backup of personal data, including all documents, pictures, bookmarks etc and email folder (if applicable).

The alternative is to do a fresh installation of 17.1, after doing a backup.

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Old 05-15-2015, 02:54 PM   #3
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Linux Mint 17 (Cinnamon) versus Linux Mint 17-1 (Cinnamon)

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Tikiman,

If Mint 17 is behaving itself then there is no real need to upgrade to 17.1.

If you do decide to do the upgrade, then follow the advice here:

http://lmelinux.net/2014/12/05/upgra...-mint-17-17-1/

and always do a backup of personal data, including all documents, pictures, bookmarks etc and email folder (if applicable).

The alternative is to do a fresh installation of 17.1, after doing a backup.
Thank you kindly for your answer beachboy2 I have loked at Mint 17 and apparently Mint 17-1 is a 3D version with problems with older video cards and monitor screens. I have both monitor screen and video card of the older generation so will not be progressing to Mint 17-1.
Many thanks
Tikiman
 
  


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