Exists an engaging factor to upgrade from Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron)?
Yes, a massive quantity of aggressive security job was done in between Hardy and also Lucid. Simply contrast the security features checklist. As an example, several security imperfections would certainly be exploitable on Hardy go to the majority of a rejection of solution on Lucid.
The brief solution would certainly be :
- Server : no
- Desktop : possibly
The old claiming "If it ain't damaged, do not repair it." is specifically real when managing web servers. While I did upgrade my server from 8.04 to 10.04, that was just due to the fact that there were fairly a number of new collections I actually desired. With the exception of that 8.04 is still a strong release, and also if there is absolutely nothing you clearly really feel is missing I most definitely point you need to remain with it.
Pertaining to the desktop computer the selection is much less noticeable. The new 10.04 will certainly more than likely offer a better and also extra sleek "desktop computer experience". Additionally, you will certainly see a whole lot even more renovations in the consisted of desktop computer software program than you usually perform with the regular server daemons.
Still, your 8.04 desktop computer is benefiting you and also while the very same will possibly go with the 10.04 desktop computer, an adjustment constantly features the threat of something failing. What I presume it boils down to is just how burdensome/possible it would certainly be for you to re - install the 8.04 desktop computer in a worst instance circumstance.
It depends what your demands are. Absolutely, on desktop computer you are more probable to upgrade due to the fact that applications and also attributes transform even more and also much faster.
Nonetheless, additionally the web server has some new upgrades that can reduce both means. As an example php5 has actually been updated to 5.3 which has a great deal of really pertinent new attributes to the php language (namespacing, magic features for fixed approaches in things etc). Nonetheless, a great deal of older php applications are not suitable with php5.3. Consequently, you require to consider if any one of your old applications are impacted and also if you require those new attributes.