Is it worth updating my 12.10 to Ubuntu 14.04? what do you think.
If you’re on 12.10 … YES … 12.10 will no longer be receiving updates
If you’re on 12.04 (which was a long term support release) … up to you.
You can check your version with:
Looks like I am on 12.04.02 LTS so, will the new version take up less space on the hard drive allowing for all the updates from 12.04? because I am running out of space fast (too many photos). Dose the old version get removed?
Not really probably about the same size … updates don’t take up space as the original gets removed/overwritten.
If you want to claim a little space back, try running:
sudo apt-get autoremove
sudo apt-get clean
Yes the old version gets removed, but if you’re short of hard drive space it may be best to stick with 12.04 … the upgrade process itself requires hard drive space as it has to download the new stuff and unpack it before removing the old, so for a while it’ll require enough room for both, and probably some working space too.
I think it need to have a clear out first.