> A bit offtopic, but:
>> Fedora policy has always said that using the yum tool to update an installation to a newer release of the distribution is not supported; one is supposed to use a CD or the preupgrade tool for that purpose.
> ...is why I've run debian continuously since 1995 or thereabouts.
As a long-ish term Ubuntu user I am in the same situation (and since I don't tend to fiddle more than necessary it actually works for me). I'm interested to hear from someone in the other camp how much work it ends up being reinstalling your system on every release. I can't help thinking (warning, mild troll coming up) that it should be easy but is probably made difficult by the way that Linux systems and the software running on top of them aren't more cleanly separated in popular distributions.