After preparing all my back ups I decided to complete a base install of Ubuntu 10.04 from 9.10. The reason for the base install was so that I would have a nice clean install on a LTS release and also I wanted to move to Ext 4 file system as doing the normal upgrade I would have been still using Ext 3 file system.
The actual install took only around 15 to 20 mins to complete, which was for the me the fastest install I have done to date. I then installed all the updates and then started with installing the adobe flash plugins, and other plugins for media that are not installed. That I think is one of the weak points for Ubuntu, is that not everything works out of the box. This is OK for me and many other people, but for your general desktop user it is or could be a bit of a let down. A part from that it’s just a matter of installing all the programmes I need and re install my back up data that is required!!
For a guide on a base install & ultimate set-up please see below for information from the world famous site of Tombott.