In this chapter, you will learn how to
• Describe the risks involved with upgrading and not upgrading
• Discuss the process of upgrading software
• Explain steps to take once you’ve upgraded
Most software comes out of the box ready to install and use. The operating system (OS) provides both the interface for you to work with the hardware and a structure to install applications and store files. Applications enable you to accomplish specific tasks.
When they release an OS or application, the software developers essentially proclaim that the software is complete and ready for use. It’s as good as they know how to make it and now they’re ready to show it off (Figure 7-1).
Once the software hits the real world, though, ...