OK, I'm almost ready to make the jump to put a linux distro on my main box for business ( I work out of my home office) and relegate windoze to my secondary box which is now my linux experimental box. I consider myself as 1/4 step past the newbie stage and have explored, burned, loaded what seems like a ton of distros in the past three years. Since discovering Mint, I'm hooked but I guess my question is one of upgrades. I keep a secondary box for all of my play distros, and I will have my primary os on my main box. I'm considering Cassandra as stable now and would like to use it as my primary business os, but I fear having to "fresh install" Celena or whatever distro follows when Cassandra is no longer supported. Depending upon how you look at it, this is usually not a problem with windoze as releases are pushed out in years versus months. What I don't want to have to do is keep doing a fresh install and I guess the burning question is whether the new releases after Cassandra will be easily upgradeable or if a fresh install will be required and if upgradeable, what would I be missing, similar to missing the eye candy from Bianca to Cassandra.
Many thanks in advance for any and all input.