With software, due to laws, that choice can be taken from you, and Microsoft and likes used that option extensively.
Yes you will. I did this from Fedora 5 to Fedora 8. FC5 to 6 was bit rough, but 6->7->8 was as easy as:
rpm -ihv fedora-release-NewVersion.rpm
yum -y update
It's about time they realized they were "shooting themselves in the foot", to borrow El Reg's phrasing."
"The era of levies is over," said one participant. "Government isn't going to step in and hand us a business."
- Prosecuting end users is silly — when you can monetise them
- Since "piracy" today means "get free music", the future has to offer something that "feels like free"
- Vastly wealthier industries than the music business today profit from the demand for recorded music — without giving anything back. That isn't fair, and it's got to change
- Digital music services of the future need a better deal than the begrudging and piecemeal licenses offered so far by rights holders: but these have to be so attractive only the suicidal would want to turn it down.
What is worth doing is worth the trouble of asking somebody to do.