The pendulum swings both ways, and, perhaps one day we will be back to an all female programming staff.
Upgrading your OS is just asking for trouble IMO.
Probably in your MS world. I have machines that were originally running Debian Woody and were upgraded over the years to now run Lenny without a clean install in between. I believe the hardware will finally fail before an upgrade. Am i asking for trouble? Don't mind if i do.
He who steps on others to reach the top has good balance.