Have been using Netrunner for a few months now and I just love this distribution. I have been keeping up with the software updates as they present themselves to me via the notifications. My history in using Linux has mostly been Mandriva / PCLOS. I am used to the rolling release cycle of upgrading. I notice that in Netrunner, and in other distributions, that there tend to be release cycles. So, here is my question:
How do I upgrade to the latest release ? My understanding is that you have to download the latest iso image and then just re-install. How do I keep the applications, desktop settings and everything else I have without having to re-install the applications, settings and files again. Is there documentation available on how to do this or is there an option like ( apt-get dist-upgrade ) that will handle this ?
Thanks for any assistance on this.