Since the Ubuntu 9.10 is coming October 29th, for those who like to taste the new (beta) features here is the short how to guide to upgrade your Ubuntu Desktop. The Ubuntu developers are moving quickly to bring you the latest and greatest software the Open Source Community has to offer. This is the Ubuntu 9.10 beta release, which brings a host of exciting new features.
Upgrading from Ubuntu 9.04
To upgrade from Ubuntu 9.04 on a desktop system, press Alt+F2 and type in update-manager -d into the command box. Update Manager should open up and tell you: New distribution release ‘9.10’ is available. Click Upgrade and follow the on-screen instructions.
To upgrade from Ubuntu 9.04 on a server system: install the update-manager-core package if it is not already installed; edit /etc/update-manager/release-upgrades and set Prompt=normal; launch the upgrade tool with the command sudo do-release-upgrade -d; and follow the on-screen instructions.
Download Ubuntu 9.10
For those who like to download and test in a different computer, here are some ISOs and torrents are available for download:
- http://releases.ubuntu.com/releases/9.10/ (Ubuntu Desktop, Server, and Netbook Remix)
- http://uec-images.ubuntu.com/releases/9.10/ (Ubuntu Server for UEC and EC2)
- http://releases.ubuntu.com/kubuntu/9.10/ (Kubuntu Desktop and Netbook)
- http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/xubuntu/releases/9.10/beta/ (Xubuntu)
- http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntustudio/releases/9.10/beta/ (UbuntuStudio)
- http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/mythbuntu/releases/9.10/beta/ (Mythbuntu)
- http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/edubuntu/releases/9.10/beta/ (Edubuntu)