Upgrade your Ubuntu Desktop

Ubuntu is 10 years old. Celebrating with Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) release and new opportunity for developers. Small changes are made on this release but the general theme for 14.10 on the desktop was one of bug fixes and incremental quality improvements.

What’s new in Ubuntu 14.10

The Ubuntu 14.10 release delivers a v3.16 based kernel. This brings a significant number of bug fixes and new hardware support including expanded architecture support for Power 8 and arm64 platforms. As with every new release, packages–applications and software of all kinds–are being updated at a rapid pace.

  • Linux kernel 3.16
  • Firefox 33
  • LibreOffice 4.3
  • Unity 7.3
  • Thunderbird 33
  • Nautilus 3.10
  • Evince 3.14
  • Gtk 3.12
  • Qt 5.3
  • Rhythmbox 3.0.3


How to Upgrade from Ubuntu 14.04

To upgrade on a desktop system:

Press Alt+F2 and type in “update-manager” (without the quotes) into the command box.
Update Manager should open up and tell you: New distribution release ‘14.10’ is available.
Click Upgrade and follow the on-screen instructions.

To upgrade on a server system:

Install the update-manager-core package if it is not already installed.
Launch the upgrade tool with the command sudo do-release-upgrade.
Follow the on-screen instructions.

Note that the server upgrade will use GNU screen and automatically re-attach in case of dropped connection problems.

There are no offline upgrade options for Ubuntu Desktop and Ubuntu Server. Please ensure you have network connectivity to one of the official mirrors or to a locally accessible mirror and follow the instructions above.

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