Ubuntu 13.10 beta 1 has been released as per the schedule. Final version of Ubuntu 13.10 is expected October 17th. Interestingly enough, as per the release schedule of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, the final version will be released on April 17th, exactly 6 months later. While Ubuntu 13.04 had lots of eye candy, it will be interesting to see what Ubuntu 13.10 has to offer to the users.
If you are an early adaptor and want to try your hands on Ubuntu 13.10 beta, you can download Ubuntu 13.10 beta ISO and install it via USB. If you are using Ubuntu 13.04, you can easily upgrade to Ubuntu 13.10 beta from Ubuntu 13.04. And in this tutorial, I am going to show you how to do it.
Upgrade to Ubuntu 13.10 Beta from Ubuntu 13.04:
There are three steps to upgrade to Ubuntu 13.10 beta, update your system, check for distribution upgrade, update to Ubuntu 13.10 beta. Just follow the steps below:
You need to update the system first. Open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and use the following command:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
Once your system has been updated, press Alt+F2 to open command box. In here, type “update-manager -d” (without the quotes). Please mind the space between manager and -d. Click on the update-manager -d which has appeared in the dash to run it.
Alternatively, and more easily, you can just use the following command in the terminal:
sudo update-manager -d
Once you run the update-manager -d command, Software Updater will open up and look for possible updates (which in this case will be for the new available distribution).
Once Software Updater has finished checking the sources for available updates, you should see a message saying:
The software on this computer is up to date.
However Ubuntu 13.10 is now available (you have Ubuntu 13.04).
Click on the Upgrade button and follow the instructions afterwards. I presume you can handle the things after this.
You might have noticed that these steps are exactly similar to the steps to upgrade to Ubuntu 13.04 beta from Ubuntu 12.10. And that’s obviously is no surprise.
I hope this tutorial helped you to upgrade to Ubuntu 13.10 beta from Ubuntu 13.04. Any questions, suggestions, a word of thanks is always welcomed. Stay tuned for Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander related articles. Ciao :)