Ubuntu 14.10 has been released yesterday. Wondering how to upgrade to Ubuntu 14.10 from Ubuntu 14.04? Don’t worry, it’s extremely easy to upgrade to Ubuntu 14.10. In fact, it is just a matter of few clicks and a good internet connection.
Do you need to switch to Ubuntu 14.10 from Ubuntu 14.04?
Before you go on upgrading to Ubuntu 14.10, make sure that you really want to ditch Ubuntu 14.04 for 14.10. It is important for the reason that you won’t be able to downgrade Ubuntu 14.10 back to Ubuntu 14.04. You’ll have to go for a fresh install instead.
Ubuntu 14.04 is long-term support (LTS) release. Which means more stability and support for greater period. If you upgrade to 14.10, you’ll be forced to further upgrade to Ubuntu 15.04 as the support for 14.10 will last for 9 months only while 14.04 will go on for more than 3 years.
Moreover, there are not many new features in Ubuntu 14.10 that could compel many users to switch to it. But yes, you’ll get the cutting edge OS for sure. So, at the end of the day it is your call whether to upgrade to Ubuntu 14.10 or not.
Upgrade to Ubuntu 14.10 from Ubuntu 14.04
To upgrade Ubuntu 14.04 to Ubuntu 14.10, follow the steps below:
Open Software & Updates.
Go to Updates tab. In here make sure that Notify me of a new Ubuntu version is set to For any new version. By default Ubuntu will notify you only when there is another LTS release available. You must change it to upgrade to any new interim release.
Now run Software Updater.
After the updates, it should prompt for the availability of a newer version. Click on upgrade and follow the next few obvious steps.
I hope this quick tutorial helped you to upgrade Ubuntu 14.04 to Ubuntu 14.10. Though this tutorial was written for Ubuntu, you can use the exact same steps to upgrade to Xubuntu 14.10, Kubuntu 14.10 or Lubuntu 14.10. Stay tuned for more Ubuntu 14.10 related articles.