How To Upgrade From Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 12.10 Or Ubuntu 12.04 To Ubuntu 14.04

Hello Linux Geeksters. As a reminder, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr will be released tomorrow, in all the traditional flavors: Ubuntu GNOME, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Lubuntu, Edubuntu, Ubuntu Kylin, Ubuntu Cloud and Ubuntu Studio.

How To Upgrade From Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 12.10 Or Ubuntu 12.04 To Ubuntu 14.04

Canonical’s tradition is to release a new Ubuntu system every 6 months, one system on the 17th of April and the other one on the 17th of October. And unlike the release of Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, which was considered boring by the community, Ubuntu 14.04 will come with a lot of enhancements and new features, including: Kernel 3.13.9 as default, a feature for minimizing the windows by single clicking the launcher, locally integrated menus (a feature also present on GNOME 3.12), improved shutdown dialogs, a new feature that allows the users to increase the volume up to 200%, a rewritten Unity 7 with support for window filtering by title, Unity Control Center as a replacement for GNOME Control Center, and of course, a new default wallpaper and 11 other pretty wallpapers submitted and voted by the community. Also, the Login Screen and the Lock Screen have been made to look identical.

In this article I will show you how to upgrade from Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, to Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, via the command line.

All you have to do is install the Update Manager Core:

$ sudo apt-get install update-manager-core

Run the upgrade process and follow the GUI instructions:

$ sudo do-release-upgrade

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3 comments on “How To Upgrade From Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 12.10 Or Ubuntu 12.04 To Ubuntu 14.04
  1. san says:

    I have Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) installed on my pc.
    Is there any way to directly upgrade 13.04 to Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr)?

    • Geekster says:

      SyncDrive will die in June 2014, so i encourage you not to use it.

      also, to upgrade, do:


      $ sudo apt-get install update-manager-core
      $ sudo do-release-upgrade

      I do not know if the update will work, due to the fact that Ubuntu 13.04 has reached EOL.

  2. san says:

    Thank you so much for your quick reply.

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