Two Ways To Upgrade To Kubuntu 14.10 Beta

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Kubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn is scheduled for release on the 23rd of October, 2014, along with Ubuntu 14.10 and the other Ubuntu flavors. Kubuntu 14.10 will be an interesting release, because it brings the new KDE Plasma 5, the next generation KDE desktop.

Among others, Kubuntu 14.10 and KDE Plasma 5 comes with a bunch of important applications ported to Qt5, a new Kicker Menu, support for hardware acceleration via OpenGL and OpenGL ES, KDM – a new KDE display manager and an enhanced lockscreen.

Two Ways To Upgrade To Kubuntu 14.10 Beta

For now, only the Beta 1 version of Kubuntu 14.10 has been released, a few days ago. And there are two upgrade paths:

The generical do-release-upgrade -d Ubuntu upgrade path:

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

And the KDE specific kubuntu-devel-release-upgrade command:

$ sudo kubuntu-devel-release-upgrade

Both two commands find the “under-development” systems available, in the alpha, beta and RC stages.

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