Ubuntu 16.10 Released, What’s new & How to Upgrade to Ubuntu 16.10 from Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak Released early today and there is no major change/update over Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, released back in April but still have few minor improvements. Ubuntu 16.10 will be supported for 9 months until July 2017.
If you preferring Long Term Support, i would advise you to stay back in current LTS version of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.
What’s new in Ubuntu 16.10
- Unity 8 desktop developer preview available
- Wide range of snap packages published (More than 500 snaps)
- Shipped with Linux kernel 4.8
- Lot’s of improvement done on Unity 7.5 with low graphics mode which helps to run desktop more faster in virtual machine as well as low graphics hardware
- Many visual changes improvement on Nautilus with 3.20
- All the packages & core packages updated to latest release/version
- Ubuntu 16.10 Release notes
- Ubuntu 16.10 Flavors Release notes
- Don’t forget to take backup of your important/valuable data. If something goes wrong we will install freshly and restore the data.
- Upgrade will take time based on your Internet connection and application which you have installed.
Check your current desktop
Run the below command to check your current desktop version.
$ lsb_release -a
Upgrade to Ubuntu 16.10 from Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
Upgrading to latest/next version Ubuntu not a big deal that we all knows but make sure you have working internet connection & have power backup to avoid unnecessary damage. If everything is ok, its time to upgrade your Operating system to Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) from 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus).
[Update your system index & packages to latest version] $ sudo apt-get update && apt-get upgrade [Perform Ubuntu OS version upgrade] $ sudo do-release-upgrade Checking for a new Ubuntu release No new release found
We are in LTS version because of that, we didn’t get Ubuntu normal release. So, edit the file /etc/update-manager/release-upgrades and Change
Prompt=normal shown below.
$ sudo nano /etc/update-manager/release-upgrades Prompt=normal
Now, try again.
$ sudo apt-get update $ sudo do-release-upgrade
Upgrade initiated Details.
Checking for a new Ubuntu release Get:1 Upgrade tool signature [198 B Get:2 Upgrade tool [1,264 KB] Fetched 1,264 KB in 0s (0 B/s) authenticate 'Yakkety.tar.gz' against 'Yakkety.tar.gz.gpg' extracting 'Yakkety.targ.gz' Reading cache Checking package manager Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree