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

Download Ubuntu 16.10 ISO image

Download Ubuntu 16.10 Flavors ISO image

  • 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=lts to 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

Magesh Maruthamuthu

Love to play with all Linux distribution

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