View Full Version : [ubuntu] Ubuntu Version Upgrades.

July 21st, 2009, 05:49 PM
I'm pretty new to the Ubuntu scene, and I was wondering if and when a new update for Ubuntu 9.04 comes out will I have to burn another CD and re-install Ubuntu like I did when going from Windows XP to Ubuntu.

July 21st, 2009, 05:51 PM

you can upgred with data in place.

sudo apt-get upgrade
to upgrade packages

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
for distribution upgrade, kernel and other important bits and pieces

July 21st, 2009, 05:52 PM
The next version is 9.10, Karmic Koala which goes to Alpha 3 in a couple of days. The final release should be on the 29th October.

You can, and many recommend, burning a new CD from the ISO and doing a fresh install.

It is also possible, and perhaps preferable for you, to perform through the update manager.