In the next article I will teach you how to upgrade using terminal a the latest version of the Linux distribution that we use.
This mini-tutorial is designed for Debian-based Linux distros, Such as Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Debian and many more.
To achieve this we have two different ways but that take us to the same destination, one is using the terminal, and the other using the key combination ALT + F2
Why upgrade to the latest version
The reason why upgrading to the latest stable version is pretty obvious, the first to enjoy the new operating system features, The second to have our system always up to date, making sure support and updates of packages and repositories of the most used applications, and the third, because as it is free and does not cost us a hard is always better be in the latest version.
Updating from the terminal
To upgrade to the latest stable version of ours preferred Linux distro, Always based on Debian, We will have to open a terminal window and type the following command line:
- sudo update-manager -devel-release
With this command, you will check for a new stable release of the Linux operating system you have installed on your PC, if there is a new version, the same terminal would download and install it on the system, so easy and simple.
Updating using ALT + F2
If we prefer to update using the run an application, We will press the key combination ALT + F2 and in the window that appears we will type the following:
- update-manager -devel-release
We will have to tick the box Run on a terminal and click on run.
The system will search in the servers of your Linux distro and will check if there is a new stable version, in case of finding it will proceed to download and installation.
As you can see two very simple ways to achieve the same purpose, which is none other than to have our system always up to date to the latest stable version available.
This will be very useful to all of you ubunteros, Since in about a couple of months the launch of the new version of Ubuntu, At 12.10.
Note: if the terminal gave you an error of the type that update-manager is not installed, we will have to install it from the terminal itself using this command:
- sudo apt-get install update-manager
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