On October 18, 2018, Canonical made official the release of Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish. It was a normal release, that is, not LTS and with a support of nine months (6 until the new version and 3 courtesy). Those nine months will pass on July 18, at which time it will no longer receive official support. What do I need to do to keep getting software and security updates? Quick answer: upgrade to Disco Dingo.
I, who am a user who likes to always be up to date, always have the latest version of Ubuntu installed on my PC. I can understand and do understand users who prefer to use the LTS versions for reliability and stability, but I find it difficult to understand a little more those who follow a non-LTS version when they have already released the next one. The most clueless cannot continue like this once July 18 has passed, and that is why we are going to explain how to upgrade to Disco Dingo, as Canonical explains in its official website.
How to upgrade from Ubuntu 18.10 to Ubuntu 19.04
- We open the update manager.
- In it, we click on Settings.
- We enter our password to start Software Sources.
- We choose the Updates tab.
- We confirm that the option to notify us for a new version of Ubuntu is in "For any release" or "Normal releases".
- We close the Software Sources application and return to the update manager.
- In the update manager, we look for new updates.
- If there are any, we install them.
- We go back to looking for updates. It will appear that a new version of Ubuntu is available.
- We click on Upgrade.
- Finally, we follow the instructions that the application will show us.
What appears (texts or names of applications) may vary depending on the version of X-Buntu that we are using. For example, in Kubuntu it is still in English and you can access "Software Sources" (which once opened is in Spanish ... half) from Discover. Although it is also true that direct updates are activated in Kubuntu.
So now you know: taking into account that Ubuntu 18.10 has less than two weeks to live and that the weekend is coming, the best thing is to go up to Disco Dingo right now. We leave you with a video with the most outstanding news that came along with Ubuntu 19.04.