Although the new version of Ubuntu has not yet been released, the truth is that in the absence of 9 days, the distribution is stable enough to be used on many computers and even in updating virtual systems that we may want to use for testing. For all those and for those who are not afraid of suffering a damn bug, this little tutorial is yours.
The first thing we have to do to update our Ubuntu 15.10 to Ubuntu 16.04 is modify software parameters so that the command dist-upgrade recognize the new version. Once this is done we only have to proceed to update the distribution and We will already have Ubuntu 16.04 ready on our computer.
Previous steps before upgrading to Ubuntu 16.04
So first we turn to «Software and updates«, In the window that appears we go to the tab«Updates prior to publication»And in the part where«Notify me of a new version of Ubuntu»We select» For any new version»Once this is done, we open a terminal and type the following:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade sudo update-manager -d
Upgrade to Ubuntu 16.04
After executing these commands the Ubuntu update wizard will open which will start the process to have Ubuntu 16.04. If we really want this to happen once Ubuntu 16.04 is out, that is, we do it days after April 21, we have to do the same previous steps that we have mentioned before, but in the terminal we will write the following:
sudo do-release-upgrade -d
Personally, I am not in favor of updating operating systems when they are in the development phase, especially when it is a distribution with many new features, but in this case we have to say that in the absence of nine days for its official launch and being LTS, Ubuntu 16.04 may well be used on production machines What do you think?