How to Upgrade Ubuntu to Latest Version 23.10

Is your computer running an old version of Ubuntu? It’s a good idea to keep your operating system new for better performance and safety. In this guide, we’ll help you upgrade your Ubuntu to the latest version, 23.10 (Mantic Minotaur).

Whether you’re new to Linux or you’ve been using it for a while, we’ll walk you through the process step by step, whether you prefer using commands or a simple interface. Let’s begin!

Upgrading Ubuntu to the Latest Version

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Keeping Your Ubuntu System Up-to-Date: Why It’s Important and How to Do It

If you’re using an older type of Ubuntu, upgrading to the newest version is pretty straightforward. Just make sure to back up all your important files first. It’s kind of like installing a program on Windows, and you don’t need to know much about Linux to do it. This OS is designed to be easy for everyone. You can use the graphical menus to get the updates.

It’s good to know that Linux and Ubuntu are constantly getting updates to make them safer. By keeping your system up-to-date, you can protect your computer from bad stuff and hackers. So, it’s wise to install those updates to keep your system safe regularly.

Upgrading Ubuntu to the Latest Version

Suppose you want to upgrade your OS from version 22.x or earlier to version 23.x, you can choose between watching our video tutorial or following some steps. Both ways will help you through the upgrade.

  1. Before you start updating or upgrading Ubuntu, it’s a good idea to check your internet connection. You can do this by typing ‘ping -c 2 www.google.com’ in the terminal. This will make sure your internet is working fine, and the update or upgrade goes smoothly without any internet problems.
    ping -c 2 www.google.com
  2. If you need help with your internet, check your system’s version. Then, type ‘lsb_release -a’ in the terminal. This will give you all the details about your system’s release and other important info.
    lsb_release -a
  3. To make sure your OS has all the latest updates, you should refresh the repository addresses regularly. Just type ‘sudo apt update’ in the terminal. This command refreshes the list of available software and versions so you can get the newest things and features.
    sudo apt update
  4. If you want to refresh all the apps and packages on your system, just type ‘sudo apt dist-upgrade’ in the terminal. This command will download and install any new versions of the apps available. It’s essential to keep your system updated so you can bring the latest features, bug fixes, and security patches.
    sudo apt dist-upgrade
  5. After you finish getting your computer ready, you can restart it easily. Just type “sudo reboot” and press enter. This will safely restart your PC and make sure all the changes you made are correctly saved. So, remember to do this once you’re done setting up your computer.
    sudo reboot
  6. If you want to check and update your system using the command line, type “sudo do-release-upgrade” in the terminal. This command will start the process of upgrading Ubuntu to the newest version.
    sudo do-release-upgrade
  7. When you’re upgrading, say “Y” and hit Enter to keep going whenever it asks you questions. It might take a while to finish updating, depending on how fast your internet is and how well your PC works.
  8. After you’ve finished installing the newest version on your Ubuntu computer, it’s essential to check the version number. Just type “lsb_release -a” in the terminal and hit Enter. This command will show you which Linux version is on your system right now.

How to Upgrade Ubuntu System from the User Interface

Suppose you’re using this OS and want to update it to the newest version, 23.10. In that case, you can do it using the graphical interface (GUI). To make it easier, you can watch our video tutorial or follow the simple steps I’ll explain next.

  1. First, turn on your Ubuntu PC. After it’s on, go to the start menu and open the “Software Updater” app. This tool helps you check for new updates or versions of software on your computer. Keeping your software up-to-date helps your computer work better.
  2. Whenever you see new versions of Linux kernels or updates for your installed apps, be sure to click “Install Now.” This keeps your system up-to-date with the latest features, improvements, and security fixes. It helps your system run smoothly.
  3. Please wait while your system gets ready for the upgrade. It might take a little while, but it’s essential to make sure everything goes smoothly.
  4. To update your computer’s operating system to the newest version, restart your PC and then open the terminal app. When it’s open, type in this command. It will start the update and let you see how it’s going using the graphical user interface (GUI) tool called DistUpgradeViewGtk3.
    sudo do-release-upgrade -f DistUpgradeViewGtk3
  5. Once you start the upgrade process, a window will pop up showing the release notes for Ubuntu 23.10 or whichever newer version is available. Make sure to read through this info carefully. When you’re done, click the Upgrade button to keep going with the upgrade.
  6. Right now, the latest version of your OS is being installed. It’s expected to take around 40 minutes to finish. Please don’t turn off your PC while this is going on. Just wait patiently until the installation is done.

Conclusion

To sum up, updating your Ubuntu is super essential for it to work well and stay safe from threats. Whether you like using commands or clicking around, upgrading to the newest version of this OS is easy for anyone. By keeping your system fresh and updating all your apps and stuff, you make sure your computer runs smoothly and stays safe from bad things and hackers.

We hope this guide helped you upgrade your Ubuntu to the latest version. Remember to keep your system updated regularly for the best performance and safety.

If you’re using another one, remember to look at our guide on How to Upgrade Debian. It gives easy steps to upgrade to the newest version and some helpful tips to make sure everything goes smoothly. So, if you want to keep your computer running well and up-to-date, take a look at our guide.

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