One of the main attractions of Linux has got to be the fact that the operating system and the software it runs are free. Unlike proprietary systems, software updates on Ubuntu are absolutely free – you never have to worry about shelling out money for the latest and greatest applications or upgrades.
In this guide, we’re going to take a look at the way Ubuntu releases updates. Ubuntu’s operating system updates follow a particular cycle, but the release schedule can be a little confusing to the uninitiated. We’re also going to go over the methods you can use in order to keep your system up to date, both via command line and GUI.
In this tutorial you will learn:
- Understanding Ubuntu’s release schedule
- How to ascertain upgrade information on Ubuntu
- How to upgrade Ubuntu via command line
- How to upgrade Ubuntu via graphical user interface