Insight: How To Upgrade To Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
In this tutorial, We will show you the method to upgrade to Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. Ubuntu 18.04 LTS is based on the Linux release series 4.15. Various improvements has been done in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver. Ubuntu 18.04 LTS will be supported for 5 years until April 2023.
Some of the features in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS ( From official ubuntu blog) :
X is the default display server. Wayland is provided as a Technical Preview and is expected to be the default display server in 20.04 LTS. To try it out, just choose Ubuntu on Wayland from the cog on the log in screen.
The installer offers a minimal install option for a basic desktop environment with a web browser and core system utilities. Many official 18.04 desktop flavors are using this new feature too!
Apps provided by GNOME have been updated to 3.28. For more details about GNOME 3.28, see their Release Notes.
LibreOffice has been updated to 6.0.
Emoji now show in color in most apps. Keyboard shortcuts for the emoji input chooser are Ctrl+. or Ctrl+;
Calendar now supports weather forecasts.
Some utilities have been switched to the snap format for new installs (Calculator, Characters, Logs, and System Monitor). Snap apps provide better isolation which allows them to be upgraded to new stable releases during the LTS lifecycle.
The Characters app replaces the older Character Map by default.
The Ubuntu Software app allows easy switching between different channels for Snap apps.
The To Do app has been added to the default normal install.
spice-vdagent is pre-installed for better performance for Spice clients such as the GNOME Boxes app.
The right-click method for touchpads without physical buttons has changed to a two-finger click instead of clicking in the bottom right of the touchpad. You can use the GNOME Tweaks app (not installed by default) to change this setting.
Although libinput is the default driver for mice and touchpads, it is now possible to use the synaptics driver with the Settings app. Support for the synaptics driver will be dropped in a future Ubuntu release.
Computers will automatically suspend after 20 minutes of inactivity while on battery power.
GNOME Shell now supports Thunderbolt 3.
How To Upgrade To Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
Follow the steps mentioned below to upgrade Ubuntu 16.04 LTS or Ubuntu 17.10 to Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
Go to the system settings and open the “Software & Updates”.
- Select theTab called “Updates”.
- Set the “Notify me of a new Ubuntu version” dropdown menu to “For any new version”.
- Press Alt+F2 and type in “update-manager -cd” (without the quotes) into the command box.
- Update Manager should open up and tell you: New distribution release ‘18.04’ is available.
- If not you can also use “/usr/lib/ubuntu-release-upgrader/check-new-release-gtk”
- Click Upgrade and follow the rest instructions.