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How To Upgrade Ubuntu 14.04 LTS to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

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With the release of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS now just a couple of days away you may be trying to decide whether to upgrade or not.

Well, we’re here to complicate matters by showing you how to do it, both before this Thursday’s release and after it.

“Ask yourself: ‘Do I really need to upgrade right now?'”
So if you’re wondering how to upgrade Ubuntu 14.04 LTS  to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, read on; we’re here to walk you through the process step-by-step.

Is Performing an LTS-to-LTS Upgrade Recommended?
Like the version you are upgrading from, Ubuntu 16.04 is a Long Term Support release. It will receive critical bug fixes and security updates from Canonical for 5 years.

A device running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS will only tell you there is a new Ubuntu update after the first point release goes live. In Xenial’s case that’s July.

In short: you won’t be notified of an upgrade this week.

But you don’t have to wait until the system gets around to telling you. You can upgrade right now.

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