Canonical reduces support length for Non-LTS Ubuntu releases

Canonical has decided on reduces the official support for non-LTS Ubuntu releases to NINE(9) months starting with the upcoming Ubuntu 13.04 release

As for my personal opinion, this changes is long overdue since 18 month support time for a SIX(6)-month cycle release can be considered as long, thus it is better to invest those precious time and effort into producing newer Ubuntu release.

These changes has been voted with presence of Ubuntu Technical Board and will be effective starting with Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail onwards.

Quick Way to upgrade to Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat

Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat release is just around the corner!

Here’s how to upgrade Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat using bash shell

sudo sed -i 's/lucid/maverick/g' /etc/apt/sources.list && sudo aptitude update && sudo aptitude dist-upgrade

sudo aptitude install update-manager-core
sudo do-release-upgrade -d

That’s it! Happy upgrading!

Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal Release Schedule has been announced!

The next year Ubuntu Release Schedule for Natty Narwhal (11.04) has been announced! According to the schedule, Natty Narwhal Alpha will be released just after Maverick Meerkat (10.10) will be out in October!

Here are the release schedule:

  • 4 November 2010 – Alpha 1 Released
  • December 2, 2010 – Alpha 2 Released
  • January 6, 2011 – Alpha 3 Released
  • February 3, 2011 – Alpha 4 Released
  • March 3, 2011 – Alpha 5 Released
  • March 31, 2011 – Beta Release
  • 21 April 2011 – Release Candidate
  • 28 April 2011 Final release – Ubuntu 11.04