Category Archives: Upgrade

Configure Automatic Updates : Ubuntu Server

Configure Automatic Updates : Ubuntu Server Ubuntu Server allows you to activate automatic updates during the initial installation process. This setting configures your system to automatically download and install security updates. This system is configurable and this tutorial will outline how to enable it if you hadn’t previously, disable it if you no longer want… Read More »

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Use zsync to update existing .iso images (alpha, beta or RC -> final)

Happy Ubuntu release day! The latest and greatest that the Ubuntu team has to offer is now available for download. Good luck getting it from the main site though. The only chance of getting a reasonable download speed is getting it from an alternate location, or updating what you currently have! In this short article… Read More »

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How To Upgrade To Ubuntu 9.10 “Karmic Koala”

So the new Ubuntu is here and you’re just dying to upgrade and have a look at all the new features! With just a few simple steps you’ll be up and running the new system in no time! Before you dive right in there are a few things you should know, and a few ways… Read More »

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Ubuntu 9.10 “Karmic Koala” Beta Reviewed (Screenshots!)

Yesterday I installed the Ubuntu 9.10 “Karmic Koala” Beta release by way of the desktop (Live-CD) based installer. The installation was very clean and polished. It has been a while since I’ve used a graphical installer and I am pleased with the improvements that I found. It definitely rivals any “professional” or “enterprise” install session… Read More »

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Ubuntu 9.10 “Karmic Koala” Alpha 5 Reviewed

I very briefly tried out the fifth alpha release of Ubuntu 9.10 “Karmic Koala” tonite and I thought I would share some of my immediate impressions with the rest of you. To sum it up, I hope others are having better luck with it than I did. System The machine that I installed on is… Read More »

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Ubuntu 9.04 “Jaunty” Released: Torrents Available Here

What a difference thirty minutes can make. I checked for the final release before I left for work, nothing. I checked when I got into work and there it was! I also noticed that the main site was already lousy with traffic and it is only going to get worse. I thought it’d be a… Read More »

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Ubuntu 8.10 “Intrepid Ibex” Released

UPDATED: added Kubuntu, Xubuntu and Ubuntu Studio links!! Well its official.  Ubuntu 8.10 “Intrepid Ibex” has been officially released.  Everyone get your torrents ready and seed! seed! seed! In an attempt to try and relieve some of the load I’ve made the .torrents, .jigdo, metalink and MD5SUM files available on my server.  If you’re unable… Read More »

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Five Tips to Prepare for Release Day!

With only four days to go before Ubuntu 8.10 is released we should start preparing.  Those of us that know we are going to be upgrading, or would like to seed torrents, should do what we can ahead of time to help conserve bandwidth.  Here are some things you can do to be prepared come… Read More »

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Upgrading Using the Alternate CD (8.04 -> 8.10)

Continuing the series on upgrading Ubuntu to 8.10 “Intrepid” today I’ll outline using a downloaded CD for the upgrade.  If you already have the CD downloaded there is no need to use one of the previous methods and use your bandwidth.  You already have the packages available on the CD, and you can use that… Read More »

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Network Upgrade for Ubuntu Server (8.04 -> 8.10)

Continuing my series on how to upgrade to Ubuntu 8.10 “Intrepid” I now bring you steps on how to upgrade your Ubuntu Server installation.  Again, these steps are nearly as simple as a desktop upgrade.  The Ubuntu development team has done a really great job of making upgrading simple and painless. First of all you’ll… Read More »

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