How to update Ubuntu

How to update Ubuntu

Few are the people who really know about this open source operating system known as Ubuntu. This same It is based on the operating system known as Linux.

In its distribution is based on an architecture known as Debian. It is very common that we see it on server and desktop computers, when they make use of architecture such as ARM, Intel and AMD.

If your computer has this operating system, we will show you the simple ways to how to update Ubuntu following a series of tutorials that will be presented in the following article.

How to update Ubuntu?

Ubuntu 1To update Ubuntu you don't need to perform such a complicated process.

Many people have thought that this operating system, because it is an open code type, does not require updating. However, Ubuntu has the peculiarity that can be updated regularly.

Something that characterizes this operating system is that you can update with the use of your terminal. However, there is another way that we will see later.

This other way is with a clean Ubuntu installation, which is how the update is usually done with other operating systems.

What to do before updating Ubuntu?

Before knowing how to update Ubuntu, debers check some aspects on your computer. As for examples, we must review what is the version you already have installed there.

Generally, the versions of this operating system always see that the numbers go from two to two and at the end of this number it is displayed that appears as LTS.

LTS, in general terms, means long term service which in turn translates as a concept that it is a version that contains other constant updates for a long period of time.

To check the version of your Ubuntu operating system, you should do the following:

  1. Open System Settings.
  2. Click where it says Details.
  3. And ready, ah you can check the version of the operating system you have installed.

Step by step to update Ubuntu

Now, we will explain a first method so you can update Ubuntu to its latest version, without the need to enter the system console. For this, you must do the following procedure:

  1. Access the search engine of the operating system.
  2. Then, enter in the search bar software.
  3. You will see a series of options in the results. You should look at what it says specifically Software update.
  4. Run that same cone and once the verification will be done if the system really needs updating.
  5. Choose the corresponding update which I got in the results.
  6. At one time, the installation wizard will start running the installation. Debers wait just a few minutes.
  7. When it's over, the computer will automatically restart.

It should be noted that, by using this method, you will also be ensuring that the update come completely complete with all the improvements that were made.

If the system did not give you any option to update the system, means that on your computer you have the latest version already installed. However, in general, some packages that require updates will appear.

You should know that having the latest version of Ubuntu It is not completely mandatory, but in any case, there is always a notice of any update available in case you want to do it.

One of the advantages that exists with respect to this method is that when the update is done, I don't run any risk of file loss. However, it is always advisable to make a backup in advance.