[How-to] Upgrade to Ubuntu 13.04 "Raring Ringtail" from Ubuntu 12.10 Right Now!


Yeah that's right, Ubuntu 12.10 is now upgradable to latest Ubuntu 13.04 "Raring Ringtail" release. And Ubuntu 13.04 is pretty stable for a beta-quality OS, though I still won't/can't recommend it for production machines. I have been using it in my netbook from the early alpha releases and it has come together pretty nicely. It is even a little more snappier already than all the previous releases. More on that later. Right now, here is what you need to do to upgrade Ubuntu 12.10 to Ubuntu 13.04 "Raring Ringtail". 

Upgrade to Ubuntu 13.04 from Ubuntu 12.10

[How-to] Upgrade to Ubuntu 13.04 from Ubuntu 12.10 in a few easy steps!
  • Firstly, make sure that your Ubuntu 12.10 system is up-to-date. Check for updates in the Update Manager if any and install them all.
  • Hit ALT + F2 and run the following command. 
update-manager -d
  • The system will check for updates and will show you the following prompt.
How-to Upgrade to Ubuntu 13.04 from Ubuntu 12.10
  • Hit the Upgrade button.
Upgrade to Ubuntu 13.04 from Ubuntu 12.10
  • Software Updater will take you through the steps further.
Upgrade to Ubuntu 13.04 from Ubuntu 12.10
  • When the upgrade is complete, Ubuntu will automatically restart. And that's about it.
For me, the upgrade went super smooth, even though I cancelled it mid-way twice. Hope the same works for you as well. So far, it seems like a worthy upgrade. I will soon follow-up with a full-fledged review of Ubuntu 13.04 "Raring Ringtail". So stay tuned.

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