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Microsoft rolls out Windows 10 Free Upgrade

Windows 10 was unveiled in September 2014 and the plan was to have one platform, one store, and one experience that extends across the broadest range of devices from the smallest screens to the largest screens to no screens at all. Windows 10 has been unique product built based on feedback from million of Windows Insiders, delivered as a service with further improvements and security updates. Windows 10 is been offered as a free upgrade to genuine Windows 7, Windows 8.

Ubuntu 14.10 Reached End Of Life

As of today (July 23, 2015), Ubuntu 14.10 has reached its End Of life and is no longer supported. No more package updates will be accepted to 14.10, and it will be archived to old-releases. The original End of Life warning follows, with upgrade instructions: Ubuntu announced its 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) release almost 9 months ago, on October 23, 2014. As a non-LTS release, 14.10 has a 9-month support cycle and, as such, the support period is now nearing its end and Ubuntu 14.

Upgrade to Gnome 3.16 in Ubuntu 15.04

Earlier in March this year, Gnome 3.16 stable version was released, but this version of Gnome was not made available for Ubuntu 15.04. Upgrading to Gnome 3.16 on Ubuntu 15.04 is currently possible but not recommended as you may likely run into issues since this release is largely untested fully. So ONLY do this if you really want to give it a try and ONLY on Ubuntu 15.04. Upgrade Gnome 3.

Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) reaching End of Life on July 17 2014

As announced by Adam Conrad, Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) which was released almost 9 months ago, on October 17, 2013 is nearing its end of life. This was the second release with our new 9 month support cycle and, as such, the support period is now nearing its end and Ubuntu 13.10 will reach end of life on Thursday, July 17th. At that time, Ubuntu Security Notices will no longer include information or updated packages for Ubuntu 13.

Upgrade Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS

This article is a step by step tutorial on how to upgrade your Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin to Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr. This upgrade is been carried out on a VirtualBox, I cannot guaranty if this would work in your case or not. Care needs to be taken if upgrading a LIVE system. Step 1: Backup your Data – I am afraid you would have to backup your files and documents.

Upgrade Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy to 14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr

With the release of Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr on April 17th 2014, its now time for an upgrade. Upgrading from Ubuntu 13.10 saucy salamander to 14.04 trusty tahr is quite easy and simple to accomplish but would require a lot of patients. I have outlined below best and recommended approach to achieving this: Note: Before performing any upgrade, it is advisable to backup your documents as you may run into upgrade issues with problematic applications and previous updates which may cause cause issues.

Upgrade to Virtualbox 4.3.8 in Ubuntu 13.10

Oracle has announced the release of Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.3.8, released on 25th February, 2014. This release is a maintenance release to fix lots of bugs as documented in VirtualBox ChangeLog wiki. Steps to Installing or Upgrading is as documented below: Steps: Install/Upgrade – Run the following commands: $ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian $(lsb_release -sc) contrib" /etc/apt/sources.list.d/virtualbox.list' $ wget -q http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian/oracle_vbox.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add - $ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get install virtualbox-4.

Upgrade Ubuntu Gnome 13.10 to 14.04 using VirtualBox

This article will cover the process of upgrading your Ubuntu 13.10 aka Saucy to Ubuntu 14.04 aka Trusty Tahr. Currently Ubuntu 14.04 final release won’t be available until April 2014. Note: This will be an in-place upgrade meaning your existing files and apps will be retained after the upgrade but you are advised to backup your documents just in-case you run into an unexpected issue(s). Step 1: Prereq Checks – Ensure that there are no outstanding updates by checking on System Settings Details and ensure you have “System Up-To-Date” showing – Disable any 3rd party PPA already installed via Ubuntu Software Centre Edit Software Sources Other Software and ensure all 3rd party PPA’s are not checked – Click on “Additional Drivers” and disable all 3rd party drivers Step 2: Check Ubuntu Version – Run following command in terminal console to ensure that you are upgrading Ubuntu 13.