Upgrade the distribution

Apt is a monster of a tool. It can help you stay right on the cutting edge with little or no effort on your part.

Let’s say, for example, you’ve had an Ubuntu installation running for a while, but you want to install the latest version of the OS. You need to do a full backup, burn a new disc, sit through a reinstallation process and cross your fingers, right? Wrong.

Type

sudo apt-get distupgrade

to bring your installed distro in line with current standards automatically.

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