Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander Is Reaching The End Of Life

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Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) which was released almost nine months ago is very close to an end. After the 17 of July 2014 Ubuntu Saucy Salamander will not be able to receive security updates anymore for their system because the support period is now very close to an end.

This makes every user of Ubuntu 13.10 more vulnerable to various exploits on the net, so Canonical is suggesting to upgrade Ubuntu 14.04 LTS which on the other hand is a LTS (long term supported) release and has a five year support.

“Ubuntu announced its 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) release almost 9 months ago, on October 17, 2013. 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 13.10.”, reads the official announcement.

It is very easy and straightforward to upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04. Follow the instructions shown below and everything should be ok for you:

Run the update-manager application from the Unity Dash or a command line

In Update Manager, click the Settings… button, and enter your password to start the Software Sources application.

  • Run the update-manager application from the Unity Dash or a command line.
  • In Update Manager, click the Settings… button, and enter your password to start the Software Sources application.
  • Select the sub menu Updates from the Software Sources application.
  • Confirm the “Notify me of a new Ubuntu version:” option is set to “For any new version”, and change it if otherwise.
  • Close the Software Sources application and return to Update Manager.
  • In Update Manager, click the Check button to check for new updates.
  • If there are any updates to install, use the Install Updates button to install them, and press Check again after that is complete.
  • A message will appear informing you of the availability of the new release.
  • Click Upgrade.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions.

What about your Ubuntu server? In your terminal and run the following commands.

sudo apt-get install update-manager-core
do-release-upgrade

Then follow the on-screen instructions.

Still need help, well, refer the following link to know how to upgrade to 14.04(both server & desktop)..

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS was released April 17, 2014 under the codename “Trusty Tahr”. Canonical will update it for the next five years. It is available in both versions: 32 bit and 64 bit.

For questions please refer to our Q/A forum at : http://ask.unixmen.com/

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