How to Update Ubuntu Linux

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Q. How do I upgrade / update Ubuntu Linux to latest release or software such as 7.10 / Gutsy Gibbon?

A. Ubuntu 7.10 is the current version of the Ubuntu operating system. You can only directly upgrade to Ubuntu 7.10 (“Gutsy Gibbon”) from Ubuntu 7.04 (“Feisty Fawn”). First apply all updates by Clicking System > Administration > Update Manager > Check Only apply updates

Once all updates installed, click on System > Administration > Update Manager > Check > A message will appear informing you of the availability of the new release
How to Update Ubuntu Linux
Click on Upgrade button > follow the on-screen instructions.

Posted by: Vivek Gite

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  1. @antony gathungu, just install ubuntu on your xp computer; it will ask you if you want to remove windows, follow the prompt, you can choose not to remove windows; then after successful installation, you will see screen where you will choose which OS you want to boot.

  2. am getting this error when trying to update the ubuntu desktop

    W: Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/hardy-security/restricted/i18n/Translation-en_US.bz2  Could not connect to security.ubuntu.com:80 (91.189.88.37). - connect (111 Connection refused)
    

    what this error message mean?

    enlighten me please….

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