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.

Ubuntu Linux: Upgrade Linux Kernel

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Q. How do I upgrade my Linux kernel version under Ubuntu Linux 7.04 / 7.10?

A. You can use any one of the following method:
(a) Command Line Tools – apt-get

(b) GUI tool

apt-get command – Upgrade Linux Kernel

Open terminal and type the following commands:
$ sudo apt-get update
Now search kernel version:
$ apt-cache search kernel-image
Now install kernel by explicitly specifying version number:
$ sudo apt-get install linux-image-2.6.xx-yy-generic
Replace xx.yy with kernel version number. Reboot the system.

GUI tools

This is recommended method for most user. Click on System > Administration > Update Manager > Click on Check button > Apply all updates including kernel.