How to Upgrade to Ubuntu 17.10 from Ubuntu 17.04 Desktop

October 18, 2017 — 3 Comments

Ubuntu 17.10

Ubuntu 17.10 Artful Aardvark will be released soon today. Here’s how you can upgrade from the Ubuntu 17.04 desktop.

Ubuntu 17.10 replaces Unity with Gnome Shell as its default desktop environment. It’s powered by 4.13 Kernel and runs Gnome on Wayland by default. Xorg is also available for choice.

A fresh install of Ubuntu 17.10 is recommended. But for those who want to upgrade from Ubuntu 17.04, do:

1. First is always backup your important data, bookmarks, and other user documents.

2. Launch Software & Updates utility from application launcher,

  • in first tab, choose “Download from” Main server
  • in Other Software tab, remove/disable all third-party repositories.
  • in Additional Drivers tab, choose an open-source driver if a proprietary one is in use.

3. Remove other desktop environments (KDE, Cinnamon, etc). Upgrading desktop packages may take a few more minutes in the upgrading process.

4. Make you system up-to-date by running command in terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T):

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade

5. Finally launch Software Updater to get the upgrade option. Or run following command (-d is required before it’s officially announced):

sudo update-manager -d

Click the Upgrade button and confirm in the next release note dialog to start the upgrading wizard.

Note: while the upgrading process, you need a few clicks to confirm installing or removing some packages.

I'm a freelance blogger who started using Ubuntu 5+ years ago and wishes to share my experiences and some useful tips with Ubuntu beginners and lovers. Please notify me if you find any typo/grammar/language mistakes. English is not my native language. Contact me on Google Plus or email to ubuntuhandbook1@gmail.com

3 responses to How to Upgrade to Ubuntu 17.10 from Ubuntu 17.04 Desktop

  1. hi, i have ubuntu gnome 17.04 and i upgrade my os to ubuntu 17.10
    i noticed that i have 5 sessions (3 gnome and 2 ubuntu)
    and the start logo is gnome

    how i can remove the 3 gnome sessions and replace the gnome start logo by the ubuntu logo start
    to sum up , i want my os seem like a new installation

  2. i have this problem when iam trying to upgrade how can i help it

    https://imgur.com/a/F0ltJ

  3. why telegram do not read amharic? text how should i fix it

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