I always thought that I was using Ubuntu 8.04 on my notebook until yesterday. Ubuntu 9.04 is out for a while. Every blog post is praising its boot-up speed and other new features. Originally, I wanna buy a netbook and install this version on it. However, after consideration, netbook would not be a good choice for me, because I spend most of time in front of my big LCD screen at office. On weekends, I don't go out often. Even so, I would not bother myself with a computer at hand.
So, my nb is all I got for trying this fantastique version. Oh, forgot to mention: my asus s200 is broken lately. Too bad. Let's bow for its great contribution to my past several years. It completes my life, really. Alright, let's back to the topic of this post: Upgrade my Ubuntu.
I used the following command to do the job for me:
sudo update-manager -dc
update-manager is a utility of ubuntu to help users update their packages in the system. With some parameters, users can also upgrade their system to a upper version. For example, 7.04 to 7.10; 7.10 to 8.04. As for me, it's 8.04 to 8.10. Wait!! Why is that? I though my system is already 8.10 for a long time. But it turns out to be 8.04. Wow wow wow. What a surprise!! How many enhancements in 8.10 I've missed!! I think maybe I was too busy in Oct. 2008, so I totally forgot this.
Alright. 8.04 -> 8.10. Let's do this first. It took a lot of time to download necessary packages and update all of them. Once it's done, I don't want to stop like this. I want 9.04. So I launched the same command again. This time, it's 8.10 to 9.04.
Everything went well too. Wonderful! Now I am enjoying my ubuntu 9.04 by posting this post on it.