[xubuntu-users] how to upgrade

Peter Flynn peter at silmaril.ie
Sat Aug 25 18:43:01 UTC 2018

On 25/08/18 00:06, nomedarosa9 wrote:
> hello, friends!
> I'm still learning how to use Linux so I wanna know more about 
> upgrading, since my 16.04 version is already receiving notifications 
> about 18.04.

Others have warned against 18.04 and some have said it works for them.
I moved off Xubuntu to Mint 18 running Enlightenment so I'm an edge case 
and can't comment :-)

> is there anything I should take care with? will I lose any files upon 
> upgrading?

No, upgrades don't touch user files so they should be fine (stuff in 
/home/thiago or wherever your home directory is), but as Spass 
suggested, it's always a good idea to back up regularly anyway.

If you have manually changed anything in the rest of the system (eg in 
/usr or /etc), that will get overwritten, so you need to have copies if 
you want to reapply the same changes afterwards.


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