Ubuntu 14.04 LTS continues Ubuntu’s proud tradition of integrating the latest and greatest open source technologies into a high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution.
Although the Ubuntu team have made a great job of making the update process for the distribution really user friendly with a nice graphical user interface, one of the most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on the Ubuntu or linux forums asked by majority of linux newcomers or even ubuntu intermediate users is: How To upgrade ubuntu using command line.
Depending upon the repos you have, you could cause some serious stability issues.
Moreover, dpkg command (Debian package) is the low level package manager for Debian files (.deb).
It is the backend of apt (and aptitude), which in turn is the backend for GUI utilities like Synaptic Package Manager and Ubuntu Software Center.
Ubuntu Desktop releases offer handy GUI utilities to handle Package Management and System Update: Using a desktop computer (workstation), it is more possible that you will use these GUI utilities.
However, you can use the command line if you prefer. You can find these applications using Ubuntu Unity Dash (see image) or from the applications menu in other Ubuntu flavors.
To perform the update, you will need to: This checks the versions of packages on the system and compares them the latest information that we got when we ran the update.
We know there are issues and incomplete features, you should expect some things to work and for many things to fail.
A new release of Ubuntu operating system has been released, Ubuntu 14.04 codenamed Trusty Tahr.
This is the 5th Long Term Support (LTS) for Desktop, Server, Cloud, and Core, as well as Ubuntu 14.04 for Phone and Tablet products.
The first command I advise you to run using apt-get, will give you access to the all important manual.