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| On 6 months ago

‘Disco Dingo’ of Ubuntu to reach end of life: Make sure to upgrade

By Maheswari Kannapureddy

On January 23, Ubuntu ‘Disco Dingo’ is to reach its end of life. This news is released by canonical recently. If you are still using the version released in April, make sure you upgrade it before the deadline. This will keep you notified of all the latest security updates if you think that it is difficult to upgrade to Ubuntu. It is not. You just have to go to the upgrade option to see the instructions.

How to get notified about the latest versions?

Canonical provides a detailed guide to install the latest update and refer to the release notes in case of any issues. Go to “Settings” and select “Update manager,” click the option “Notify me of a new Ubuntu version.”

Most of the people prefer using ubuntu update releases by long term support because of its stability and its frequent updates every five years. Non-LTS versions are also stable, but it releases updates every nine months, which makes it a testing ground. They use it as a testing ground for the new features before they are embedded into newer long term support systems.

The next release is Ubuntu 20.4 ‘Focal fossa,’ which is set to be released in the month of January. All the Ubuntu 18.04 users will be receiving a notification regarding the upgrade. They are urging all the users to upgrade to 19.10 before ‘Disco Dingo’ comes to an end in the month of April. Canonical will not be offering any security updates after January 23.

So take care of all your files by creating a back up as you might lose them after the upgrade.  Along with the upgrade on the desktop and server, canonical suggests upgrading support flavors such as Kubuntu, Xubuntu, and others.  All the ubuntu-users out there, make sure to upgrade to Ubuntu 19.10 before January 23rd.

Maheswari Kannapureddy