In this short instructive guide, we shall look at the steps for upgrading to Ubuntu 16.10 “Yakkety Yak” which was released last week on Thursday, from Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Long Term Support) “Xenial Xerus”.
Then you can go by the on-screen directives to complete the upgrade process.
That is it, I hope that all went well with the upgradation, you can now test the new features present in Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak.
If you already have an open question at https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu Update Manager).
If you are Using Unity click the top icon in the dash and search for "update manager".
Wait for the Update Manager to check for available updates.
Important: The next section which cover instructions for Ubuntu server upgrade also works for those who wish to upgrade from the command line on desktop. In Update Manager, click on Settings button to start the Software Sources application. Select the Updates sub menu from the interface below.
Open the terminal and run the command below to start the Update Manager.
You can as well open it from the Unity Dash by searching for Software & Updates.
Then change the “Notify me of a new Ubuntu version:” from “For long-term support versions” to “For any new version” and click Close to return to the Update Manager. Assuming that there are any updates to install, click on the Install Now button to install them, otherwise use the Check button to check for new updates, that is if the Update Manager does not check for them automatically. After the updates have completed installing, the message below will appear informing you of the availability of the new release, Ubuntu 16.10. If you do not see it, click on Check button again and it should appear.