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I'm using Ubuntu 11.04, and installing regular automatic updates. Since 11.10 is out, I expected it will be auto upgraded, but no, I'm still:

$ cat /etc/issue
Ubuntu 11.04

Now I want for example modal dialogs, but if I understand well, update will get only 11.10 users.

Is Ubuntu auto updating major versions?

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11.10 is not out yet. only the alpha has been released and the final version will be released in october and you will notified through the update manager when that happens .

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Will I be able to update without any harm? Thanks. – umpirsky Jul 5 '11 at 7:32
@umpirsky most probably . – Alaukik Jul 5 '11 at 8:41
Ubuntu 11.10, Ubuntu's version numbers always refer to the year of release, and the month of release. So 11.10 means the 10th month (october) of the year 2011. – RobinJ Jul 5 '11 at 10:17

Above is correct but better to run the official upgrade than just change your sources to the next version.

Run this from a terminal:

sudo update-manager -d

This will give you an upgrade option to the next version at the top of the updates window. Click this and follow instructions.

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If You want an alpha release, just change your sources.list in /etc/apt and replace all natty with oneiric. Then type sudo apt-get dist-upgrade. After upgrade completes, you should have 11.10 release.

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Thanks, I'll wait for an official release. But it's good to know this. – umpirsky Jul 5 '11 at 8:48
This isn't correct, please see:… – Jorge Castro Jul 5 '11 at 13:47

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