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What are PPAs and how do I use them?

I keep reading about Personal Package Archives ('PPAs') and people answer questions with a link to a PPA. What's the best way to use these? There are multiple valid answers for this question ...
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2answers
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How to upgrade a server from 12.04 to 16.04?

The machine has no desktop, only a command shell. It is running 12.04. I have been doing apt-get update & upgrade weekly for four years. How do I convert it to 16.04 from the command line? I have ...
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1answer
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How to upgrade ubuntu in side virtual box installed using vagrant?

I have Ubuntu 14 installed to my virtual machine(Virtual Box) using vagrant. Now I want to upgrade it to Ubuntu 16. I have an ISO image of Ubuntu 16 with me. Is it possible to upgrade to latest ...
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Is Ubuntu 16.04 STABLE? [closed]

I would like to know if its safe to install UBUNTU 16.04 (safe as if stable unlike 15). If its stable, is it directly up-grad-able from 14.04 with out carry out a clean installation.
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4answers
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Why is “No new release found” when upgrading from a LTS to the next?

I'm following the upgrade instructions on Ubuntu's website, but on launching the upgrade tool I get this response: Checking for a new ubuntu release No new release found Am I doing something wrong? ...
2
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2answers
448 views

How to upgrade from 14.04 to 16.04? [duplicate]

I would like to upgrade an Ubuntu system from 14.04 to 16.04. I ran the usually referenced command: sudo update-manager -d Which is strangely proposing to upgrade to 14.10: If I then ask for the ...
2
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0answers
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upgrade from14.04 to 15.04

I'm having a problem with upgrading from 14.04 to 15.05.The system collects all the files but during installation, approximately two thirds of the way through installation, the screen closes and there ...
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1answer
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How to update from 15.10 to 16.04 without losing the data? [duplicate]

I want to update from 15.10 to 16.04 . I am new to ubuntu so please i need your help . Also , i don't want to lose my data .
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1answer
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Updating Ubuntu 14.04 to 15.10 Failed

I tried to upgrade from 14.04 to 15.10 and everything crashed. Nothing is working D: Sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade It's not working!!
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1answer
74 views

using apt to migrate from 1504 to 1604 [duplicate]

I forgot how to migrate from 1504 to 1604 using apt. I am not sure how to do this it has been so long. I am not even sure where to look for this help. Thank you
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3answers
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I have a netbook I can't format (for legal reasons) and cannot upgrade from the terminal to Ubuntu 14.04 from 10.04

I have a netbook that we're given during high school for educational purposes, which has a Linux, and now that I'm in college I want to start using it. It has Ubuntu 10.~ and when I use the sudo apt-...
0
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0answers
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Upgrade from Linux 14 to linux 15 [duplicate]

Read the previous thread from last year, Feb, about upgrading from Linux 14 to linux 15. After my old Linux 14 went bonkers had to reload to 14 because all I had was a 10.10 disk. Having done all ...
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0answers
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ubuntu upgrade process

I've been running ubuntu 14.04 desktop for about a year and am very happy with it. I'd like to upgrade so using brasero, I burned bootable DVDs for 14.10 and 15.10. I have backed up my work but I'd ...
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3answers
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Core i5 4200u, can it handle Ubuntu? [duplicate]

i'm running Windows 10 on a laptop, upgraded from 8 to 8.1 then 10, cpu is core i5 4200u, can it handle Ubuntu? if i installed 15.10, can i upgrade to 16.04 LTS when it comes out?
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33answers
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Comparison of backup tools

This question exists because it has historical significance, but it is not considered a good, on-topic question for this site, so please do not use it as evidence that you can ask similar questions ...

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