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Ubuntu 18.04 final beta came out a few days back. Ubuntu 18.04 will be released soon and I have recently upgraded RAM on my computer. I previously had less RAM so I started using Xubuntu, but now I want to move back to Ubuntu (although it's no longer the same, with GNOME desktop and all).

What would be the best way to do it? I don't want to lose data and would like to keep the applications I have installed on my Xubuntu 16.04 system. So in summary: I want to know if there's a way to move from Xubuntu 16.04 to Ubuntu 18.04 (with the GNOME desktop, not Xubuntu 18.04) and if yes, how reliable it is. Or would I have to just clean install?

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sudo apt update && sudo apt dist-upgrade && sudo apt autoremove
sudo apt-get install update-manager-core

Then open the update-manager configuration file and make sure the Prompt line is set to lts

sudo nano /etc/update-manager/release-upgrades

Prompt=lts then do the upgrade

  $ sudo do-release-upgrade
  • I wish to move from Xubuntu 16.04 to Ubuntu 18.04 once it releases. I wanted to know if there's a way. – siebenheaven Apr 8 '18 at 9:22

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