I am planning to upgrade to 16.04 from 14.04 as soon as a stable version is released. How can I check easily that whether all my current apps will be compatible and supported on the new LTS version instead of visiting each apps' website and finding out?

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    Why do you assume they will not work? Anyone gave you the impression they would not? Ubuntu tends to be as backwards compatible as possible from what I noticed in the past and 16.04 is an LTS, and those tend to be on the cautious side (ie. targeted more to stable than to new). Nonetheless: I agree with Charles Green though I would wait for a few months. The 14.04->16.04 upgrade path will arrive -later- than the 16.04 relasese. It will be the 16.04.2 release that lets you do that. At that time all features of 16.04 are known and used already. – Rinzwind Nov 21 '15 at 22:55
  • @Rinzwind Actually I am concerned about Matlab (Linux version). – Subhadip Roy Nov 22 '15 at 5:59

Install a virtual machine manager, such as VMPlayer or VirtualBox, load Ubuntu 16.04 into that, and within the virtual machine test all of your applications.

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