Ubuntu As A Server – 12.04 LTS – Precise Pangolin Released Today! (Plus how to upgrade!)


Ubuntu As A Server

This morning Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS – Precise Pangolin was released!

Ubuntu said that it will be supported for 5 years (2017) for not the server but the desktop version as well.

Remember that running Ubuntu as a Server is a simple task! Don’t make it any harder than it is, just do it!

This is the first time Ubuntu has decided to move up the desktop support from the typical 3 year, to a 5 year support cycle.

Issue the following commands to first update your system to the last available patch of the version you are on:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade -y

Now issuse the upgrade commands to move your release up to Precise Pangolin!

sudo apt-get install update-manager-core
sudo do-release-upgrade

This may take a while and it will want to reboot after issuing these commands but give it sometime depending on the hardware you are using for this.


  • Ensure that you do this physically from the computer, I have seen issues where networking won’t work properly after a reboot.