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
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.