Plasma 5, the new generation of KDE's desktop has been developed to make it smoother to use while retaining the familiar setup.The latest bugfix release 5.10.5 of the Plasma 5.10 series is the default in this version of Kubuntu.It’s recommended to update/upgrade all installed packages before upgrading.To update Ubuntu, press Ctrl — Alt — T on your keyboard to open the commands terminal.To upgrade to Kubuntu 17.10 from 17.04: Detailed instructions with screenshots can be found here: Kubuntu 17.04 to 17.10 Upgrade Or brief instructions are below: - Open Discover or optionally Muon Package Manager - Ensure that your current system is up to date by installing available updates If for some reason Discover does not then offer you the upgrade to 17.10, but you know it is available, you can do one of the following: - Launch the graphical release upgrade by opening Krunner, or Konsole (or other terminal), and run: A bug in the original Linux 4.13 kernel shipped in Kubuntu (and Ubuntu and other flavours) 17.10 can leave users unable to update any of their BIOS settings, including their system’s boot order, after booting this version of Ubuntu.If you have already installed Kubuntu 17.10 on an affected system before the release of the ISOs or updated kernel, you may not immediately notice this problem because Kubuntu will continue to boot from disk.I considered installing it again from scratch, but then I'm sure there's about 1000 configuration files which I don't think about right now but which I will need to edit afterwards... But upgrading from 8.04 to 9.10, via 8.10 and 9.04 can lead to problems anyway. A fresh install might be quicker, but you might also forget to backup some config files.
My question is: How can I upgrade my distribution (Kubuntu 8.04) to the next version using the command line only?
Kubuntu comes with KDE Applications 17.04.3 containing all your favorite apps from KDE.
This is the 17.04.3 update with bugfixes and translation updates.
When it opens run the commands below to update After updating, you may want to reboot the machine.
When you log back on, click System Settings then open Software & Updates Next, select the Updates tab On that panel, set the “Notify me of a new Ubuntu version” drop-down menu to “For any new version” After that, press Alt F2 on your keyboard to open the command box. The Update Manager should open up and tell you: New distribution release ‘17.10′ is available.
I'll go with a fresh install when I got the time again.