How to Upgrade to Ubuntu 16.04.3

Ubuntu 16.04.3 is out. Updateing the Kernel to 4.10.

Upgrading is really easy -

sudo apt install --install-recommends linux-generic-hwe-16.04 xserver-xorg-hwe-16.04

If you installed using the Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS image you’ll automatically receive the new HWE via the Software Updater.

I was running the first instance of 16.04 so needed to update. I’ve update both my machines this was with no problems. This update fixes a load for bugs and has alot of hardware support updates.

You can check what Kernel you are running with -

uname -r

Source comes from OMG Ubuntu

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why not just # apt update; apt full-upgrade -y ?


Found an ever better way to update to a new point release!

sudo do-release-upgrade


Awesome, will give this on ago. Its always nice to have short commands to remeber :grin: