Linux News Today: Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS Available for System76 PCs, Ubuntu 15.10 Users Must Upgrade
As reported by us last week, Canonical announced the first point release of the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus), and it looks like the guys over System76 were pretty quick to push the update to users’ computers.
Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS is the latest, most advanced version of the Xenial Xerus operating system, and we recommend that you upgrade to it as soon as possible if you didn’t do it already. This is an important point release because it also opens up the upgrade path for users of the Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS (Trusty Tahr) distribution.
As you might know, System76 is an American computer manufacturer specializing in the distribution of laptops, desktop and server computers powered by the Ubuntu Linux OS, and they’ve announced on their Twitter account that Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS is now ready for their users, who are instructed to upgrade or update immediately.
Besides that, on July 28, Canonical stopped supporting the Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) release with security patches and software updates, as it reached the end of its support cycle. Therefore, if you’re using Ubuntu 15.10 on your System76 computer, you’re recommended to upgrade as soon as possible to Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS.
To do that, you can follow the upgrade instruction provided by Canonical at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/XenialUpgrades. Of course, if that doesn’t help, you can rely on the fantastic System76 support technicians, who are more than happy to assist you all the way with your upgrade process via email, live chat, or telephone.