I had the chance to upgrade from Ubuntu 12.10 to 13.04 Final Beta last night on my netbook. As is customary now, every six months this public transit-friendly computer goes through a mandated OS upgrade… and what a treat!
The Unity Desktop & Netbook environment is maturing and it shows! It’s much faster, more responsive, and allows me to fully enjoy my morning treat: Programming some Rails while riding Caltrain (Is there a pun? Didn’t think so either).
So, how does one upgrade to a pre-release version of Ubuntu? Easy!
Open the Terminal and type the following command:
sudo do-release-upgrade -d
There is a GUI-based way to do it as well, but who would want to do that anyway!?