Today’s April 23, 2009 and you know what that means. Ubuntu 9.04 is to be released in it’s final state.
To upgrade from Ubuntu 8.10 on a desktop system, press Alt+F2 and type in “update-manager -d” (without the quotes) into the command box. Update Manager should open up and tell you: New distribution release ‘9.04’ is available. Click Upgrade and follow the on-screen instructions.
To upgrade from Ubuntu 8.10 on a server system: install the update-manager-core package if it is not already installed; edit /etc/update-manager/release-upgrades and set Prompt=normal; launch the upgrade tool with the command sudo do-release-upgrade; and follow the on-screen instructions.
I’ve been using Jaunty Jackalope since the early Alpha releases with few problems and the ones that were there have disappeared thanks to speedy updates!