Upgrade the Kubuntu Focus Suite. This includes Kubuntu 20.04 LTS, curated apps, hardware optimizations, and UX preferences.
Kubuntu Long-Term Support release cycles last for three (3) years. As deciphered from the release number in the format YY.MM, Kubuntu 18.04 LTS was released in April of 2018. With three years of support, it reached end-of-life (EOL) in April of 2021.
Due to the end of Kubuntu 18.04 LTS's support cycle, all users of Kubuntu Focus products purchased containing Kubuntu 18.04 LTS need to upgrade to receive software and security updates. Without these upgrades, your system may become prone to security vulnerabilities and not recieve the benefits of newer software.
We recommend a clean install as the preferred upgrade path. In addition to making your system feel refreshed, this will allow for the fewest software and configuration conflicts.
To do a clean install, make sure the information in your home directory is backed-up and follow our Clean Install Guided Solution.
We do not recommend this method. As with any major OS upgrade, it can result in software and configuration conflicts. You will also need to update any custom software repositories you may have added, and this can be tedius and and error prone.
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