Release Upgrade

Release Upgrade

Upgrade Kubuntu Focus Suite

Upgrade the Kubuntu Focus Suite with Kubuntu 24.04 LTS, Focus Tools, curated apps, UX preferences, and hardware optimizations.

Please read the disclaimer before proceeding. We review and update guided solutions regularly. If you have suggestions or requests, please write support@kfocus.org.

Background

This document shows how to upgrade to Kubuntu Focus Suite 22.04 (Jammy), NOT 24.04 (Noble)! As with previous LTS releases, Kubuntu will provide an officially supported upgrade version expected in August 2024. That will be version 24.04.1. We will advise customers with 22.04 on how to upgrade their system around that time. Ongoing validation and support will continue for the models shown in the Model Matrix chart.

Kubuntu Long-Term Support release cycles last for three (3) years. The release code is shown in the format YYYY.MM. Kubuntu 24.04 LTS was released in April 2024 and is supported through April 2027. Kubuntu 22.04 LTS was released in April 2022 and is supported through April 2025.

In-Place Upgrade

Due to possible configuration conflicts and missing features, we do not support this upgrade method. In testing, we found issues that are hard or impossible for a novice to fix. We highly encourage you to back up your data and do a Clean Install instead. In-place upgrades are done at your own risk.

Make sure you backup your data first.

Revisions

This is a partial revision history. See the git repository for all entries.

Disclaimer

We try hard to provide a useful solution validated by professionals. However, we cannot anticipate every situation, and therefore cannot guarantee this procedure will work for your needs. Always backup your data and test the solution to determine the correct procedure for you.

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