Upgrade Linux Mint From One Version To The Next

Derek shows us how to do it properly:

With static release Linux distributions, upgrading from one major version to the next can be scary. So many packages have to be updated, so there is always the chance of something going wrong, but Linux Mint has a really great upgrade tool. In this video, I’m going to upgrade one of my Linux Mint installations from version 20.3 to the latest version 21.

Nice. Ok. You see now why fancy Orca doesn’t run Mint? =^.^=


  1. ๐Ÿ™‚ It looks as though Linux Mint has made a lot of progress in the area of upgrading to a newer version.

    In the past, you could only upgrade to a particular series; for example, if one was Linux Mint 19 you could upgrade all the way up to Linux Mint 19.3.

    When Linux Mint 20 came out, Linux Mint users had to perform a fresh installation.

    Ubuntu has a direct upgrade path (They had it for many years).

    Anyone who is on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS can upgrade to Ubuntu 22.04 LTS with a click of a button.

    Static releases, in my opinion, take way too long to upgrade to the latest version.

    Anyway, I am quite contented with vanilla Arch Linux; install it today and it updates forever (Provided that you do not miss a few updates).

    I enjoyed Dereck Taylor’s YouTube video; it made me reminisce about the days when Linux Mint was my daily driver.

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    • I’m with you on the Arch-way, Renard. Install once, roll with it until you or your computer dies. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Only my Arch is poor little Manjaro, which was also my first distro hop after I couldn’t wrap my head around Mint. So with some coaching and help by my guruine I – as a total stupid n00b – hopped directly into Arch … kinda. And now I’m back on Manjo since April 2021: https://orcaflotta.blog/2021/04/30/minimax-is-on-manjaro-now/

      Not the typical Linux career, isn’t it? Too stupid for Mint but happy on Manjaro. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

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        • Without my guruine first screwing my head right way on by telling me “Get rid of that Ubuntu shit and install Manjaro!” and then secondly praying me through all the terminal commands very patiently, I’d still be a somewhat unhappy Windows user. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

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