Final beta of the next Ubuntu long term support (LTS) release 20.04 was released earlier this week.
Seems pretty cool!
Upgrading to Ubuntu 20.04
Similar to previous posts on upgrading Ubuntu Linux (Upgrade from Hardy heron to Intrepid Ibex, for example), the procedure is:
The first 3 steps are preparing your OS for upgrade by installing all the possible updates within your current major release, and you may even be asked to reboot your Ubuntu system.
apt-get upgrade reported this:
apt-get dist-upgrade continued:
First attempt to do-release-upgrade insisted on rebooting:
And it’s the next do-release-upgrade after the reboot that did the actual distro upgrade:
And thats’ the end result: freshly upgraded Ubuntu VM: