Ubuntu MATE 19.04 reaches end of life

As of today (January 23, 2020) Ubuntu MATE 19.04 has reached EOL (End of Life) and is no longer supported. There will be no more updates or security patches for this release.

Being an interim release, these are only supported for 9 months.

How do I check?

See which version you are running by opening the :monitor: System Monitor and checking the System tab.

Still using 19.04?

The upgrade path will be to the current interm release, 19.10, supported until July 2020. To upgrade, open :update: Software Updater and follow the steps.

Or alternately, via the :terminal: Terminal:

sudo do-release-upgrade
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Chose the terminal route, but it took some time. Worth the wait, thanks!!! Do i need to upgrade my usb drive with the iso image too?

Yep, it would be a good idea to put a new copy of 19.10 (or later) onto your USB drive for future installations and live sessions.

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