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How to upgrade to Linux Mint 18.1 from Mint 18?

Linux Mint, From a new comer to some pro-level fellows prefer it. The simplicity, readability, stability and at the same time the availability of Linux Mint in amazing DE(Desktop Environments) attracts users world widely. Well, I guess the intro was not needed but still, for our new-comers it should be here(Shouldn't it be?)

Well, coming to the topic, How to upgrade to Linux Mint 18.1, the latest release from Mint team.Just days back, Linux Mint 18.1 released.So after the release of the update, Mint team also pushed the upgrade option for users already on Linux Mint 18.So here is how you can upgrade easily.
Before proceeding, As Mint team has made an documentation over the way to upgrade to Linux Mint 18.1,as they said there "If it ain't broke, Don't Fix it", so on this comment we would say the same, don't upgrade if you are having no or very few issues, one should have good reason to upgrade.
You might be thinking why so? Then answer is you never know what problems are waiting in the newer version. It will be a safe step to stick to a stable version with no issues. One will get the same package updates on Mint 18 as on Mint 18.1 will.
  • Launch Update Manager and simply click on the refresh button the top panel of the window, now after the update list update, see for 'mintupdate' and 'mint-upgrade-info' in the list. 
  • Now just apply the update if both are there, it will simply grab the upgrade option right in the 'Edit' menu.
    Linux Mint 18.1 Serena Update option
    There you can see an option to upgrade to "Upgrade to Linux Mint 18.1 Serena" just click on it and follow the screen as directs.
So, this is the best and easiest way to upgrade to Linux Mint 18.1.

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