Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) will be released on October 19, 2017. This version will be supported for 9 months until July 2018. For those looking for long term support versions of Ubuntu, they may want to install Ubuntu 16.04 (LTS) or wait for then upcoming 18.04 (LTS). The LTS versions are usually supported for 5 years.
This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to upgrade from Ubuntu 17.04 to 17.10 when it is released in October. I’m writing this tutorial so that when 17.10 is released you can come back and use this guide to upgrade your system.
If you don’t want to do an in-place upgrade, you can download the ISOs image from its download page and upgrade from the CD/DVD or do a clean install.