Ubuntu Upgrade Question

I have a box with Ubuntu Linux 9.0.4 which is end of life. How can I upgrade this to the newest version without any data or settings looss?
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jschristian44Connect With a Mentor Commented:
You can upload all your data to an online file storage, or create a DVD Disk with your stuff on which is usually what I do.  But I am pretty sure with the newest Ubuntu that is out, you can choose to just install the new version on top of the old version without losing any files.  Try and see if you can find that option, should be one of the first that you see.
fleamourianConnect With a Mentor Commented:
System-> Administration-> Update manager-> Settings-> Release Upgrade-> Show new distribution releases: Normal Releases.
wesly_chenConnect With a Mentor Commented:
1. Recommend upgrade to 10.4LTS (Long Term Support, 2 years for desktop and 5 years for Ubuntu server, up to 2015).
Check this URL for Ubuntu Support cycle

2. Apply all the latest patches in the current major release first.
Check this article for upgrade procedure
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