[SATLUG] Request discussion of the automatic updating of a distro
hc at lookcee.com
Sun Dec 16 19:22:56 CST 2007
I wish to make a personal comment first .. I read every post on this
list and it is the prime source for my basic education of things Linux.
Needless to say I am unable to follow many of your discussions because
you speak in command shorthand, not criticizing just reporting as a
newbie trying to digest the incredible mass of data in constant flux.
I am often confused because the solutions to problems and the How-to's
generally involve the use of the CLI when I am coming from many years of
Windows use and am only able to use Linux with GUI. I now somewhat
understand the use of the Terminal and am not quite so terrified to hit
the enter key after pasting in or typing a command. My Ubuntu install
has been in constant use now for several months without any failure. I
am currently studying with off-list assistance from a Satlug member how
networks work and how to administer them safely.
So I am making progress and am grateful to all of you that make this
list. Since every few days I am offered updates to Ubuntu and I read the
brief tag description. Most of the time I have no idea what this will do
nor any clue to some side effect that could even render my working rig
unusable. I have always allowed these updates and have not had a problem
that I am aware of. I started with FC-6 changed to Ubuntu 5.xx, then
6.10, then 7.04 where I am now. I have 7.10 installed on another box
along with SuSe 10.2. But this box contains all my work from the months
of running and has always had the 7.04 so I have held off on upgrading
to 7.10 until I have the LAN working and all my files backed up .
.... Ubuntu says: Quick and easy updates. The task bar contains an
update area where we'll notify you when there are updates available for
your system, from simple security fixes to a complete version upgrade.
The update facility enables you to keep your system up-to-date with just
a few clicks of your mouse. .....
I would be thrilled if you experienced users would discuss how to
appraise the constant flow of updates. What your feelings are about this
feature and how you use it.
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