Sunday, 4 March 2012

Don't Forget the Update Manager

However recent a build you install, be sure to update your Linux install at the earliest opportunity. It is a credit to the Open Source community that patches and security updates are applied on a continual and ad-hoc basis. While no computer software is ever guaranteed complete security, you can enjoy the benefits of a well-supported distribution.

In Ubuntu, you have only to launch the Update Manager and click on 'Check Now' to invoke the update process manually.

Also, don't forget the ‘PowerMenu’ (the top-right cog-wheel icon contains an entry for 'Software up to Date' or 'Software Updates Available.' RC