As a Linux user, you definitely do not want to miss any updates that keep you safe. To make it easier, today we will learn how to update Ubuntu, Linux Mint and Elementary OS without getting involved with the terminal.
Why update via desktop
If you have used Windows and macOS before, then you are probably used to their desktop applications that make updating easy and convenient.
Ubuntu can be updated via the command line, but you may want an easier experience or you may not want to memorize the commands. Rest assured that a desktop-based update application, such as Ubuntu Software Updater, will does the same for you in one comprehensible form.
Remember to restart as soon as possible after the updates have been applied, if these update applications ask you to do so.
Update Ubuntu via desktop
Launch Software Updater from your app menu and the app will automatically find the updates for you. If updates are available, click Install Now and you will be prompted Password before start download and installation.
If you are curious about the purpose of updating packages, you can click on the Technical Description before updating to see the details of each package.
Update Linux Mint on the desktop
The Linux Mint desktop updater is called Update Manager. It should appear in the status bar of your taskbar, as a small shield with a red dot - when it contains available updates.
Alternatively, you can start by finding Update Manager in its menu application you.
Click Refresh to make sure all available updates have been found. If you want to know the details of incoming updates, click on each one and click on the Description, Packages and Changelog tabs.
Elementary OS update
Click the Update All button to apply The updates. Alternatively, you can click Update individual packages that you want to update. In either case, you will be prompted for the password first start η installation.
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