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GUI Update manager vs 'apt-get upgrade'

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#1 bmike1


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Posted 24 January 2015 - 03:26 PM

This is interesting: I haven't been running apt-get upgrade for a bit but instead have been relying on the GUI Update Manager, 'mintUpdate 4.8.1'. Today I wondered if  the GUI was updating everything available so I updated with mintUpdate 4.8.1 and then opened a terminal and ran apt-get upgrade. Guess what I discovered. There were packages in the repository that needed to still be upgraded.



A/V Software? I don't need A/V software. I've run Linux since '98 w/o A/V software and have never had a virus. I never even had a firewall until '01 when I began to get routers with firewalls pre installed. With Linux if a vulnerability is detected a fix is quickly found and then upon your next update the vulnerability is patched.  If you must worry about viruses  on a Linux system only worry about them in the sense that you can infect a windows user. I recommend Linux Mint or, if you need a lighter weight operating system that fits on a cd, MX14 or AntiX.

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Posted 25 January 2015 - 11:33 AM

I've been having problems with getting kicked offline during update/upgrades for a couple months.  It's a problem with the internet provider.  Other than satellite or dial up, I have 1 option (well, actually 2, I could do without).  About once every week or two, I do exactly that.  And I've tried it the other way too, with the same results.  Course as I said above I quite often lose connection during updates either way.

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