this is for 'updating the updater'........the actual mechanism that updates the Operating System and all its attendant files etc.
Being a level 1...no impact on the system or other applications.....install it.
Click on 'install updates'....you will be prompted for your password......fill it in......then click authenticate (or just hit enter).....a few seconds later it will be all over.
It really is a painless experience. you can trust the 'levels"
I use 'Timeshift' .....which is already on your LM 18.3.....(click on menu, type in timeshift....hit enter).....it works in a similar fashion to system restore on windows....only better.
Click on menu and type in ... Timeshift
you will be asked/prompted for your password.....type it in....you will see NO responss on the screen...hit enter after typing it and Timeshift will open
Click on Settings
If you have more than one hard drive connected they will show here
select the one you wish to save your backup to....then click on close. ((You can save it to the same hardrive/ssd the OS is on. It makes better sense to save it to another hdd/ssd in my opinion. If you dont have another hdd/sdd installed you can always do that later....put it on the list of things to do. (yes...keep a list)....or if you have an external hard drive which you can connect via usb, plug it in....close timehsift and then open it again...it will recognise the added drive))
You will now be back at the main window of Timeshift
Click on Create
Timeshift will simply start making a snapshot of your system as it is right now. It will save that snapshot to the spot you chose.
Simple. (and it works)
Condobloke ...Outback Australian
fed up with Windows antics...??....LINUX IS THE ANSWER....I USE LINUX MINT 18.3 EXCLUSIVELY.
Microsoft gives you Windows, Linux gives you the whole house...
It has been said that time heals all wounds. I don't agree. The wounds remain. Time - the mind, protecting its sanity - covers them with some scar tissue and the pain lessens, but it is never gone. Rose Kennedy