Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I am using Xubuntu. What do the updates do? I do not notice any difference after an update. The descriptions do not really them me and they benefit me. A way to find out what each update does is as good as an answer, since I assume that the updates do not all do the same thing.

--Update-- Also, what is the best way to figure what each update does (like a meaningful summary of each individually.) Just edit the already accepted answer.

share|improve this question
add comment

1 Answer

up vote 3 down vote accepted
  • They are bug fixes for installed apps
  • Security fixes for OS
  • Hardware fixes
  • Unity/Gnome/KDE/Xfce Fixes and updates
  • Also new features in some cases (Thanks Ashu)

They are helping you just you wont see the benefit of them all. I update regularly to make sure I have the latest security fixes. You don't need to update all the time, if you have a stable install just work with it until you feel you want to upgrade.

Bill

share|improve this answer
    
Actually, I always update. I just wanted to know what they did. –  PyRulez Jun 6 '12 at 15:41
    
Yeh totally so do I. But if you do a sudo apt-get update its just checking to see if there are any updates for each of your apps or OS bug fixes etc. That's about it I would think. –  LinuxBill Jun 6 '12 at 15:53
1  
+1 @WilliamFleming they also provide new features . add that. –  Ashu Jun 6 '12 at 16:40
    
I do know and occasionally use apt-get updates and upgrade, but I mostly use the graphical interface (it checks for you.) –  PyRulez Jun 7 '12 at 17:00
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.