I was looking for
Update Manager on Ubuntu 10.10 Netbook Edition and couldn't find it, so in Terminal I did:
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade
I got a message saying some packages were "held back" and searching online gave me the suggestion to do:
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
So I did that and it updated my kernel and now
uname -a says I have
2.6.35-23-generic #40-Ubuntu SMP. My system is still working normally, but I'm now second-guessing if I did the right thing. Was this kernel update meant for the next version of Ubuntu? Should I try to back it out?