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To update Ubuntu, I periodically use apt-get update and apt-get dist-upgrade. Is this or is this not advisable for Lubuntu on a low-spec machine (single core 2.66 GHz, 1GB memory)? Will use of it cause Lubuntu to "bloat" to the point of defeating the original design intentions of Lubuntu.

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    It's just upgrading.. The same as upgrading any other way. – Seth May 7 '14 at 16:22
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There are three ways to update your system; the Software updater, the Synaptic Package manager, and apt-get. I believe all three will yield the same results, so there is no danger of "bloating" your system.

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