On 16.04 I have found that both gnome-software and the update-manager are installed by default, why is this so if gnome-software is able to carry out the same functionality as the update-manager (updating software that is)? Isn't it bad to have two software updaters installed, won't they conflict with each other at all? This does seem a bit strange to me, are there plans in maybe later releases for the gnome-software application to completely replace the update-manager or is it just going to stay like this for ever with two applications installed that can do the same thing?


This is because the gnome-software application can only handle app upgrades, not core system upgrades such as kernel upgrades, so the update-manager is needed for that.

Though this is likely to be a work in progress as on Fedora they have already managed to get the gnome-software application to handle core system upgrades, but they have a different backend to Ubuntu so it may take some time before the gnome-software application fully replaces the update-manager.

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