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Upgrading Your Ubuntu Distribution

Learn how-to modify your update settings in Ubuntu

Steve Smith, host of your TQA Weekly, how to update Ubuntu's security patches, feature rich software updates and distributions.

Episode #2-20 released on February 12, 2012

My name is Steve Smith, and your listening to TQA Weekly. Today, I'll explain how to tweak Ubuntu to update more than just program addons and updates, I'll show you how to allow Ubuntu to change version.

Changing the update settings in Ubuntu isn't hard. And getting the latest updates automatically or manually doesn't have to scare anyone. I'm going to show you how to use these two sections of Ubuntu so you can better understand how to control your Ubuntu experience.

If some of you are wondering why this is a skill you may require, or why you should learn this? I'd have to say a few good valid reason. Security, updated feature sets, better stability and bragging rights. The next version of Ubuntu is suppose to get rid of drop down menus, curious? You'll only have to type your intention like copy, or paste, and the program will load the correct function or options menus. This means we will faster ease of use, and in the future with voice command, more cool features than current commercialized operating systems. All this is a free, safe operating system.

In order to access the updates options, select the gear icon in the top, right area of the screen beside your username. Select the updates menus, just below the startup applications.

Click check, to manually update your version of Ubuntu, add security patches, and feature rich updates to software.

Click on settings to manually configure the options to allow you to apply and verify for updates just the drop down menus. It is not recommended to use the never options.

Please be sure to confirm that under Install Updates from, that important security updates, and recommended updates are checked.

To configure for maximum feature rich implementation, always having the latest security patches, and get the very latest versions of Ubuntu, you may do the following.

  • Automatically check for updates should be set to daily.
  • When there are security updates should be set to download and install automatically.
  • When there are other updates should be set to display immediately.
  • Notify me of new Ubuntu versions should be set to for any new versions.

Next Week, I'll continue my hard coder series, and show you how to structure code in order to start classifying and positioning text and other content within the browser.

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Host : Steve Smith | Music : Jonny Lee Hart | Editor : Steve Smith | Producer : Zed Axis Productions