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For Linux updates I'm pretty similar in that the day-to-day updates I tend to install once i'm alerted to them. On my desktop I should probably just go the extra step of keeping an entry in my crontab file to do a 'yum update -y' since it's usually up all the time anyway.
When a new major version comes out, are you pretty quick to upgrade to that also or do you wait for it to burn in for a while with other users?
For the Windows 10 updates on my laptop, I find I'm less discriminating unless there's something I'm aware of that shouldn't be installed. I generally just let it install everything. Though if you want more control over the process it seems like you have to be pretty vigilant about your settings.
I've had situations in the past (when I was still on Win 8) that I would want tight control over the update process, and somehow those settings would 'find a way' to get loosened up again. This was when MS started getting heavy handed about forcing the migration to 10.
CDP (PerraultC) said...When a new major version comes out, are you pretty quick to upgrade to that also or do you wait for it to burn in for a while with other users?
I'm faster than the Road Runner itself, especially if the new version is LTS.
LOL, you're the first one rushing into the fire. I like your devil-may-care approach lol.
Plus with an LTS it's got to be nice. If you get it right in place you don't have concern yourself with complete reinstalls for quite some time. And if the os supports an in-place upgrade, even better :-)
I just wish Fedora did LTS releases, but that's not happening (unless you count rhel/centos).
OT (maybe not):
Should I try to install Ubuntu on a PC that already has Mint and Win 7? I have those on separate HDs (long story) but I'm not sure if having a new HD with Ubuntu is necessary or overkill.
Personally I wouldn't but technically there's no reason you can't. I just wouldn't have the patience re-figuring out the partitioning requirements to do that. I just remember doing something similar years ago. It was doable but confusing to me at the time. With virtualization now being an option, it just feels unnecessary.
I'm using puppy linux retro ubuntu SULU 18.104.22.168 so I never "update."
I will be buried with my sulu tightly clenched in my hands.
I have Tahrpup 64 setup, but I'm more comfortable here on Sulu.
Is Puppy an Ubuntu spinoff now? It's been a while since I followed it.
Is it a rolling update distro?
Went to update my SystemRescueCD and less often used Clonezilla. Both have made changes that require LEARNING despite one's age and condition <VBG>. IOW, neither worked as they (prior basic versions) used to! Both require further investigation and correction to the default *.ISOs.
BTW, I can't initiate threads here so I hope that this is okay.