Updating kernel howto
When the Update Manager opens click the Check button to see if there are updates available.
The updates will proceed and you can continue on with¬† your work.
• Drivers for the hardware you do have are updated and you need to use them.
• Most Important: Security holes have been found in earlier kernels and are fixed in the latest kernel.
Now some updates may require either you to log out of your desktop and log back in, or to reboot the machine.
There are is a new tool in development (Ksplice)¬† that allow even the update of a kernel to not require a reboot.
So it is always best to understand those systems in order to be able to properly use those system.
Within the confines of this article you will learn how to keep your Linux system up to date.
Let's take a look at how to update your system with the help of Apt.
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In fact, some distributions are distinctly different down to the type of file types they use for package management.
As you can see there are number of possible systems (and the above list is not even close to being all-inclusive).Follow these steps: Depending upon your desktop, you will either use the GNOME or the KDE front-end for Package Kit.In order to open up this tool you simply go to the Administration sub-menu of the System menu and select the Software Update entry.¬† When the tool opens (see Figure 3) you will see the list of updates.So to make the task of covering this topic less epic, I will cover the Ubuntu and Fedora systems.