Keeping Software Up-to-Date

Of the many reasons to keep the software on your system up-to-date, one of the most important is security. Although you hear about software-based security breaches, you do not hear about the fixes that were available but never installed before the breach. Timely installation of software updates is critical to system security. GNU/Linux Open Source software is the ideal environment to find and fix bugs and make repaired software available quickly. When you keep your system and application software up-to-date, you keep abreast of bug fixes, new features, support for new hardware, speed enhancements, and more.


A bug is an unwanted and unintended program property, especially one that causes the program to malfunction. ...

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