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Learn Linux in a Month of Lunches by Steven Ovadia

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Chapter 18. Updating the operating system

Keeping your Linux system up-to-date is important for security reasons but also for functionality reasons. When you update your system, you’re updating the operating system, but also the software, which means you’re getting new features and improvements as they come into your repository.

You’re also fixing any security vulnerabilities that have been discovered and corrected. Programmers are human. They make mistakes in their code and sometimes these mistakes can compromise the security of our computers. Updates often occur because someone found a mistake and then fixed it. Keeping your system up-to-date is important to keep your system running well.

Updating and upgrading your system

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