Although you can manage your software updates through Synaptic, Ubuntu provides a dedicated tool in the form of Update Manager (launched through System, Administration, Update Manager, and shown in Figure 7.3). This tool is purposefully designed to be simple to use: when you run it, Update Manager automatically downloads the list of updates available for you and checks them all in the list it shows. As a result, all you need to do is click Install Updates and your system will be brought up-to-date. If you want a little more information about the updates, click Show Details at the bottom to see what has changed in the update.
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