Haven't rebooted Ubuntu server in 4-months with updates. This okay?
I'm usually familiar with the Windows world of doing updates and then having to reboot the machine for the updates to take effect. Is this the same case with Linux servers? I can understand if it's a new kernel, but I'm getting updates to things like DNS, SSH, SAMBA, some library files, tar, etc... I see that for some of the services the system stops and restarts the service, so I'm assuming the new updates are in effect? My users are running files on the server 24/7 so I can't really reboot it without giving them waaaay advanced notice, and usually they are finicky about that since they hate to have their jobs interrupted.