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Old 07-29-2018, 02:27 PM   #1
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Hi Zbigniew.

I have a very old laptop that I dig out once in a while.

I know that updating Debian or Ubuntu distros are fine even if I only update about once a month or even once every 2 months, etc.

Would 4MLinux also be ok if I ran updates so rarely? Or could something break?

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Old 07-29-2018, 03:54 PM   #2
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the best practice is to update it when you switch it on.
Nothing will be broken, just sometimes you need to apply security related patches (at least).
 
Old 07-29-2018, 07:27 PM   #3
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It depends on what a computer is used for. In your case, just install major releases (which are issued quarterly).

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Old 07-30-2018, 10:49 AM   #4
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It depends on what a computer is used for. In your case, just install major releases (which are issued quarterly).

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It'd be used for basic stuff - web browsing mostly. Do you mean do a complete reinstall of when 4MLinux-26.0-32bit.iso gets released as stable, then 4MLinux-27.0-32bit.iso, etc. rather than doing updates?
 
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the best practice is to update it when you switch it on.
Nothing will be broken, just sometimes you need to apply security related patches (at least).
Hi pan64. I'd run zk update.
 
Old 07-30-2018, 03:39 PM   #6
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It'd be used for basic stuff - web browsing mostly. Do you mean do a complete reinstall of when 4MLinux-26.0-32bit.iso gets released as stable, then 4MLinux-27.0-32bit.iso, etc. rather than doing updates?
No need to reinstall. Just run the zk update command.

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No need to reinstall. Just run the zk update command.

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Ok, thanks again.
 
  


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