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Old 02-14-2017, 05:37 PM   #1
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Question Zorin 9 update


Where do I go to get an update for Zorin 9 core that won't erase the data on my drive ? Thanks - Pat
 
Old 02-14-2017, 05:47 PM   #2
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Is it Zorin 12 that you want to upgrade to?

If so, this page https://zorinos.com/help/upgrade-zorin-os/ indicates that you have to backup your data, fresh install the new version, then restore your data.
 
Old 02-14-2017, 05:59 PM   #3
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According to the Zorin page at the link below, it is based on Ubuntu 14.04 and should be supported until April, 2019.

http://zoringroup.com/blog/2014/07/1...-are-released/

Open a terminal and run: sudo apt-get update

If you want to upgrade to a newer version, follow the link posted above.
 
Old 02-14-2017, 06:13 PM   #4
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Open a terminal and run: sudo apt-get update
Unless Zorin has implemented APT in a strange way, won't that need to be followed by a sudo apt-get upgrade?
 
Old 02-14-2017, 09:45 PM   #5
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Unless Zorin has implemented APT in a strange way, won't that need to be followed by a sudo apt-get upgrade
The only thing the OP asked is how to get an "update". Doesn't clarify what he wants to update or why.
 
Old 02-15-2017, 05:12 AM   #6
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The only thing the OP asked is how to get an "update". Doesn't clarify what he wants to update or why.
Aw come on. You know that sudo apt-get update merely updates the system's knowledge of which package versions are available in the repos. It doesn't, by itself, update any of the packages themselves until you carry out a sudo apt-get upgrade.

Admittedly, the OP has given us next to no information, but the chances that they purely wanted to carry out an update of the package indexes is pretty remote. They most probably want to carry out a version upgrade of the entire system, or an update to their package versions within the current system version.

The whole APT idea of "update" and then "upgrade" (let's forget dist-upgrade for the moment ;-)) exists for historical reasons and is highly confusing for newbies who think that "update" should do just as it claims but doesn't. Despite the OP's lack of information, we shouldn't be giving out advice that might muddy the waters even more.

In my humble opinion.
 
Old 02-15-2017, 06:42 AM   #7
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Aw come on. You know that sudo apt-get update merely updates the system's knowledge of which package versions are available in the repos
Absolutely correct. Now all that is left for me to do is to figure out why I posted what I did.
 
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Old 02-15-2017, 06:49 AM   #8
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Absolutely correct. Now all that is left for me to do is to figure out why I posted what I did.
No worries, yancek. It gave me the opportunity to have a little rant about the confusing nomenclature used by the apt-get command, and illustrated it at the same time. ;-)
 
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Old 03-18-2017, 12:42 PM   #9
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Unhappy Go elswhere ?

I have a hard time using linux. Some things just don't work or are much more complicated than they need to be. I might install windows and try running it within Robolinux. If that's all screwball I'll go back to Windows 7.
 
Old 03-18-2017, 11:17 PM   #10
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I have a hard time using linux. Some things just don't work or are much more complicated than they need to be. I might install windows and try running it within Robolinux. If that's all screwball I'll go back to Windows 7.
Please, for your sake, give Linux a fighting chance before abandoning it for Windoze. You will be rewarded handsomely for sticking it out and learning Linux. Start with a distro that's user friendly to you. For previous Windoze users Zorin 9 is quite user friendly and fairly fast. For people trying to break away from Windoze Linux Mint is another great distro to cut your Linux teeth on. I've set many folks up with Mint and each love it. Here https://www.linuxmint.com/ you can get either Mate or Cinnamon. I suggest you get both versions and play around with each "live" version and see which you like the best. For older computers Linux "lite" is really hard to beat.But Zorin 9 seems to be as fast as Linux Lite. Remember the various version are all pretty much based on Ubuntu as the core OS with a simple and easy front end graphical user interface. So...with Zorin 9, Linux Lites latest version, the two Linux versions above I feel you will be able to find a version that will really "click" with you. Don't be afraid to come back and ask more questions any time. Remember, Rome was's built in a day and your Linux learning period will definitely take more than a day but worth every minute/hour you spend at the keyboard.
 
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