This is a series that offers a gentle introduction to Linux for newcomers.
In this article we introduce various ways to install software using a graphical interface.
On a fresh installation of Ubuntu 21.04, the system prompts us to update. The updates are handled by Software Updater.
This program updates installed software and their associated packages with important software updates for security or with recommended patches. It also informs users when updates are available, listing them in alphabetical order for users to choose which updates to install.
Let’s go ahead with the update by clicking the Install Now button.
The image above shows the update in progress. If we click on the > Details we can see each package being prepared and installed.
The Software Updater can update the operating system to new versions which are released every six months for standard releases or every two years for Long Term Support releases.
All articles in this series:
|Linux For Starters|
|Part 1||What is Linux? Why use Linux? What do I need?|
|Part 2||Choose a Linux distribution meeting your specific needs and requirements.|
|Part 3||Make a bootable Ubuntu USB stick in Windows.|
|Part 4||We show you how to install Ubuntu 21.04 on your hard disk.|
|Part 5||Things to do after installing Ubuntu.|
|Part 6||Navigating your way around the Desktop.|
|Part 7||Updating the system, install new software.|
|Part 8||Recommended open source replacements for proprietary Windows desktop software.|
|Part 9||Get started with the power and flexibility of the terminal.|
|Part 10||We cover the basics of files and permissions.|
|Part 11||Getting help from your system.|
|Part 12||Learn all about the file system.|