Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 7th May 2009 08:24 UTC
Internet & Networking When Google released the first version of its Chrome web browser, many eyebrows were raised over the fact that it updated itself automatically and silently, in the background, without user intervention or even so much as a notice. As it turns out, this has been a brilliant move by Google, as Chrome users are the most likely to have up-to-date installations of their browser, followed at a respectable distance by Firefox users. Safari and Opera trail behind significantly.
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RE[5]: No Thanks
by cyclops on Thu 7th May 2009 12:34 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: No Thanks"
cyclops
Member since:
2006-03-12

Interestingly if as you state you are not interested in new features you can in Ubuntu, and wait for Ubuntu to Upgrade.

System(Menu)-->Software Sources(Menu Item)-->Updates(Tab)-->Automatic Updates(Title)-->Check for Updates(Checkbox:Daily)-->Install security updates without confirmation(Radio Button)

BTW I leave the example above as to why stuff if clearer to do though the command line.

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RE[6]: No Thanks
by ephracis on Thu 7th May 2009 15:15 in reply to "RE[5]: No Thanks"
ephracis Member since:
2007-09-23

Yes, but that's only the security updates. I still get that annoying icon when there's the usual bugfixes. I *only* want to do a manual upgrade when it's time to upgrade to a new release of Ubuntu.

Minor upgrades (bugfixes and security fixes) should be done automatically and without my knowledge.

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RE[7]: No Thanks
by Drantin on Thu 7th May 2009 19:49 in reply to "RE[6]: No Thanks"
Drantin Member since:
2006-07-10

There's a nice utility that system administrators have been using for years to automate just such tasks: cron.

Also applicable to ubuntu, is cron-apt.

http://www.builderau.com.au/program/linux/soa/Automatically-update-...

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