Looking at Package Management for Karmic or Karmic+1

Evan Murphy evanrmurphy at gmail.com
Sun Apr 5 21:06:25 UTC 2009

2009/4/5 Remco <remco47 at gmail.com>

> On Sun, Apr 5, 2009 at 9:29 PM, Mackenzie Morgan <macoafi at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > There's already an option in System -> Administration -> Software sources
> to
> > have updates installed automatically.  There's also cron (the reason my
> mom's
> > computer gets updates at all).
> Are there any problems with enabling automatic updates by default?
> Most users don't care about updates to the point that they never
> install them. And even if they would open the update manager, they
> would more likely just install all updates than select the updates
> they want. Hell, that's the way I work! How many people actually
> benefit from any interaction with the update manager?
> The way Microsoft does it, is that it asks (enabled by default) to
> install updates on shutdown. I don't know how that would be better
> than completely automatic updates.
> Remco

I'm inclined to think automatic updates would be a more fitting default for
Ubuntu as well.

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