update-manager --no-focus-on-map ??

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Fri Jan 1 15:17:04 UTC 2016


On 1 January 2016 at 07:14, rikona <rikona at sonic.net> wrote:
> Yes, you probably have the knowledge to make this work well for you.
>
>> Inexperienced users should be aware that security upgrades are very
>> important and it might be better to stay with update-manager.
>
> I know much less - that sounds good to me. :-))

Ralf here is kind of a fundamentalist.

The thing about using `apt-get dist-upgrade -y` is that it installs
*everything* in the latest set of updates, without asking you, without
confirming. It just does it. That seems to be what Ralf is *against*
-- he wants you and all users to learn what packages their system
comprises, what each does, and to understand how they inter-relate.

Me, I think this is unreasonable and tell people to just install
everything, and if they have time, reboot just in case. It's simpler,
it's more thorough, it just works.

> Opera is my other big mem hog - I may have 100-150 tabs open in a few
> instances of Opera and it can get to where swap is full, which gives
> problems - flakiness and eventual crashes.

I'll answer this after my next question.

> My next box will have a LOT more memory!! :-)

OK, how much does the current one have?

Currently the sweet spot is 8GB. It's cheap, and 12-16GB won't give
much noticeable difference for most people.


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