Follow these steps: Depending upon your desktop, you will either use the GNOME or the KDE front-end for Package Kit.
In order to open up this tool you simply go to the Administration sub-menu of the System menu and select the Software Update entry.¬† When the tool opens (see Figure 3) you will see the list of updates.
When the Update Manager opens click the Check button to see if there are updates available.
The updates will proceed and you can continue on with¬† your work.
For some new users this left their machines outdated or without applications they needed. Now Linux is exponentially more user friendly - to the point where so much is automatic and ¬†that today's Linux hardly resembles yesterday's Linux.
Of course, at the time, most everyone trying their hand at Linux knew they were getting into something that would require some work. But even though Linux has evolved into the user-friendly operating system it is, there are still some systems that are fundamentally different than their Windows counterparts.
To get information about a particular update all you need to do is to select a specific package and the information will be displayed in the bottom pane.
To go ahead with the update click the When the process is complete, GNOME (or KDE) Package Kit will report that your system is update. Now let's take a look at upgrading Fedora via the command line.
Let's take a look at how to update your system with the help of Apt.
In the process you might also learn how to install an application or two.
There is one thing to understand about updating Linux: Not every distribution handles this process in the same fashion.
Ubuntu Linux has become one of the most popular of all the Linux distributions.
And through the process of updating a system, you should be able to tell exactly why this is the case. Ubuntu uses two different tools for system update: The Update Manger is a nearly 100% automatic tool.