Update every single piece of software on your computer, including your system, by:
Click once on a little orange button,
Click on the button that says “Install Updates”
Enter your security code.
Sit back and have a beer. Or, if you like, keep using your computer.
Later, you’ll get a message that it is all over. that’s it.
Unlike, say, Windows Update, this applies to all of the software that is installed on your system,* regardless of vendor, system vs application, etc.
Here is what does NOT happen when you do he updates:
You are not asked to close ANY software. None. Zero. ZIp. Nada. You can keep using the very software that is being updated, no problemo.
You will NOT be asked to reboot your system except in very rare circumstances.
If you are asked reboot, you can actually ignore that. If you normally turn your computer off once a day, just forget the reboot request, and later, when you cycle through the normal boot process, the system will get what it needs.
* To be clear: Most desktop systems (and, indeed, many if not most servers these days) runnig a standard Linux installation have a “package manager” or some such thing that is used to install software. Assuming that you are using this system, which most normal people using Linux do, then the software in this database will be managed as per above. Also, the system does check the inernet, very quietly and non-obtrusively, to see if there are updates for any of your software … not just from one vendor or another … and lets you know.
If you’ve installed software using another method, you may need to keep track of that separately, so you may want to avoid that.