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Old 14. Mar 2018, 09:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Cool How do you update software?

Updating the software's on your system is a good practice to get the latest features, bug fixes etc. Question is, how do you do that?
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Old 14. Mar 2018, 03:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I update manually by downloading the setups. I like to keep these setups to install and update software on other computers too. So, I have kind of a software repository with me for different categories of software. Come in very handy.

To know about the updates, I keep track of a few download sites, like MajorGeeks, Kaldata, etc from RSS feeds.
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With Linux it all happens automatically.
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Old 14. Mar 2018, 06:26 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I update manually.
Every three months I use SUMo to check for new versions of the programs I use. I also daily check the latest software releases on MajorGeeks.
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Old 21. Mar 2018, 04:58 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I highly recommend SECUNIA PSI. The latest version is fast and very informative. It will check for updates for every program installed on your PC, as well as updates for you current OS. It also shows in full detail why any program/app is obsolete or considered insecure.

Make sure you don't download any version prior to 3.0, as those versions are not working anymore.
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Old 21. Mar 2018, 05:28 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I highly recommend SECUNIA PSI.
Secunia PSI has been discontinued actually, and existing installations will also stop working after April.

https://www.flexera.com/enterprise/p...are-inspector/
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Old 21. Mar 2018, 09:51 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Secunia PSI has been discontinued actually, and existing installations will also stop working after April.

https://www.flexera.com/enterprise/p...are-inspector/
My apologies. I thought the program would still work after april, now I see it will be dead for good.

Although I used SUMo a while back, I found FileHippo App Manager was a better option, and now that Secunia is practically dead, I think it is a good alternative. This App Manager has no cost and there's no need to pay for a "Pro" version, however, it will show ads at the bottom of the main window.
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There is a relatively new program; or one that I just became aware of, and started using called Patch My PC. You can find out more information here:
https://patchmypc.net/overview
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There is a relatively new program; or one that I just became aware of, and started using called Patch My PC.
It's been around since 2011.
https://patchmypc.net/about-us

It's a small download - 1.71 MB.
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