updates in 12.04 LTS going forward
I've always had problems with updates since Windows XP. It seems that the plethora of updates and patches accumulate over time and eventually slow my system at minimum and make it unuseable at worse. Since recognizing this, I don't "do" updates, many times one thing or another becomes corrupted during an update and the application becomes disabled through corruption. I just can't afford to lose the time or have the headache of trying to recover a vital program or service which has ceased to function due to either my sloppy system or an update that effects vital dependencies negatively with no prior notice.
Isn't it sad that one is more secure in flashing the BIOS versus downloading an update?
Anyway, I would like to know if updates are any better at minimizing system corruption or are they the same? I really haven't allowed a scheduled update since 2011 or so.
Ubuntu 12.04.2_amd_64_LTS on Desktop run by Intel core I5 3570K on Asus P8Z77-V Pro MB
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on Lenovo N500 laptop