View Full Version : [ubuntu] Simple Update Manager Question

August 12th, 2009, 09:42 PM
I understand that, if you want to stay on the cutting edge of software updates in Linux, you have to go a tad bit out of your way.

My question is, if I just wait around, will the Update Manager EVENTUALLY issue Firefox 3.5 and Openoffice 3.1.0? Or do I necessarily have to go out of my way to update applications to newer versions than those contained on the Ubuntu 9.04 ISO?

August 12th, 2009, 09:44 PM
They'll come around eventually but you can go ahead and install them through APT if they're available (I think OOo 3.1.0 is there now). If not you can always download the .deb package from their website.

August 12th, 2009, 09:45 PM
Its up to you yes you can update these to firefox 3.5 or Oo 3.1 personally i would wait till 9.10 comes out and then get them,
my personal veiw is if it an't broke dont fix it!!
i would sick with FF3 and Oo 3.1 unless there is something you despartly need from them!!
But it up to you!!
9.10 comes out 29 of Oct - Same day as my first baby is due :P double present!!

firefox 3.5 is in system > admin > synpatic > firefox 3.5