Sunday, April 10, 2016

Gnome introduces offline updates

I'm running Debian Testing (Stretch) on my old laptop and I noticed that updates are now done offline. The reasoning, according to the Gnome Blog,is that it's safer and updates are applied immediately, rather than waiting till the next reboot.

Here are some screenshots to illustrate the process:

In distros which use a boot splash, like Fedora, users will see a message like this:
Just as long as offline updates doesn't resemble Microsoft updates...
Just talking care of a few more things
Almost ready
Won't be long now
Have you read War and Peace? Now might be a good opportunity