I've been with the Main Edition for about 3 years now but changed to LMDE with XFCE about 3 months ago. Update Pack 3 was incorporated at install and the updater is pointing at the correct LM repositories. Since install I have only had a single update, and that was Chrome which was not installed from the repos (thought it wasn't there). Is this normal? Seems a long time without an update but using a refreshed apt-get and dist-upgrade reports no updates either. Does LMDE update only when update packs are released?
Second question is about the update manager. I am aware it changed recently. If I've got UP3 am I using the new one? If so, is it OK to use for updates? I've seen other posts recommending apt. If I ever get an update I'll use either!! LMDE is rock solid so far - loving it!