I fully understand why update behaves this way, but given that LM seems to be appealing to disgruntled W% XP users, and that that normally does updates automatically in the background, would it not be better if LM does this by default, with perhaps an option to do it the existing way during the installation process.
I read on this forum of many experienced Linux users helping friends and family set up LM to replace W%XP. I have helped many people set up W% and always set it to do updates automatically because I know the user wont do it readily.
I've been using LM now for a few weeks, and am very impressed with it - I've even resurected an older laptop and now use it with LM in prefereance to the newer laptop with Win8.1 on - only using that if absolutely necessary. So many thanks to everyone at LM and all the supporters
Mal - in UK
Linux Mint 17 - 64 - with Cinnamon - HP G61-415SA Notebook, 2.1 GHz Intel Pentium Processor T4300, 4 GB DDR2 memory, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500M, Broadcom BCM4312 wifi