Seems my Puppy Linux install is Windoze based then, as it auto updated ages ago.
Your sarcasm is duly noted. My point was that most of the security related updates affect and apply to Windows installs rather than Linux installs. It doesn't mean there is one version number for Linux and another for Windows.
Fair enough, I was just a little concerned that I was getting one of those dismissive "Linux can't get virus's" type replies. Which of course it can. Its just more difficult to write them for Linux and well......there aren't any currently in the wild. But as Linux gains in popularity it maybe worth remembering this.
Anyway, a couple of Ubuntu user that I know and love are indeed using Firefox 2.14, so I guess they have manually updated.
Thanks for the "how to" atlef
A note on Puppy Linux
No I don't have Puppy installed conventionally to a hard drive. Puppy is not really designed to work that way, but it can be done.
I have it installed frugally ie a copy of the iso on the HD (I'm sure you know this Fred) with a save file, a folder with a Linux file system inside it.
This way of running affords many advantages, ie. If I were to be become victim to the "nasties" or some sort of corruption, I can simply delete these files from the HD and then restore them from the cd and an external backup I have made of my save file. Hey presto I'm back up and running in a few minutes.
Also if I need to visit site of a dubious nature or simply want to feel confident during a spot of online banking, I can boot from the cd and load the whole OS directly into ram, no HD required. Then when I power off anything nasty disappears.
I think from this perspective Puppy is very safe indeed, whether running root or not.
Thanks for the replies, sorry if we got off on the wrong foot, I just need to get my head around how these larger Distro's work.