I am a LinuxMint and Ubuntu/Debian newbie but quite experienced on rpm distros.
I have installed Mint v4 aka Daryna KDE Community edition
I can view my /etc/apt/sources.list and have made no changes.
I can view and have made no changes to Synaptic.
I love the bootup speed which is for me about one minute which beats Mandriva by about 30 seconds.
I have disabled some services but have not done anything too fancy as still in learning mode.
I have done a test of updating Mint using the KDE MintUpdate network applet and it works fine thanks.
How come Synaptic shows about 16 source categories versus /etc/apt/sources.list of 6 (non-commented) repositories?
For example...in sources.list I have
## +++ Medibuntu +++
gutsy free non-free
Which suggests that only non-free packages will be searched.
But in Synaptic I have for Medibutu
Do I assume that I use the icon to update the system software but I use Synaptic...it uses a wider range of repositories so I will get a better update?
Let me know if you need more info or want me to be clearer...because I am confused.
Thanks in advance for any info you can offer....and feel free to be as blunt as you like.