Okay, so no need to say I am a newbie and switched to Linux, because I was tired of Windows.
I was using Linux Mint Cassandra (feisty ubuntu) for last 15 days..........It was working damn good, and I was really happy with the performance.
Problem started day before yesterday, when I read in some forum that all the 'updates' should be installed as they run system better and patch up security holes................
I read this, and I clicked the orange button of 'update manager' (which I now rather say as 'disaster manager'), and updated all the updates it offered (around 202 updates, 270 Mb).........Thats it, and I invited the devil!
After installing, I rebooted and noticed that now GRUB is taking a good 2 minutes to show me the boot menu, showing me 2 kernels, and when I booted the updated kernel, the system was performing like an alien. I was disturbed by this, and asked in forum for what to do for this? Then I did something stupid too out of frustration. I manually deleted "local and obsolete" files from synaptic package manager, and now the system was even worse. Later I read in many forums, that update problems like this happened to many people, and now they simply don't want to update their system.
Finally I reinstalled the linux mint and now what I feel that it is working perfect. Now again that "Orange button"
on the task bar is mocking at me, and threatening me showing 202 updates available to download.
So here is my question for all of you Linux gurus ( including HUSSE, I know he is going to read this and answer me
, anyway that was a compliment).............
1. It is for sure, that updates screwed up my system, so how I am supposed to know that what updates I should install and what to ignore??
Please remember, the answer should be for a newbie.
2. Do I really need to update now? I mean the system is working perfect, so is it really necessary to update to a new kernel, and also a huge list which I don't understand what means?
3. I like Cassandra, so do I need to upgrade to Daryna, or newer versions for they are better than Cassandra?? Or is it okay if I just want to continue using Cassandra?
Hats off to Linux developers who are burning midnight oil to deliver a free OS..........Their sweat will be respect even more if the OS is more user friendly and simple to understand for a newbie.
Thanks in anticipation for answering my questions.