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Update Linux Mint 20.3 - Step by Step guide ?


To get the best performance out of your system, it is mandatory that you always keep it up to date. There are different of updating your operating system. 

Here at LinuxAPT, we shall look into the different methods of updating a Linux Mint 20.3 system.


Different ways of Updating Linux Mint 20.3:

  • Updating Linux Mint 20.3 via Terminal.
  • Updating Linux Mint 20.3 via GUI.


1. Updating Linux Mint 20.3 via Terminal

To update Linux Mint 20.3 using the system's terminal, you can run either of the following two commands:

$ sudo apt update

Or

$ sudo apt-get update

The difference between these two commands is that the former one just updates the existing packages whereas the latter one also removes the unnecessary or irrelevant packages from your system hence freeing up the extra space occupied by those packages.

Finally, when the execution of these commands will complete, your Linux Mint 20.3 system will have been updated successfully.


2. Updating Linux Mint 20.3 via GUI

To update your Linux Mint 20.3 system through its GUI, you will have to open its Update Manager.

From your Update Manager window, you can install all the desired updates for updating your system by clicking on the Install Updates button. Moreover, you can also press the Refresh button so that all the available updates can easily be displayed within your Update Manager.


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Conclusion

This article covers the different ways of updating Linux Mint 20.3 system. In fact, Linux Mint has dubbed the new 20.3 release with the codename Una, the third major upgrade in the Linux Mint 20 series, which most would know is based on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa distribution that will be supported until 2025.


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