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Xubuntu (Ubuntu 14.04) security updates don't pop up automatically anymore

Previously, for years whenever a security update was available it would pop up instantly. Even when they were pushed in the middle of the night and I was still on the computer. For some reason since I ...
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Windows Updates can be critical or recommended, but why?

I just wanted to know the difference is between Windows Updates being 'Critical' and 'Recommended'. And also what factors go into deciding this?
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Windows 8 requesting duplicate updates

Am I not alone when it comes to Windows requesting "...Flash Player for Windows 8 for x64..." multiple times even after updated, along with a few other security update duplicates. Is there a fix so I ...
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How to upgrade an offline computer's OS and software?

I have a Linux computer that is kept offline for extra security. How do I keep it up to date without putting it online? It's running Fedora 17, but I don't mind changing to another distribution if ...
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Why do I need to install .NET Framework 3..5.1 updates though I don't have 3.5.1 installed?

I have an HP Pavilion DV6 Laptop with an AMD 3510MX APU, running Win 7 Premium 64-bit. Three security updates for Microsoft Framework ver. 3.5.1 appeared while updating Windows today, but don't ...
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OSX - Update “Java for OS X 2012-002” is not mentioned on support.apple.com, is this ok?

Straight after installing "Java for OS X 2012-001" Software Update asks me to install "Java for OS X 2012-002", which has the exact same size (66.6 MB) and description (including the same two links: ...
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Confirm Ubuntu updates

Over the past couple of weeks I've noticed that my Ubuntu 11.10 installation has had many security related updates, including changes to CA Certificates. Is there Ubuntu web page that lists all ...
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How long is a version of OSX supported for security updates?

How long does Apple normally support versions of OSX with security updates. What was the last OSX version to drop support for security updates? Where would I find this information?
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what does 'cumulative' mean in regard to IE8 updates?

For example if I apply this update - do this mean that it is not needed to apply any other update for IE8 with date earlier than 8/8/2011?
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Getting notified of Adobe Flash updates

I am using the latest version of Firefox with Adobe Flash plugin as a standard user on Windows 7. I notice that I do not get notified of a pending update unless I happen to close and reopen my ...
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How long will Microsoft support Windows XP Professional?

I am using Windows XP Professional for some specific software programs. Now I read in the latest German CT-Magazin that Microsoft will fix big security problems until 2014. At microsoft.com is spoken ...