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Linux Mint May Resort to Windows 10-Style Forced Updates

Date 02 Mar 2021
Category Vendors/Products
Posted By Brittany Day
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Linux Mint is considering measures to keep users up-to-date - and Windows 10-style forced updates are not out of the question.

Linux Mint is a popular, community-driven distribution (distro) based on Ubuntu. Unfortunately, like users of other operating systems (OS), many Linux Mint users are slow to update, both applications and the OS itself.

In a blog post detailing the problem, the Linux Mint teams notes that only 30% of users updated to the latest version of their web browser in less than a week. Similarly, while acknowledging it is hard to get an exact figure, between 5% and 30% of users are running Linux 17.x.

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