Update Fedora 7 Linux

Q.. How do I update Fedora 7 Linux? I’ve just installed everything from DVD and I’d like to keep my system upto date.

A.. The Fedora Project frequently releases updates to Fedora. Many of these are simple fixes for common bugs, others are security updates. Installing these updates on your system will help keep it as reliable and as secure as possible.

Fedora Linux comes with a special applet (a small program on taskbar) to update your system automatically when updates are available.

Using puplet GUI tool

Fedora includes puplet and yum-updatesd which work together to provide an ‘Updates Available‘ popup when updates are published on internet. So all you have to do is click on popup window and apply update.

Using command line tool yum

As usual you can use yum to update your system with the latest packages released for Fedora. Login as root and type the command:
# yum update
OR
# yum -y update

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