Kali linux software center: unable to download updates

I_Am_A_Newbie

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i get this problem while opening the software center in kali linux i tried the
> sudo apt-get install update
but nothing helped.
 


Condobloke

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G'day I am a newbie, and Welcome to Linux.org

THIS should get the updates for you

Seeing you are a newbie.....why did you choose Kali linux ?
 

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thanks

i like to learn things by starting hard out. it works for me and then i just focus on that, also if it doesnt work i just step down and let microsoft run my PC (i got a license to windows 10)
 

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Are you using Kali for everyday use? If you are you might want to look at another distro that would be better suited for everyday.
 

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i like to learn things by starting hard out. it works for me
No, it doesn't work for you. That is why you have to ask a simple question here.

Kali Linux is Root by default - so it doesn't need sudo.

The correct command is
Code:
apt update
Learn to walk before you try to run.
 

I_Am_A_Newbie

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ok. do you have a good suggestion for a distro, my specs is.

256 gb SSD.

8 Gb, of ram

2.3 GHZ. processor

Intel HD Graphics 5500 (Broadwell GT2)
 

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From those specs - pretty much anything should run well on it!

If you are a noob to Linux, you might want to consider one of the Ubuntu family of distros (Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu etc.), or Mint - which is Ubuntu derived. They are typically the most user-friendly distros for noobs.

Kali Linux is not really recommended for day to day usage - it is a specialised distro aimed at professional penetration testers, but is often used by script kiddies, crackers, cyber-criminals and wannabe's.
 

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It's possible that your apt sources needs to be updated before it will fetch the actual updates you need. If the case is just that it is saying "already up to date" then you will need to update your /etc/apt/sources.list file. Delete what is in there, and replace it with the line on here that matches your version.
 

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Greetings I_am_a_newbie,
Welcome to this website. I think you will find it very interesting and helpful.
I did a little study on my own a while back with this idea in mind - to see which distro would be the easiest for a windows user to use. For my two cents worth, I suggest that you give Linux Mint 19.2 Mate a try. I think it is the easiest one to transition to from Microsoft. Most everything in it has some resemblance to Win 7.
Some, Kali included, are just too hard for Linux beginners.
Like you, I am still quite a newbie in many areas.
Old Geezer
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I know Im late replying to this, but I didnt see it when I needed it. In February, I installed Ubuntu Bionic Beaver 18.04 in dual boot with Win7 on Acer Aspire 5733Z-4851. its working but much didnt resemble Windows. How would you sumarize the differences between my distro and Linux Mint 19.2 Mate? My wife just started using Ubuntu also. Differences from Windows can be confusing. Is it worth switching? Im a first time Linux user. Now have Ubuntu Touch on two Lg Nexus 5's. Love Linux!
 

70 Tango Charlie

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I know Im late replying to this, but I didnt see it when I needed it. In February, I installed Ubuntu Bionic Beaver 18.04 in dual boot with Win7 on Acer Aspire 5733Z-4851. its working but much didnt resemble Windows. How would you sumarize the differences between my distro and Linux Mint 19.2 Mate? My wife just started using Ubuntu also. Differences from Windows can be confusing. Is it worth switching? Im a first time Linux user. Now have Ubuntu Touch on two Lg Nexus 5's. Love Linux!
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Greetings from the Old Geezer,
If you want to get an idea what Linux Mint looks like, hop on over to Distrowatch - https://distrowatch.com/gallery.php?distribution=mint
You can check out the desktop pictures and compare them with what you have.
When I first started with Linux I tried Ubuntu but it was not a comfortable fit for me - too much different from Windows 7 which I had on my computer.
LM Mate seemed to be the one I was most comfortable with in making the transition. I did not have to touch the terminal at all, which was a plus for me at the time.
Just some thoughts from an Old Geezer
Tango Charlie
 

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My first Linux distro with a GUI, was a wonder. It wasn't at all like Windows and I was REALLY happy. Yes, it had a nice GUI with a screen and a menu and all that, but it was not Windows, it didn't act like Windows, it feel like Windows. And then I stopped dual booting on the same machine with Windows, and even on the crappy little laptop it ran like the wind! I never looked back. That was 25 +/- years ago.

Oh, I use Windows for work, and life is hard, but the paycheck is good. But, I really enjoy the end of the day and opening up my Kubuntu machine!!
 

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Greetings from the Old Geezer,
If you want to get an idea what Linux Mint looks like, hop on over to Distrowatch - https://distrowatch.com/gallery.php?distribution=mint
You can check out the desktop pictures and compare them with what you have.
When I first started with Linux I tried Ubuntu but it was not a comfortable fit for me - too much different from Windows 7 which I had on my computer.
LM Mate seemed to be the one I was most comfortable with in making the transition. I did not have to touch the terminal at all, which was a plus for me at the time.
Just some thoughts from an Old Geezer
Tango Charlie
Thanks for that link! It will be informative. Are the available apps the same from distro to distro? Am looking for a pdf viewer, preferably one that will allow filling in forms online. I don't see it in my LibreOffice.
From Old Goat
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jjconstr

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@jjconstr
Greetings from the Old Geezer,
If you want to get an idea what Linux Mint looks like, hop on over to Distrowatch - https://distrowatch.com/gallery.php?distribution=mint
You can check out the desktop pictures and compare them with what you have.
When I first started with Linux I tried Ubuntu but it was not a comfortable fit for me - too much different from Windows 7 which I had on my computer.
LM Mate seemed to be the one I was most comfortable with in making the transition. I did not have to touch the terminal at all, which was a plus for me at the time.
Just some thoughts from an Old Geezer
Tango Charlie
Yes, Mint looks more comfortable, for sure. When I get the time, I may give it a try. Can I load it on a live USB drive? Give it a try without installing in pc? How about a triple boot? Win7, Bionic Beaver and MInt Mate? Do some distros have better app selections?
 

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@jjconstr

I've found it easier to work with Mint. You can load a live distro on a USB drive and use it without disturbing your present system. Test all the parts of LM when doing this. See how you like it. If it appeals to you, you can install it right from the USB stick.
I have a laptop I use for testing different distros and presently have about 14 different Linux distros on it. However, I would not recommend a triple boot until you have successfully done the dual boot first.
OG
 

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Yes, Mint looks more comfortable,
G'day jjconstr. Just to add to the old geezer's (TC) comment I also run Mint but with a cinnamon desktop. Since at the moment you are just figuring out what is best for you, take a gander it may suit you it may not either way your the pilot of your box.
 

70 Tango Charlie

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G'day jjconstr. Just to add to the old geezer's (TC) comment I also run Mint but with a cinnamon desktop. Since at the moment you are just figuring out what is best for you, take a gander it may suit you it may not either way your the pilot of your box.
@Nik-Ken-Bah

Hey Nik
They call that "Pilot in Command" in flying terms.
That's a pretty powerful position to be in!
OG
 


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