Starting to get a little braver, so I clicked on the Update Manager icon in the lower right hand corner. Got the update and what do you know? The system wants to install 90(!) upgrades! Should I do this????
I quite agree with the Wiz from down under in regards to this question. A reason that I need to get Goldie online through mint, so I can upgrade and install codecs to run my media programs.
Good to see you getting braver in doing things.
You only had a lot of updates to do because it was your first time after installing. The Update Manager will let you know almost every day, sometimes more than once per day, that you have updates available. But by being so frequent, there will be few. And they will download and install very quickly. Keeping up to date is one of your best security measures to protect your system.
Oh, and you RARELY need to reboot after Linux updates. +1 for Linux vs Windows.
Yes, I did what you just said. But here's an update. I closed that error message the Update Manager gave me and now the UM is giving me more updates to run including those listed above. I'm going to make an execiutive decision here and run and install them.