IDG Contributor Network: Linux Mint, please stop discouraging users from upgrading

The new version of Linux Mint has been released so I went ahead and downloaded it and reviewed it on my latest Dell XPS 13 Kaby Lake machine. That’s when I came across the persistent Linux Mint messaging to its users that discourages software updates. That spreads a very dangerous notion that once you get everything working, you shouldn’t touch it.
Linux Mint has experienced some security breaches lately, so they should not be encouraging such behavior. Linux Mint project leaders seem to undermine the value of updates and upgrades. Clement Lefebvre, the founder and project leader of Linux Mint wrote in a blog post:To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
IDG Contributor Network: Linux Mint, please stop discouraging users from upgrading

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