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    Quote Originally Posted by mrjimphelps View Post
    Try Linux Mint 18.2. I've had good success all around with it, except for one thing: I can't get it to update. Even if I run the update commands manually. I don't believe it is out of support at this point; there must be some issue on my end.
    18.2 is a Long term support release (LTS) and is supported until April 2021.

    Have you tried in a terminal the following:

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    sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade
    The reason I ask is because there's a nasty out (See Nasty security bug found and fixed in Linux apt) and we'll need to patch as soon as one's released for Linux Mint.

    Hope this helps...

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    Okay! Mystery solved. That makes me feel a lot better. Thank you very much Rick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CEScott View Post
    Okay! Mystery solved. That makes me feel a lot better. Thank you very much Rick.
    Once installed, just be aware that your installation is not yet up-to-date. Whilst I try to avoid Linux's commandline, the first thing I do after a fresh Linux install is to connect to the internet, open Terminal then use the command I suggested to @mrjimphelps in post #61, i.e.:

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    sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade
    Once you've entered your password you'll see a flurry of activity as your laptop's install is compared to the latest repositories. You'll be given a summary and a Y/N choice whether to install all the identified recommended updates for both the OS and any installed apps.

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    It will finish up by writing a log then return you to the prompt.

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    You can then close the Terminal window and reboot.

    I find this easier and faster than using the Update Manager GUI which, weirdly, doesn't refresh itself automatically when it's opened. YMMV

    Hope this helps...

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