The 2clickUpdate (pronounced: double-click-update) is a front-end for system updates. It is better than your classic Update Manager. You run it and it deals with the rest of its job (update package list, install upgrades, remove obsolete dependencies, free disk space etc.) without bothering user with confirmation dialogs that he would already answer yes. Since its first release it has been translated to 20 Languages.

Why 2ClickUpdate

Paradigm 1)

Lets say, you hate command line And you want to maintenance your system keeping all parts with the latest updates.

a) You open “Update Manager”

b) You press “Check”” to refresh your package list

c) If there are updates available you press “Install updates”

d) Then it asks you “Confirm to install the updates”

e) Then you press “Yes”

f) Update manager installs the updates and after it finishes, you press “Close” to close it.

g) As a good “admin” of your system you want to cleanup the packages that left behind this procedure

h) You use Ubuntu Tweak or Gtkorphan to clean the files under “var/cache/apt/archives”, remove orphaned packages and clean up old residential config files.

i) After many “next.. next… OK… click… click… done” your system is up-to-date and cleaned up.

All of the above procedures can be done just by double clicking the 2clickUpdate. No confirmation dialogs with an all-in-one system updates and cleanups. And dont forget how the package download is possessed… package downloads during updates are much faster than traditional “apt-get upgrade” of Update manager because instead of “wget”, 2click Update is using “axel” !

Paradigm 2)

Lets say you love command line .

a) You type in terminal all the traditional “sudo apt-get” (update/upgrade/autoclean/autoremove) one after the other.

b) Then using deborphan in command line you search for orphaned packages, residential config files and delete them.

All the above procedures of “Paradigm 2″ can be done just by installing “2clcikUpdateCORE”. You just type and everything is done automatically. The CORE version also uses “axel” for downloading packages. Most importantly if you are a power-user, or you have a server/workstation that you want to keep it automatically updated/cleaned up, you can configure the CORE version with Cron, to run once in a wile and just forget it!

Get 2ClickUpdate

2click Update comes in two flavors:

* 2clickUpdate (the GUI version)
* 2clickUpdateCORE (the GUI-less/terminal version)
Both do the same thing in deferent way. The GUI version is double-clicked and the GUI-less is run through terminal. You can get them in the right of this page.

Useful Links:

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Comparison: Ubuntu update manager and 2Click Update