Can You Update Ubuntu...By CD? ~ Ask The Admin

Monday, September 10, 2007

Can You Update Ubuntu...By CD?

If you have ever installed a fresh new copy of Ubuntu, you have gone through a ton of updates. It is almost as bad as Windows in that respect. If you have to update numerous computers at once, it can also suck up all of your bandwidth. There is another way though.

What if I told you that you could back up all of your updates from one computer to CD or DVD (Your choice) and then update all of your other Ubuntu machines at once without having to go out to the repositories and suck up your bandwidth? You would probably say, "El Di Pablo, you're crazy bro!" That may be true, but it can be done.

With a little application called APTonCD, you can update one computer, then backup all of those many updates you downloaded to a CD or DVD, then turn around and update all of the rest of your Ubuntu machines with the CD or DVD. Those machines don't even need to be connected to the internet!

For installation, and usage, read the full article here!

Originally Posted on Bauer-Power By El Di Pablo