I like to keep my system updated, be it security updates, system updates or application updates. And I do not like to wait for it for a week. Yes, by default Ubuntu Update Manager will pop up only once a week on its own, unless there is a security update.
If you too want to keep your system updated more frequently, you can do so by changing the update settings. In this beginner tip, we shall see how to keep your Ubuntu desktop updated more frequently.
Change update frequency in Ubuntu 14.04
Go to Unity Dash and search for “update”. Click on Software & Updates:
In Software & Updates, go to Updates tab. You can see the settings used for updating your system here. For me, it is set by default to check for updates daily but will notify me only once a week for ordinary updates. However it will notify me immediately if there is a security update.
To get notified about the updates more frequently, you can change the settings to notify you of any update immediately, you can change the settings to following:
Of course, you can change the frequency to show you update even less frequently. The choice is completely yours. Considering that you like to keep your system up to date, you should follow these tips to speed up Ubuntu system.