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Terminal
UPDATE
Update your system from the command-line. Go to Menu --> System Tools --> LXTerminal (or Ctrl+Alt+T) and type: sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade

Alternatively, use the automatic Software Updater. Go to Menu --> System Tools --> Software Updater. Check for updates and if the button is available (meaning there are updates to install), then install.

Software Updater 

Another alternative; use Synaptic Package Manager. Go to Menu --> System Tools --> Synaptic Package Manager Click the "Reload" button. Click the "Mark All Upgrades" button next to that. Then, click the "Apply" check mark..

Synaptic: Update




UPDATING MS CORE FONTS
For the moment, if you installed the Microsoft "core" fonts (Andale Mono, Arial, Arial Black, Comic Sans MS, Georgia, Impact, Tahoma, Times New Roman, Trebuchet, and Verdana), you may get an error after updating because the Ubuntu repository has version 3.4 of MS Core Fonts, but it's up to 3.6.

Failure MS Fonts

Close the "Failure to download extra data files" dialogue box. Get the updated 3.6 version directly from the Debian repository and install it manually. Go to Menu --> System Tools --> LXTerminal (or Ctrl+Alt+T). Type wget http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/pool/contrib/m/msttcorefonts/ttf-mscorefonts-installer_3.6_all.deb then sudo dpkg -i ttf-mscorefonts-installer_3.6_all.deb




UPDATING XSCREENSAVER
To update and/or avoid or "fix" the timed popup (saying, "This version of XScreenSaver is very old! Please upgrade!"), update XScreenSaver from Debian's repository.

XScreenSaver Very Old

In Firefox or any web browser, type (or copy and paste) in the address bar: ftp.us.debian.org/debian/pool/main/x/xscreensaver/ and hit [Enter]. You'll see a list of many XScreenSaver packages. Update yours by choosing the replacements with the highest number. Click the correct packages for your system (amd64 or i386):

Download
xscreensaver_X.XX-X_amd64.deb
or
xscreensaver_X.XX-X_i386.deb
and
xscreensaver-data-extra_X.XX-X_amd64.deb
or
xscreensaver-data-extra_X.XX-X_i386.deb
and
xscreensaver-gl-extra_X.XX-X_amd64.deb
or
xscreensaver-gl-extra_X.XX-X_i386.deb

Go to Downloads (or wherever you downloaded these packages) and double-click them one at a time to install with GDebi. Ignore the pop-up warning that an older version is available in the software channel by clicking the "Close" button. Then click "Install Package." Repeat for each package you downloaded.



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