pretty up2date vs reliable yum?

Tim Alberts talberts at
Tue Jan 25 17:10:51 UTC 2005

Redhat comes with the nice program up2date to install latest updates.
It's got the nice icon on the start bar that says 'updates available'
click on it log in and download...

Yum seems to be found nowhere except for the people who know Linux and
command line etc...

I try to stick with up2date because I want the nice GUI tools, something
Linux is trying (or should be trying) to brag about.  However, I get
up2date to completely download and install updates maybe one out of a
dozen times (broad band connection).

I've been on this list before and noted that most of the 'experts'
always answer questions about updates with 'just use yum'...Note, this
is my impression, I may be wrong.  Also note I define 'experts' as the
folks on this list whom always seem to have an answer for every

If yum is so much better that the experts just go to it, why is up2date
the program on the start bar?  Why isn't yum given the nice icon on the
start bar by default?

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