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Linux question (from somebody with no Linux experience)

Okay, so I've been looking around for a while on Google and can't find a clear answer. I need to find out how Red Hat Linux receives updates... Windows has Windows Update, Windows Server has WSUS... What does Linux have? Is there some system that monitors for updates built into the OS, or is it a manual process? Any links to good reads on it?
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System -> Administration -> Software Update

For ubuntu you get to use command line iirc (no wonder nerds love this stuff)
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most Linux distros use something called Repositories, basically a collection of third party software called (packages) that the OS developer has tested and made available for users.
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For ubuntu you get to use command line iirc (no wonder nerds love this stuff)
I think you're referring to "apt-get update". You can use the CLI in red hat too (specifically, the command is "yum check-update"), it's just a different package manager.

http://www.thegeekstuff.com/2011/08/...mand-examples/

Also, this should answer 99% of your questions: https://access.redhat.com/knowledge/...de/ch-yum.html

You should be able to use the GUI to do it in most distributions; it's usually just emulating shell commands anyway.
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The Software Update programs in Linux work just like the one in Windows, except it updates all of your shit instead of solely the OS files. All of your programs (Firefox, music players, video players, etc.) are updated so you don't have to worry about hunting down updates for programs that lack an auto update option. In a nutshell, all updates are handled with one program which IMO is one of my favorite features. If the Software Update fails for some reason, you can use the terminal to manually update/fix the problem.
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Okay, so I've been looking around for a while on Google and can't find a clear answer. I need to find out how Red Hat Linux receives updates... Windows has Windows Update, Windows Server has WSUS... What does Linux have? Is there some system that monitors for updates built into the OS, or is it a manual process? Any links to good reads on it?

Server with/without a GUI or Desktop?
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Also, this should answer 99% of your questions: https://access.redhat.com/knowledge/...de/ch-yum.html

Bingo, this is what I was looking for, I just couldn't find anything clearly after scouring Google for a while. The rest of the information everybody has posted will help out, too; definitely gives me some stuff to look into. I may even break out an old PC and put Linux on it to play around with.. Definitely seems like an interesting operating system. Thanks everybody, I appreciate it!
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you could boot up a live linux cd and play with that.

You can see what you can do without messing anything up or working very hard
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