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Kali linux software center: unable to download updates

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by I_Am_A_Newbie, Jan 6, 2019.

  1. I_Am_A_Newbie

    I_Am_A_Newbie New Member

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    i get this problem while opening the software center in kali linux i tried the
    > sudo apt-get install update
    but nothing helped.


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  2. Condobloke

    Condobloke Well-Known Member

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    G'day I am a newbie, and Welcome to Linux.org

    THIS should get the updates for you

    Seeing you are a newbie.....why did you choose Kali linux ?
     
  3. I_Am_A_Newbie

    I_Am_A_Newbie New Member

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    thanks

    i like to learn things by starting hard out. it works for me and then i just focus on that, also if it doesnt work i just step down and let microsoft run my PC (i got a license to windows 10)
     
  4. Lazydog

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    Are you using Kali for everyday use? If you are you might want to look at another distro that would be better suited for everyday.
     
  5. arochester

    arochester Moderator
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    No, it doesn't work for you. That is why you have to ask a simple question here.

    Kali Linux is Root by default - so it doesn't need sudo.

    The correct command is
    Code:
    apt update
    Learn to walk before you try to run.
     
  6. I_Am_A_Newbie

    I_Am_A_Newbie New Member

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    ok. do you have a good suggestion for a distro, my specs is.

    256 gb SSD.

    8 Gb, of ram

    2.3 GHZ. processor

    Intel HD Graphics 5500 (Broadwell GT2)
     
  7. JasKinasis

    JasKinasis Well-Known Member

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    From those specs - pretty much anything should run well on it!

    If you are a noob to Linux, you might want to consider one of the Ubuntu family of distros (Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu etc.), or Mint - which is Ubuntu derived. They are typically the most user-friendly distros for noobs.

    Kali Linux is not really recommended for day to day usage - it is a specialised distro aimed at professional penetration testers, but is often used by script kiddies, crackers, cyber-criminals and wannabe's.
     
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  8. CMcG

    CMcG New Member

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    I would suggest Linux Mint Cinnamon. It's a nice distro, I used it for a long time. https://linuxmint.com/
     
  9. I_Am_A_Newbie

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  10. Lazydog

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    I'm running Sabayon here and that should work too with this hardware.
     
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