Finally ditched Windows and with a lot of help from a friend installed Slitaz OS and before he left he showed me how to open a terminal and type: sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade to get all the latest updates. But all i get is:

a load of errors, such as: Could not resolve @ email address, and Failed to fetch @ email address

Could someone take pity on a linux noob and explain/show me how i might correct the above errors please.

Problem solved!!
I typed:
sudo apt-get update
typed in my password and job done!

Haven't tried:
sudo apt-get upgrade
yet because i don't understand what it will upgrade?
The ‘upgrade‘ command is used to upgrade all the currently installed software packages on the system. Under any circumstances currently installed packages are not removed or packages which are not already installed neither retrieved and installed to satisfy upgrade dependencies.

$ sudo apt-get upgrade
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages have been kept back:
linux-headers-generic linux-image-generic wine1.5 wine1.5-i386
The following packages will be upgraded:
activity-log-manager-common activity-log-manager-control-center adium-theme-ubuntu alacarte
alsa-base app-install-data-partner appmenu-gtk appmenu-gtk3 apport apport-gtk apt
apt-transport-https apt-utils aptdaemon aptdaemon-data at-spi2-core bamfdaemon base-files bind9-host
However, if you want to upgrade, unconcerned of whether software packages will be added or removed to fulfill dependencies, use the ‘dist-upgrade‘ sub command.
Hello arochester
Thanks for the reply and info. But i got things a little mixed up this morning i meant to say the distro i am running is antiX and not slitaz. Sorry about that.
Antix is based on Debian Testing. The information about apt-get remains the same...

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