Seems like Canonical is doing a great job updating its software repositories with the latest and newest software updates.
In the past, one could wait for weeks to get updated software through Ubuntu repositories. Now as soon as updates for major software are released, Canonical updates its repositories almost immediately. Now you can update Firefox and Skype to their latest versions just by updating or enabling Canonical partner repository in Ubuntu 12.10. Even the latest version of Thunderbird is now available in Ubuntu software repository.
So instead of enabling third-part repositories to get updates for major software releases in Ubuntu 12.10, now all you have to do is update your systems. And if the software is part of Canonical Partner’s repository, then enable it and update your system.
To quickly update Ubuntu 12.10 from the command line, press Ctrl – Alt – T on your keyboard to open the terminal and run the commands below:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
If the software you want to update or upgrade is part of Canonical Partner’s repository, you must enable that repository and install or upgrade that particular software. To learn how to enable Canonical Partner’s repository, please read this post.