Day 50 of the series:

Day 50? Already? Wow. I honestly didn't think I'd make it this far. I'm much too lazy to actually pull this off. Oh, and about that.

mikestone.me/ubuntu-livepatch

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@mike Its kinda vague but I think its designed to eliminate reboots by checking and applying important updates to the running kernel in real-time. I find I still need to update my other sw separately (e.g. using apt), and sometimes that might require reboot anyway. Don't quote me on this, but I also heard somewhere that the login is used to ensure one user is not running livepatch on more than 3 PCs or servers, as that would mean you need to pay for a commercial license.

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