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Update Manager gets an update for Maverick

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Aha! See what I did with the title there? Recently I’ve found myself using Update Manager or Synaptic more often than a terminal to run update/upgrade commands. I don’t know why, but they feel snappier now and I suppose I like testing things…

I digress. Update Manager has had some work done on the GUI in Maverick to make it easier to know what’s happening when you do check for updates. These changes include:

  • Package descriptions are now shown more prominently (before it was the package name that was given focus, which can be confusing). This makes much more sense!
  • There’s a new progress bar that tells you what Update Manager is doing.
  • Aand the “checking for updates” dialog box has had a bit of a visual overhaul to make it nicer (or is it just the new theme and font tricking me…)
Have a look at these screenies!