Linux gets updates much more frequently than that. My Ubuntu box get security and other updates every day. But those are KERNEL updates. What we have here is a distribution update, where the entire application system is updated to newer version. Although worth noting that Debian is a slow update - the apps will still be lagging behind the latest versions.bask185 wrote: ↑Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:12 pmWhy do people apply updates as soon as possible, it is such a pointless thing to do. If you have a working raspberry which does all it's jobs, then why upgrade to some new version with risc of loosing functionality?
I would only upgrade if I come across a limitation or bug which is already solved in new software update. But if my media centre pi's SD card ever becomes corrupted over 10 years. I simply stick a new one in with a backed-up image of the raspbian I am using today because it works.
Windows has to update to ensure safety among the billion users. But why Linux has to update the entire OS every 6 months instead of 2 years? I know that standing still is moving backwards in the case of technology, but every 6 months?? Didn't the entire SD card corruption terror started after some Raspbian update?
So you might want to update to get newer version of apps (some apps in Jessie are two years or more out of date), latest security fixes, more basic functionality. It may even be faster!
However, if Jessie works for you, you don't need to change it.