I am a baby when it comes to using this OS. Looking for suggestions for "Linux for Dummies" so to speak as to what I am using it for and what to avoid.
I guess this area would be ok since you're dealing with that distro. I ran Mint for a long time as my go to, out of the box, it just works Linux for a long time.
What do you think so far?
Are updates necessary if OS is working fine for what my use is?
You should still look at the updates available and stay up to date on any security based ones