Ubuntu handles updates really well, no question. The user is prompted to update, but without annoying pop ups that disrupt a workflow (cf M$ windows reboot in 5 minutes - ARGHH!)
However, there's one thing I would like to see altered.
I would prefer if I could still read details about what is being installed... as it happens.
As a hobby coder, I realise this is extra work, but if the scrollArea and Description widgets were still acessible.. I would be delighted.
update - I've filed a bug
watch this space