So far I have only used Debian (and other Linux distributions based on Debian) for testing purposes and on non-productive systems. On these systems, I occasionally carried out updates manually via the command line (
apt-get update && apt-get upgrade). Due to the upcoming discontinuation of Windows 7 support and my aversion to Windows 10, I would now like to use Debian Buster on my productively used computer. The choice of a desktop environment is not finished yet, so far I have always preferred XFCE. On this system, I want to make sure that the latest security updates are always installed.
My research led me to realize that there seem to be several options to achieve this (e.g. unattended-upgrades package or cron). At least under Ubuntu there seems to be the possibility to activate automatic updates comfortably via the desktop and to configure their frequency and type of installation. Unfortunately I was not able to reproduce this procedure on a test installation under Debian Buster with XFCE.
Is it possible to use a variant similar to the Ubuntu method on Debian? If not, what would be the gold standard to ensure that Debian is up to date?