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Raspbian has just released another update that adds a really nice software management feature to the Preferences menu for your Raspberry Pi. This feature makes it much easier for you to get rid of unneeded software that takes up valuable space on your SD cards.
The problem is that just upgrading via apt-get will not enable it. Below are the steps needed to upgrade Raspbian to the latest version and also enable the new Recommended Software menu option.