I recently did the one click easy install from drupal. I then set up to be notified of updates, and I am just wondering how to go about installing the new security updates. I have the filed downloaded but am not sure how to go about updating...I read the dreamhost/drupal wiki but didn't really see anything...any links or advice/descriptive explanation would be much appreciated.
Drupal is an Easy install, which means updates are handled by DreamHost. You won't be able to install those security updates you downloaded.
I haven't timed it, but DreamHost is quicker about security updates than they are on feature updates.