I have tried to understand linking objects (or is it meshes?), but am apparently failing. I want to create a 2nd and 3rd copy of a collection such that if I change any of the objects, they all are changed. It's fine if one has to be a master copy that has to be the one changed. I have tried various approaches including selecting the objects in the collection then use Duplicate Linked, and it always makes copies that are not updated when one is changed. I have been using links to copy modifiers to other objects, but again it copies the modifiers but doesn't link them together in any way I can see. I have only been working with simple cubes.
Can someone recommend a better source for how to do this than I've found so far (or point out what I am misunderstanding)?