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HOWTO: Install Linux apps 101


This Computer World article goes over installing Linux apps from source (compiling), from your distribution’s package manager, and from an third party intall package. Master these 3 simple install methods and you’re one step closer to being a Linux Jedi.

Sooner or later, we all end up installing new software on our computers. Whether it’s a new version of Firefox, or a cool game, or a video editing package, there comes a time when you want to make your system do more than it can do now.

Under Linux, installing new applications isn’t a particularly hard task, but installations do come in several different varieties, so it’s worth understanding the differences and what you’ll need to know to make them work.

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