C H A P T E R  20

Installing and Removing Software

One of the fun things about running any operating system is the ability to expand it—to add in new software over time to improve your workflow or just enhance entertainment value.

Linux is blessed in this regard, because tens of thousands of software titles are available to meet almost every need.

But for years, the generally accepted idea was that Linux was a great OS, superior in many ways to Microsoft Windows, but that it was too difficult to use. Software installation, continued the argument, was one of the major examples of this difficulty: many people still think that for installing software in Linux you must know how to compile source code! Comparing this to the seemingly straightforward ...

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