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Linux® Desktop Garage by Susan Matteson

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Installing New Software

You get oodles of software with most Linux distributions. In Fedora and Mandrake, you already have software to do most computer tasks that you can think of sitting right on your install disks. Why would you want more? Because more is more. Because we are human. Because we are greedy. Because we want it all. Because, “All your base are belong to us.” The real reasons are, of course, that with computers, there are always new programs, new options, and new versions to download and install. Staying up-to-date and trying new programs make up the vibrant, plugged-in heart of most computer users.

Installing New Software in Order of Sanity

With so many sources and methods for installing new software on your Linux system, you ...

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