Using Programs and Processes

Computers are dynamic and multi-purpose machines; they do a variety of jobs using many tools. This chapter describes the ways you can manage these tools. One aspect of this task is installing, uninstalling, and upgrading software packages. Another aspect of software management is in managing programs once they're running. (Running programs are often called processes.) Finally, this chapter covers log files, which record details of what running programs do—particularly programs that run automatically and in the background.

  • image Understanding package management
  • Understanding the process hierarchy
  • Identifying ...

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