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My Linux Broke--Is It My Fault?

Sep 27, 2007, 00:30 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Serdar Yegulalp)

"One of the adages about Linux that gets passed around a lot goes something like, 'It's a great system, but you really have to know what you're doing.' The other day, I got a firsthand example of that--I got bitten by a bug in a package that's readily available in Ubuntu's software repository.

"First, a word of praise: I do like the way most of the Linux distributions handle software via a package manager--it's often far easier to figure out what's installed and what's not installed than it is in Windows..."

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