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How Linux admins can avoid common pitfalls

Jan 02, 2009, 08:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack Wallen)

"But that nightmare doesn't have to happen, especially when you know, first hand, the most common mistakes new Linux administrators make. This article will help you avoid those mistakes by laying out the most typical Linux missteps.

"1. Installing applications from various types This might not seem like such a bad idea at first. You are running Ubuntu so you know the package-management system uses .deb packages. But there are a number of applications that you find only in source form. No big deal right? They install, they work. Why shouldn't you?"

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