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The Ubuntu Way: A New, Easier Method for Setting Up ADB and Transferring Files

Mar 31, 2012, 11:00 (0 Talkback[s])

"Time for a personal confession: I hate using Windows. I think Android and Linux go together like peas and carrots, or whatever that famous movie said. Because Android is so Linux-based, with similar file structures and terminal commands, it is worth any Android enthusiast's time to learn some basic Linux tools.

One of the most commonly used Linux distributions is Ubuntu; it's extremely user-friendly, and you might actually be surprised how easy doing work involving ADB on your phone can become once you invest a brief amount of time in Ubuntu. The biggest complaint I usually hear regarding ADB is that it's an enormous pain to get it installed and set up properly, and then there are those dreaded driver issues.

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