Get Down and Dirty with Linux

“Let me start with a controversial statement: installing new
software is almost always easier on Linux than on Windows. On most
Linux systems, a package manager takes care of both the
installation and removal of software.

“Package managers have become more powerful and user-friendly.
Under Ubuntu Linux, there’s no need to search the web for an
instant-messaging program, a DVD-burning tool or pretty much
anything else; the package manager will download it along with any
components the new app requires…”