My Linux Broke–Is It My Fault?

“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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