"Sooner or later, we all end up installing new software on our
computers. Whether it's a new version of Firefox, or a cool game,
or a video editing package, there comes a time when you want to
make your system do more than it can do now.
"Under Linux, installing new applications isn't a particularly
hard task, but installations do come in several different
varieties, so it's worth understanding the differences and what
you'll need to know to make them work.
"Option 1: Use the built-in package manager
"The easiest way to get new software onto a Linux system is to
use the integrated package management system that is included with
your distribution. You can use the package manager to download
thousands of software packages that have been pre-built and tested
for your specific version of Linux.
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