"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?"