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How Do You Install Linux Applications?

Jan 14, 2008, 05:30 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jason Brooks)

"If you are a command line guru, you call upon your zypper, yum, conary, or apt-get from the terminal, and you awk sed grep your way to what you're after.

"For me, unless I know exactly what package I want--and I often don't--I typically turn to Synaptic, the graphical package manager that graces my Ubuntu notebook. Synaptic is a really nice application, and I've spent untold hours nerdily sifting through the massive software catalog that Ubuntu inherits from Debian..."

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