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Hate PC? Try Linux

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

Life was tough for the Windows users trying to use the Linux operating system. The main drawback which existed was the complications which arose when trying to install or upgrade the software. A lot of people have responded about the problems faced by people when trying install or update the Linux software. Now you can easily update the Linux software in a hassle free manner. There may be slight variations for different Linux versions but in general you can use this method for any Linux software. One should first understand the Linux world as Windows has become a monopoly for the PC operating systems. The windows users think that the whole system revolves around them and that all operating systems are similar. If you are trying to install Linux, then you should know that it uses a separate format from Windows and you should understand them before using it.

First thing to note is that there is no single Linux version as such. There are many different versions of Linux which is released by different companies. This is normally done through distributions and the common distributors are Ubuntu, Fedora, Red Hat and Gentoo. These are some of the examples of the various Linux distros. When installing a Linux version, one should know about the version specifically which means that the user should know about the Linux distro. It is easier than it sounds and you won’t have much difficulty installing it. For Linux, the way in which you install the software is closely related to the operating system of the desktop. Due to this, you can install the software without having to know about who is the Linux distributor. It is better to know the Linux distribution in case you run into any trouble. The nest step is to understand how the software is being distributed as well as installed for Linux. It is a little different from the ay the distribution is done for Microsoft Windows. The software of Linux is necessary for the installation or upgrading and it will be stored in some online repository where the Linux version will contact and perform the installation.

Earlier the Linux users had to muck around some command lines for installing the software. But now the software will directly handle the Linux along with all its packaging and installation information. You can even follow the command lines for installation but it might take a lot more time and effort. Now, the files and other information come in the form of a package. The package manager will have an operating system which will maintain the relationship of all the online repositories and will perform all the work of finding and updating the Linux software. This helps you to avoid the toil of searching for the software and updating it all by yourself. This helps you to avoid the difficulty in installing the software while enjoying all the applications of the Linux operating system. With some brief background, you can find and easily install the Linux software.