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Getting Started with Cubieboard by Olliver M. Schinagl

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Getting around the new OS via the command line

If you are new to GNU/Linux in general, using the cheatsheet as shown in Appendix B, Basic Linux Commands Cheatsheet, will be helpful, as a few common Linux commands can be explored, and it can be considered as a beginner's guide to GNU/Linux. This section will focus a little more on common tasks, keeping Debian or Ubuntu up to date and installing new software.

Introducing apt

Both Debian and Ubuntu rely heavily on apt for their software needs. Apt is a suite of commands that allows the installation of new software packages or keeping the existing ones up to date. Apt works closely together with dpkg although a regular user will probably never invoke dpkg directly. Apt is responsible for downloading ...

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