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Linux with Operating System Concepts by Richard Fox

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Chapter 13

Software Installation and Maintenance

This chapter’s learning objectives are

  • To know the questions you should consider when selecting and installing software
  • To know the various methods of software installation in Linux
  • To understand the concept of packages, package managers, and package dependencies
  • To understand the installation process for open source software
  • To understand the compilation process and the use of gcc
  • To understand the role of the system administrator in maintaining installed software
  • To understand the history and significance of the open source movement

13.1 Introduction

Software installation in any operating system has become a simple task for the user. In the Windows operating system, installation wizards are ...

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