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Ubuntu For Non-Geeks, 3rd Edition by Rickford Grant

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Chapter 9. ALIENS, TARBALLS, A GLASS OF WINE, AND A CUP OF JOE

More Ways to Install Programs

ALIENS, TARBALLS, A GLASS OF WINE, AND A CUP OF JOE

In the past few chapters, you learned how to install applications via Synaptic and run script-type applications from the command line, which gives you quite a variety of applications to choose from. It is now time, however, to expand your application-gathering repertoire even further.

In this chapter you will learn how you can add applications to your system in even more ways, including one of the most manual and traditional ways to install an application, that is, compiling it from source. You will also learn how to convert Red Hat Package Manager (RPM) ...

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