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Video: Common mistakes to avoid when you're installing Linux software

The release of Ubuntu and other user-friendly distributions has bolstered Linux's popularity. Yet Linux neophytes can still stumble over common tasks, like installing new software. In this IT Dojo video, Bill Detwiler discusses ways to avoid common mistakes people make when they're trying to add new Linux software.

The release of Ubuntu and other user-friendly distributions has bolstered Linux's popularity among IT pros and end-users alike. Yet Linux neophytes can still stumble over common tasks, like installing new software. In this IT Dojo video, I discuss common mistakes people make when they're trying to add new Linux software. I also give you tips to make the installation process a bit easier.

For more advice on overcoming common mistakes people make when installing Linux software, check out Jack Wallen's article, "10 common mistakes to avoid when you're installing Linux software"—the basis for this video.

About Bill Detwiler

Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor of TechRepublic and Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop supp...

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