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.

IT Dojo: Common mistakes to avoid when you’re installing 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, Bill Detwiler discusses common mistakes people make when they're trying to add new Linux software. He also gives you tips to make the installation process a bit easier.<br /><br />Once you’ve watched this IT Dojo video, you can find a link to the original TechRepublic article and print the tip from our <a href=" http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/itdojo/?p=166">IT Dojo Blog</a>.

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.

By Bill Detwiler

Bill Detwiler is Editor in Chief 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...