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    Install Software In Linux

    Installing Software In Linux

    Fred, I just got done reading the letter from the reader who
    was having trouble installing additional software in his Linux
    distro, beyond the stuff that came with the distro initially.

    The best solution for solving this problem in Linux is APT,
    the Advanced Packaging Tool. Initially developed for Debian,
    it has been ported to RPM-based Linux distros as well,
    including Red Hat, Fedora Core, and SUSE. APT allows you to
    update all the software on your computer, and if dependencies
    are found, APT downloads and installs those as well. It's
    really an excellent tool, and it puts Windows Update to shame
    in many ways.

    I wrote an article for Linux Magazine last October describing
    how to set up and use APT for RPM-based distros, and I think
    your letter writer (and many of your other readers) would find
    it useful. http://www.linux-mag.com/2003-10/apt_01.html

    Thanks, and keep up the discussions of Linux.---Scott Granneman

    Thanks, Scott. Indeed, Apt is pretty painless to use and automates what
    otherwise can be a complex process. Nice article!

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    Nice tip BB. I must fire up a linux box one day!!

    What distro would you recommend for a P200 pushing 32MB of RAM?

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    I have heard slackware works rather well on a lower end machine.

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