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What Is the Command Line in Linux?

Hardly a day goes by when I do not sit down at my computer and fire up the command line. Whether I am installing programs or managing users and permissions I find that I am much faster when using the command line. The command line is simply much more efficient than using the graphical user…

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How to Find Available Software from the Command Line using APT in Ubuntu 13.04

When working from the command line you may find that you are wanting to install a specific package for a certain task but do not know what that package is called. There is a way to search through the available packages or software from the repositories in the command line or terminal. This search tool…

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How to Add and Remove Software Using Synaptic in Ubuntu 13.04

There may come a time when you’re adding and removing software on Ubuntu 13.04 that you want to install or remove something specific such as a library. You also may want to completely reconfigure your Ubuntu system. If you found this is the case, you may want to use Synaptic. This tutorial will show you…

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How to Use the Advanced Package Tool (APT) to Update, Add and Remove Software in Ubuntu 13.04

Debian’s Advanced Package Tool or APT for short is a system that helps with installation of software. APT was the first system to properly install software while adhering to any dependencies that are required. For example, when installing software in Linux you may find that that particular software you’re trying to install needs another program…

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How to Install the GNOME 3 Desktop Environment in Ubuntu 13.04 (GNOME Shell)

A default Ubuntu 13.04 installation comes with the unity graphical user interface. As with many things unity is not your only option for a graphical user interface. There are several other desktop environments available for Ubuntu 13.04 that you can download and install for use.  This tutorial will show you how to install the GNOME…

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