Living free with Linux: Round 2

Linux installation issues bedeviled Preston's first foray into the OS. After getting lots of advice on how to solve his problems, he reports on the results.

  • The Update Manager is best used for updating the system rather than any software you've subsequently downloaded.

  • If you're a Linux newbie, your best bet is to use a package manager like the Synaptic Package Manager for installing, updating and uninstalling software.

  • Add/Remove offers only the most popular software, not the Synaptic Package Manager's wider selection. And you won't be able to add new repositories to it.

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