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Learning Linux can seem a daunting task as first, however, you shouldn't be scared. Linux is actually quite easy to learn and is no harder than learning any other operating system. Take small steps at a time and build your foundation. Try Linux under VirtualBox, install it on an old computer. Remember there are some fantastic communities online who are more than happy to help anyone starting out with Linux. There are many free Linux books online and videos that you can watch. Good Luck with your journey.
Linux Tutorial - Part 4
Linux Basic Fundamentals Guide and Tutorial
Welcome to the Land of Linux's tutorials and guides. In part 4 of our free tutorial we will look at the importance of Package Management. Under Linux, software is generally referred to as a package. These packages contain the code that is then installed on to your system. It is critical that you keep your Linux systems upto date at all times.
We will take a look at some of the most popular package management tools available to various Linux distributions.
Generally most Linux systems will use one or more of the following Package Management utilities for installing, updating or removing packages.
RPM is a Package Management utility for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) based systems. These include Fedora, CentOS and Oracle Linux.
YUM is a command line Package Management utility used on RPM based systems.
DNF is a new Package Management tool aimed at replacing the YUM package manager on RHEL based systems.
Pacman is a Package Management tool for Arch Linux based systems.
Zypper is a Package Management tool used on SLES and openSUSE Linux systems.
Yast - Multi purpose administration tool that can be used for package management on openSUSE and SLES systems. YAST is Graphical Menu driven system.
Debian based package management for Debian and Ubuntu based systems.
Debian based package management tool. Used on Debian and Ubuntu based systems.