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Introduction to Major Open Source Applications

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This topic for the LPI Linux Essentials certification looks at some major open source application in Linux. these include, server, desktop and mobile Linux applications.

These will include Server and Desktop applications such as:

Server:

  • Apache – web server
  • MySQL – Database Server
  • Samba – Windows File and Print
  • DNS – Name resolution
  • DHCP – IP Address allocation
  • NFS – Unix / Linux File Sharing

Desktop

  • Gimp – Graphics
  • Openoffice / LibreOffice – Office Apps
  • Firefox – Browser
  • Thunderbird – Email

As well as introducing some applications we can view how we manage application with online software repositories, or repos. These repos differ with each distribution but the main tools that we have are:

  • Centos : yum
  • Red Hat : yum
  • SUSE : zypper
  • Ubuntu : apt
  • Debian : apt
  • Raspbian : apt