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Chapter 10. Networking with Linux > Upgrading Your Linux System Software

Upgrading Your Linux System Software

Depending on the distribution of Linux that you are using, there will be various ways to upgrade your system software. You can buy or download a newer version of the software and then upgrade your system by installing from CDs (downloaded Linux distributions come in the form of CD ISOs, which must then be burned to a CD). Upgrading portions of your installation such as the KDE desktop or specific tools can be accomplished by going to the appropriate Web site and downloading the software.

Individual Linux software packages (such as utilities for managing the system and various network resources) can be found in different file formats. For Red Hat you can easily install new software using RPM (Red Hat Package Manager) files. These files have .rpm as their extension. These files have been specially prepared so that they can be installed quickly on your system using the Red Hat Package Manager utility. All you have to do is download the file (typically from www.redhat.com) and then locate it on your system using the Conqueror browser (a combination file and Web browser used on Linux systems where KDE has been installed; we discuss Conqueror later in the chapter). Selecting the file in Conqueror starts the Red Hat Package Manager and allows you to install the software.


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