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  •  since you have to be root (superuser) (none)
    …to install software, it's probably a good idea to not let everybody install software.

    However, when you're a home Linux user and have managed to grasp the concept of different users, software installation should pose no problem to you.


    1. Download package.
    2. Switch user to root.
    3. Use command for package installation.

    Or just use the damn graphical package management application that even prompts you for your root password.

    There's even manuals!

    I continue to be amazed that people who criticize Linux most seem to have the least clue about it.

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