As an Ubuntu user, surely you’re familiar with Apt-get. However, it’s slowly being phased out in favor of the new Apt. Here’s how Apt differs from the Apt-get.package
Most Linux distro comes with a package manager that allows you to easily install binary package (DEB or RPM). However, if you are planning to customize the software you are installing, like adding additional features, then you might want to use the source packages and compile them yourself. Here is how you can do so.
“Apt-get” may be the default installer in Ubuntu, but when it comes to installing large sets of software, it can be really slow and obsolete. Fortunately, there’s a “tasksel”, which is just like a “apt-get for apt-get”.
RPM is the package management system for many Red Hat based distro. Let find out how RPMs works and how it compares with the “Ubuntu way” of managing software.
Ever wonder how and why your Linux system can always auto update itself to the latest version? Learn about the basics of the debian package management and how the APT and repositories work in Linux.
Ever so often, I take a stroll over to KDE-Apps.org and look at some of the fantastic creations people from the KDE community develop. There are a wide range of apps in nearly every category, but I have selected 5 that stand out and would be very useful additions to my desktop and hopefully yours […]
Everytime after you have reformatted the hard disk and reinstalled the Linux distro of your choice, the one troublesome thing that you need to do is to re-download all your applications and restore all the settings. This is made worst when your wireless connection just don’t work with the newly installed distro. How are you […]
Quite possibly the most distinguishing feature of Debian-based Linux distributions (such as Ubuntu, Mepis, Knoppix, etc) is their package system – APT. Also known as the Advanced Package Tool, APT was first introduced in Debian 2.1 in 1999. APT is not so much a specific program as it is a collection of separate, related packages. […]