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How to Install Synaptic Package Manager in Ubuntu Linux

By | August 23, 2018

Synaptic is a graphical package management program for apt. It provides the same features as the apt-get command line utility with a GUI front-end based on Gtk+. If you prefer using a GUI to install apps in Debian and Debian-based systems (ubuntu, mint, etc) synaptic would make it worthwhile.     Features: Install, remove, upgrade… Read More »

The Unification of Free and Open Source Software Package Distribution: a step in the right direction?

By | September 27, 2016

One thing that many newcomers to Linux discover when installing applications on their systems is that they’d always have to install directly from the internet – – most times. To add to the web of these technicalities, different distributions (distros) support different format for distributing and utilizing their applications (e.g. the .deb for Debian-based systems… Read More »