What application is more "low level" - apt or aptitude?
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apt-get is the lowest. Aptitude is a console frontend for apt-get. Synaptic is a gui front end for apt-get. Synaptic is basically a gui aptitude.
I use apt-get if I know what I want. I use aptitude if I'm in a console and need to find something to serve a given purpose. Synaptic fills in when I'm already in a gui and need aptitude-like function. I typically use synaptic when vnc'd into my media center, or on my laptop. If i ssh into the server I use apt-get or aptitude.
For the record, dpkg is for installing packages. It doesn't help you find them (like aptitude and synaptic) or download them (like apt-get, aptitude, and synaptic). So I guess dpkg could be considered lower level, but only because It does less. All 3 (apt-get, aptitude, synaptic) use dpkg to do the installing. The programs in question simply get the packages to you. Dpkg does the installing.