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Old 11-24-2009, 07:39 PM   #1
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apt-get vs. yum

I'm always hearing that apt is so much better than yum. Can anyone explain to me why that is?
Old 11-24-2009, 09:08 PM   #2
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In my experience, one is just as good as the other. I only like APT more because I've used Ubuntu so much, but I have also tried CentOS and Fedora, and yum was perfectly adequate.

However, if people do have a distinct preference, it's probably because they got used to it as part of their favorite distro. For example, I don't think you can use yum on a Debian-based system, or APT on a Red Hat/Fedora-based system.


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