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Old 06-18-2015, 01:01 PM   #1
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Aptitude vs. apt-get for a beginner

Is it true that aptitude is more aggressive than apt-get and it's better to stick with apt-get for a Ubuntu beginner?
Old 06-18-2015, 01:48 PM   #2
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I think it is more a case of personal preference, both use apt, (which uses dpkg).
(My preference is apt.)
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I tend to use all 3 depending on when... can't beat the easy of Synaptic for just putzing around, definitely Aptitude when building up from scratch with a netinst or APT for single packages, quick updates\grades and so on.
I also
dpkg -i myWiFiDivers.etc.deb
+1 for to each and there own but you got to try them all. I'd say APT for us "s" to learn more.

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Read this:

I like:
# aptitude -u
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