Jan 062014

An interesting and detailed howto on apt, first posted on linux mint community tutorials

Intro by Wikipedia:

The Advanced Packaging Tool, or APT, is a free user interface that works with core libraries to handle the installation and removal of software on the Debian GNU/Linux distribution and its variants. APT simplifies the process of managing software on Unix-like computer systems by automating the retrieval, configuration and installation of software packages.

When you launch Software Manager or Update Manager or Synaptic Package Manager, you’re using APT via different GUIs. But you can control APT even via command lines in an easy and quick way.

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Mar 092012

I’m glad to have another post of Tcat Houser editor-in-chief of TRCBNews.com.

With the World Mobile Congress in Barcelona for year 2012 behind us, we now see what Apple has in store with Mountain Lion and Microsoft with Windows 8.

It seems very clear Microsoft is trying to catch up to Apple with the concept of the App Store. Now wait a minute, could not one also say that Apple is trying to play catch-up to Amazon.com? Even during the Great Recession, Amazon.com revenue and sales grew while many of the big box retailers stumbled and mom-and-pop stores dried up and blew away in the pessimistic mood.

All the indicators would suggest an App Store is where it is it.

Wait a minute. Have not I seen this somewhere before? Err…. yes I have! It is called:

Synaptic Package Management
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