Difference of Ubuntu to Other Linux Distribution

Adriano Varoli Piazza moranar at gmail.com
Wed Apr 19 11:02:05 UTC 2006

On 4/19/06, Daniel Carrera <daniel.carrera at zmsl.com> wrote:
> I know, but I figured that was an unnecessary complication given the
> OP's question. AFAIK up2date and YAST are not equivalent to apt-get. In
> practise, when you install software on an RPM system you use rpm or yum
> or in Mandriva's case urmpi; and in practise, when you install software
> on a DEB system you use apt-get. Notice that I also didn't mention
> aptitude. Again, I was removing unnecessary details that are not really
> relevant to the OP's question.

Could be, but I'm tired of the "rpm equivals apt-get" comparison.
Sorry if I complicate things, but I felt they were oversimplified. I
meant that up2date and YAST are equivalent to apt-get in that they
have a similar philosophy, and try to cover more or less the same
feature range. Quality of the implementations will be a discussion for
another time.

> > Thus ends the history lesson.
> I don't need a history lesson. I've been using Linux since before Gnome
> and KDE came on the scene.

That was
a) tongue in cheek
b) directed at the original poster
c) self mocking.

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