How to optimize the apt package manager on Debian-based Linux distributions

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  • Published December 1, 2020
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There are a number of ways Linux is superior to other operating systems. Not only is Linux more reliable and stable, it’s more secure and user-friendly (in more areas than you might believe). But above everything else, one of the most amazing things about Linux is it’s flexibility. You’d be hard-pressed to find a distribution of Linux that insists you do it one way and only one way (which is the case with Windows and macOS).

Linux, on the other hand, offers numerous paths to success, no matter the task at hand. One particular way the system admin will find this in perfect display is with software installation. Most admins default to using package managers to install software.

In this article from TechRepublic Premium, you will learn how to make the most out of the apt package manager on Debian-based Linux distributions.

In the article:

  • How to use apt to install applications like a pro
  • How to use apt to to remove applications like a pro
  • How to find out more information about a package
  • How to upgrade with apt
  • And more!

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