Apt-get? Yum? Synaptic? … What?!?

apt-get-mooPackage management. Every Linux distro has one, or more, ways to update and/or install software. These one, or more, ways are grouped under the “package management” subsystems in Linux.

From Wikipedia:

A package manager or package management system is a collection of software tools that automates the process of installing, upgrading, configuring, and removing computer programs for a computer’s operating system in a consistent manner.

Um, Yeah, OK.

New to Linux and found that confusing? Here are a few other resources that are a little more helpful that I’d like to share.

Happy updating!