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Installing software on Linux can be a mixed bag

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Installing software on Linux can be a mixed bag

On one hand, the experience can seem straightforward compared to what you find on Microsoft Windows. Much of the software you want is in your Linux distribution’s app store or package manager. But sometimes the app you want isn’t there or the provided version is out of date. That’s where Window’s dominant EXE format feels convenient—there are simply so many Linux package formats. Fortunately, most distros use either DEB or RPM. Here are eight sites to help you find apps in DEB or RPM format. 1. pkgs.org pkgs.org exists as a simple place to find and download the latest versions...

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