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    Which distros use apt-get?

    I might want to try some other distros but I cant lose Debian because of apt-get. That is the only reason I'm using Debian anyways, so can anyone list othe distros that use apt-get or how I can get it? Thanks alot.

    BTW, why is Debian so popular, why is it so good?

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    RPM based based distros can use apt-get also

    I also have used apt-get in Redhat 9.0. It is available for Fedore Core 1 and 2. I have switched to yum in Fedora. Both seem to work. There are several repositories that support apt-get or yum.

    There is more info on apt with rpm here.

    Some apt/yum repositories.

    Of course I also run apt-get on Debian. I have a Debian woody box that acts as a server and I use apt-get on that.

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    Jul 2003
    Stockholm, Sweden
    portage is (imo) much better than apt. portage is part of gentoo which (imo) is much better than any other distro:)

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    apt is a great package manager but there are other ones out there that do a very good job if not better. Usually every distro has its own package manager and some work great others not so much then again thats part of the fun of linux eh eh

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