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    Basic knowledge about apt-get

    well,a simple question. when we using 'apt-get install', there we can always find that the program will download some things from an url. what the url is ? Is it a server that provide app download just like apple store?

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    I guess it depends on how you look at it. As far as downloading apps, there is a similarity but apt-get repositories are where Linux Debian packages reside and you can choose to install them. The big advantage is, they are all free for you to download, install and use!
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    In a terminal.

    apt-cache show <application name goes here>
    will give lot's of info. Like Dan said. The repos are free to use.


    ~$ apt-cache policy playonlinux
      Installed: 4.1.6
      Candidate: 4.1.6
      Version table:
     *** 4.1.6 0
            500 lucid/main Packages
            100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
         3.7.3-1 0
            500 lucid/multiverse Packages
    Above tells you that the application comes from Ubuntu lucid mutiverse package repo.
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