"Debianâ€™s APT makes installing software a
breeze: you just run apt-get update&&apt-get upgrade to
download and install the latest versions of all your software, or
apt-get install widget to install widget on your machine. Pretty
easy and painless. But now thereâ€™s something
available thatâ€™s even easier and more painless:
"APT is cool, but it still has a few limitations, as do all
other software install methods on Linux. For instance, software
installation often requires root access, which you may not have.
And although Linux is certainly far better than Windows, where an
install 'vomits' files all over the system, you still often end up
with files in /usr/bin, /usr/lib, /usr/share, /etc, /home, /bin,
and who knows where else when you put a new program on your
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