Tags: Package Manager

A Quick Guide to DNF for yum Users

Dandified yum, better known as DNF, is a software package manager for RPM-based Linux distributions that installs, updates, and removes packages. It was first introduced in Fedora 18 in a testable state (i.e., tech preview), but it's been Fedora's default package manager since Fedora 22. Since it...
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Snaps make short work of installing apps; in this tutorial, Jack shows how to install GIMP, for example.

Get Started with Snap Packages in Linux

Chances are you’ve heard about Snap packages. These universal packages were brought into the spotlight with the release of Ubuntu 16.04 and have continued to draw attention as a viable solution for installing applications on Linux. What makes Snap packages so attractive to the end user? The answer...
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Linux "app stores" like KDE Discover (shown here) make installing software packages a breeze.

A Comparison of Three Linux 'App Stores'

I remember, long, long ago, when installing apps in Linux required downloading and compiling source packages. If you were really lucky, some developer might have packaged the source code into a form that was more easily installable. Without those developers, installing packages could become a...
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NPM or Yarn? Node.js Devs Pick Their Package Manager

Mere months since it was open-sourced by Facebook, Yarn has NPM on the run. The upstart JavaScript package manager has gained a quick foothold in the Node.js community, particularly among users of the React JavaScript UI library. Known for faster installation, Yarn gives developers an improved...
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