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Re: Too many options...

"As for Linux, the plethora of package management systems is in my view a real embarassment."

It's not a problem from a user's point of view though, because you just use whatever your distro uses. I've had no problem installing software on Red Hat, SUSE, Debian and even on less well known distros like Puppy and Damn Small Linux. So long as the distro maintainers have done a proper job of documentation, package management is pretty easy to pick up. (One or two distros do make things a little harder (e.g. Gentoo) but it's for a good reason:- user customisation.)

The more important difference between distros isn't the package format, it's whether version X.X is available of package Y in the repository for your distro.

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