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Ubuntu Unleashed 2015 Edition: Covering 14.10 and 15.04, Tenth Edition by Matthew Helmke

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Configuring Software Repositories

Ubuntu uses software repositories to get information about available software that can be installed on your system. Ubuntu is based on a much older Linux distribution called Debian. Debian has access to tens of thousands of different packages, which means that Ubuntu has access to these packages, too. The Debian packages are made available in Ubuntu’s Universe repository. A set of volunteers called Masters of the Universe (MOTUs) are well trained and follow strict guidelines to package software and make even more packages available to Ubuntu users in Universe. (See Chapter 39, “Helping with Ubuntu Development,” for more about the MOTUs and how you can become one of them.) The Universe repository is filled with ...

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