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I've recently installed LinuxMint5 on an old Inspiron 7500 (256 RAM) and have been very pleased with the operating system. It has performed exceedingly well and it's a lot easier than the ubuntu distro's that I've tried.
I have installed some software that gives me the option of installing either ubuntu or debian packages (for example: R (statistical software); bibus (bibliographic software)) and I have chosen the ubuntu packages. Is this the correct choice or are debian packages "better" in Linux Mint? Does it make any difference which package I choose?
Thanks for your help and congratulations to the development team!
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It shouldn't make any difference. A .deb file will install on any Debian based system like Ubuntu/Mint.
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I've never had a problem installing any .deb packages that I've taken directly from Debian, but if given the choice between a .deb package labeled as being for Ubuntu vs. Debian I'd take the Ubuntu package. I suppose my logic is that Mint is more "genetically" related to Ubuntu, being it's direct descendant.
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