Yes I think it does differ
, but since I don't use it; preferring Synaptic, which I can use on any Linux based distribution, as well as not finding it to be better (for me anyway..)http://www.nongnu.org/synaptic/
I just hope we don't get sucked into the Ubuntu method coming downstream, of their application/web centerhttp://news.softpedia.com/news/Ubuntu-A ... 2572.shtml
--because something like that, might very well kill Synaptic or other choices for the user, and trend towards a distribution only solution; as apparently package management has been indicated as a problem for new Linux users
I personally, just don't see it
Package management, software installation, large number of Linux distributions being a real problem at all..
--but they get mentioned often enough, and as they all say "Perception is reality"