I am a beginner trying to understand how installation of software works in ubuntu. I have installed a lot of softwares on my system but everytime I want to install something I will just google and follow without really unerstaing how it works.The different ways I have done installation
- sudo apt-get install
- Dowload .deb and use dpkg
- Install from Ubuntu software center
- Synpatic package
- Add link to sources.list
- Using PPA
why are there so many ways to install a software?. what is the difference ? .How does these different ways of instaling it works? Any help or links would be appreciated.