Originally Posted by nickdalzell
oh, so i'd be stuck in the same boat i was in before by not being able to install some apps. no thanks. one reason i am trying a non-Ubuntu approach is because of their crappy philosophy. i had a hell of a time installing Skype, which was a FREE app, because of them.
My goal is for a more common distro like Fedora, SuSE or Vector. those at least are not dumbed down like Ubuntu. i'll go back to ChromeOS until they can get a proper distro in there.
Debian's repository is huge. It comes with over 37,500 packages, precompiled software bundled up in a nice format for easy installation. Fedora has same philosophy as Debian and the others. The key is adding the non-free software repository.