apt-get or aptitude? As a Debian user and a visitor of free software forums and mailinglists, I often see the debate of apt-get or aptitude appear. I have found this post on another blog which is really interesting, and well worth linking from here. One Response to apt-get or aptitude? Tobias says: December 10, 2012 at 00:09 I completely agree. Package maengemant on Debian-based distros is the best, which is why I have used them since Debian Woody. Just one correction, aptitude is a front-end to the APT tool, much like APT is a front-end to dpkg.Take care! Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must be logged in to post a comment.