The Best PPAs for Ubuntu Based Distros

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Ubuntu and its related distros like Elementary, Mint, and Pop!_OS have access to an enormous software library. There are times when a particular program may not be available in an official repository or is lagging behind in updates. Ubuntu developed Personal Package Archives (PPA) as a way to easily create small personal repositories to deliver software that either doesn’t qualify for the official repos or that the developer may not wish to release there. While PPAs have waned in popularity as Flatpak and Snap have received more attention, there are still many great PPAs available.

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Pop! OS 20.04 Getting Started Guide


Pop!_OS has quickly become a popular alternative to Ubuntu. PC builder System76 bases Pop!_OS on Ubuntu but makes careful choices to improve the user experience out of box. While all of these commands should carry over to Ubuntu 20.04, Pop!_OS requires less initial setup than a comparable Ubuntu system. This getting started guide will help you you start using your system faster.

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