I worked with Debian for a while before finally succumbing to the attraction of Ubuntu ease of software installation, with all the added repositories, PPAs, and App Armor. Most of the software I need is available from Ubuntu and Ubuntu based distros’ repositories, but I prefer the cleanliness of Debian. Installation of the software I need requires manual installation in Debian which isn’t quick or convenient.

I would like to return to the clean slate that is Debian, while keeping the ease of software installation of Ubuntu-based distros. Is that possible, and how?

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Both distributions use the same package manager. This means that as long as you add the correct repositories for the packages that you need, you should be all good.

Here is a a list of Debian repository that you could use:


Hope that this helps!