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Discussion on: Things I always install on Ubuntu

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Kevin Ard

TBH, I didn't even know brew ran on Linux until I read this (ofc, makes sense now lol).
I'm considering.

It's not a pain to get going?

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David Jones Author

I haven’t had any serious problems after a year or so of using it on Linux, which is a big 🍻 from someone who’s very adept at breaking software. The differences with Homebrew on Mac that I’m aware of are that it installs itself to a new home directory rather than /usr/local by default, and Cask isn’t supported. It should be low risk to try, as you can sudo rm -rf /home/linuxbrew if you don’t like it.