I'm using Mint 13 if that matters. And I'm new. Anyway, I tried installing Adobe Reader 9 using their installer from: http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=10&platform=Unix ...
So, I ssh into a (very) remote Ubuntu 10.4 server to do some admin and web dev+design. And I was looking through the various package manager options. There's a lot. The big ones are dpkg, apt, ...