[Tutor] Total newbie question

Alan Gauld alan.gauld at yahoo.co.uk
Tue Jan 3 04:00:55 EST 2017

On 03/01/17 01:21, MR ZenWiz wrote:
> I'm trying to install python 4.6 on my Xubuntu 16.04 desktop,

I assume you mean Python 3.6?
And my first question is why? Do you have some specific
features in 3.6 that you need? Otherwise just go with
the latest version in your package manager which will
probably be 3.4 or 3.5.

Both are stable releases and as a newbie should have
more than enough to keep you busy until packages
appear for 3.6. Seriously, life is too short to build
from scratch unless you really know you need to.

Alan G
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