I am thinking of installing Debian on Galileo mainly to reap the benefit of using apt-get to install new software on the Galileo board. I like the Galileo hardware but if you would allow me to be frank, hate the Galileo software ecosystem based on Yocto. It is so hard to get new software installed if the package is not available to opkg. I do not want to return to Raspberry Pi because I still like the Intel hardware.
Now, to the real point. Does installing Debian on Galileo means I will have the flexibility of apt-get in UBuntu to install new software? For example, I tried to install java in Galileo but have tremendous difficulty in doing so. If I install Debian, would a simple apt-get install java solve the problem?
Is the link below the best one for installing Debian?
Thank you very much for your answers.
I believe you will find this site interesting: EmutexLabs. It is about the ubilinux image available for Galileo, it is based on Debian.
I haven't tested it yet but it might be useful for you. According to that page you can use apt-get with it.
If you want to know more about ubilinux please visit this page: About ubilinux