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Why Ubuntu has a so large number of available packages if compared to other Linux distros? [closed]

According to the Wikipedia comparison tables, Ubuntu has ~47K available packages, while other major distros, under this particular aspect, have a smaller number. I.E. openSUSE has ~40K, Debian ~37K, ...
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Is the safety of Linux binary packages guaranteed? [closed]

Most Linux distros are "binary", i.e. users install binary, pre-built packages. But is it guaranteed that packages are built from as-is source packages? How do you know distro's building process is ...
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Number of packages per repository (major distributions)

Is there a website where i can find how many packages the major distributions have?
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Linux: Compare packages

Is there a simple way to compare all the current installed packages to the defaults (a fresh/clean installation)? So that I can see what packages I removed and which packages I manually installed? I ...