Ubuntu – Is it okay to mess around with Python that comes with Ubuntu


I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and am new to Linux. I know that Ubuntu 14.04 LTS comes with Python 3.4.0. Is it okay if I install pip3 and install packages (e.g. django, numpy, etc.) on it? Can I also upgrade it to Python 3.4.1?

Best Answer

As I've asked and advocated before, I'd suggest using a virtualenv. It looks like more work but it's actually a ton less in the long run.