I'm relatively new with ElementaryOS (and with Linux in general). An University advisor suggest us to try different distro for a more reproducible approach with our researches.
I'm trying ElementaryOS but every software that I search and install form the default AppCenter appear to be not at the latest version. (qGis, rstudio, texstudio, biblio manager, etc are all with a version number that not coincide with the latest version on the official sites). I read many threads and blogs online that suggest to use a different package manager (like gnome software). Can someone "route" me in the right direction? Is there a chance to use directly the packages on the sites of each software? What is the most efficient way to install up to date software on the go?
P.S. If I search Gnome software in the AppCenter, it is at old version too. There is a way to install this old version and after that force in some way the update, maybe from itself?
Kind regards, and sorry for the bad english, I'm writing on the go and this environment is a bit estranging at first.