chrishoffman at June 18th, 2014 06:40 — #1
Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/191245/beginner-geek-how-to-install-software-on-linux/
Installing software works differently on Linux. Instead of visiting a website, you’ll usually need to grab the software from your Linux distribution’s software repositories with its package manager. This sounds complicated, but is actually simpler than installing software on Windows.
whs at June 18th, 2014 07:06 — #2
A while ago I made a little video on the same subject. That may be useful.
silverghost63 at June 18th, 2014 10:00 — #3
whs; How about a LINK to your video.
whs at June 18th, 2014 10:32 — #4
Just right click on the video and get the URL. That is the most generic approach. But here it is in case that does not work. I cannot post the full link because then it is again being expanded into the video screen.
campbell2644 at June 18th, 2014 11:11 — #5
Maybe sometime you could explain Synaptic Package Manager- not that it's difficult. Many Linux users prefer this to the sotware managers.
nsdcars5 at June 18th, 2014 11:24 — #6
My first Linux machine (a netbook) ran so slowly I ended up learning Terminal installs so as not to waste time...
sudo apt-get install package
sudo apt-get remove package
sudo add-apt-repository ppa/somethingsomething
dpkg -i whatever.deb
dpkg -r whatever.deb
And once I installed Wine, I set it the default program for EXE files so I can just double click them like Windows.
robindebonnecoe at June 18th, 2014 17:45 — #7
One of the advantages of Linux software installations is the updates, particularly with PPAs. I get the Irie-Shinsuke PPA for Blender along with updates for the OS and all software I have installed on the system, so I have all the absolutely latest improvements to Blender long before they're released in a new version. The only way Windows users can get access to those improvements is downloading from GraphicAll.org and installing: my system has all that automatically.
I would recommend, necessarily, that PPAs are the best way to get stuff - you need to sort-of know your sources and stuff - but this one's rock-solid.
system at June 28th, 2014 06:41 — #8
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