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deleyd
May 19th, 2008, 01:41 AM
In Windows if I wanted some new software I'd go to the shareware sites, look around, download some trial software and install it.

In Ubuntu I see things are done differently. I see there's a Synaptic Package Manager, and a Add/Remove Applications utility, and I'm supposed to add distros, somehow, and install using one of these two utilities.

So do I still get to browse websites, like www.freshmeat.net, or linuxappfinder.com, and say I find a program I want to try, say I randomly pick one, and it points me to a new website, such as:

http://coulon.publi.free.fr/openeuclide/

and I see a download link,

How do I connect Add/Remove Applications, or Synaptic Package Manager, to this download link I found, how do I get this program installed?

Q2. How do I get this program uninstalled when I decide I don't want it?

sdennie
May 19th, 2008, 01:45 AM
You are best off just using synaptic or Add/Remove and searching for the application you want to install. The repositories contain many thousands of applications. If you are new to linux, I would not recommend installing applications that are not in synaptic or Add/Remove until you become more familiar with the system.

aysiu
May 19th, 2008, 01:45 AM
Really, Synaptic should fulfill 99% (if not more) of your software needs. Go elsewhere only if you have to. A site like getdeb.net can help.

akiratheoni
May 19th, 2008, 01:46 AM
In Windows if I wanted some new software I'd go to the shareware sites, look around, download some trial software and install it.

In Ubuntu I see things are done differently. I see there's a Synaptic Package Manager, and a Add/Remove Applications utility, and I'm supposed to add distros, somehow, and install using one of these two utilities.

So do I still get to browse websites, like www.freshmeat.net, or linuxappfinder.com, and say I find a program I want to try, say I randomly pick one, and it points me to a new website, such as:

http://coulon.publi.free.fr/openeuclide/

and I see a download link,

How do I connect Add/Remove Applications, or Synaptic Package Manager, to this download link I found, how do I get this program installed?

Q2. How do I get this program uninstalled when I decide I don't want it?

The Synaptic Package Manager has over 24,000 programs :) Just use that.

Sometimes, though, programs tend to be outdated in the repos so I use:

http://www.getdeb.net

for all of my newer program needs.

Ahhhhh aysiu beat me to it, lol.