I use a fitbit; a souped up pedometer that syncs an online profile through a base station. Unfortunately the base station needs to be plugged into a computer that is running a software programmer that was written for Windows or Mac. I found out that someone wrote a linux version of this software.
That's great! If only I knew how to install it.
I run the latest version of Ubuntu but the only way I know how to install software is through the built in Ubuntu Software Center or when companies make really easy links (like Google for installing Chrome).
Would someone be able to get me started? Apparently its also available as a PPA if that makes it easier.