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  1. #1
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    Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus

    installing 3rd party applications

    so i recently installed ubuntu (wubi....) and got all the drivers i needed (somehow, very glad my computer programming and problem solving degree came in handy here XD ) now my question is how to install third party apps? ones that arent on the software center, and after that, if there are any applications to convert from .exe (windows) to ubuntu (.deb i suspect after my little digging) im a little..... buzzed atm so i guess i just got lazy and decided to ask instead... i remember reading somewhere that there are several methods...

    btw, i recently got interested in actually going for ubuntu after the whole android fanboyism x86 project i decided to take onto my pc (which i found out is full ubuntu kurnel so i went with the real thing lol)

    any help appreciated!!

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    Re: installing applications 3rd party?? huh?

    are any applications to convert from .exe (windows) to ubuntu
    But you can install wine, it's in the repos(the software center).

    You can look at the winehq page and find out how well yor apps have fared in wine.
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    Re: installing applications 3rd party?? huh?

    "3rd party" applications are installed:
    1. by using PPA (adding personal repository of the application)
    2. from .deb file
    3. from install script (usually .run file) provided by the applicaiton maker
    4. from source (compile per instructions found in file)
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    Re: installing applications 3rd party?? huh?

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    Australian in Germany
    Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat

    Re: installing 3rd party applications

    Quote Originally Posted by boyo1991 View Post
    android ...which i found out is full ubuntu kurnel(sic)
    This is not precisely accurate. Android is based on the Linux kernel.
    Android consists of a kernel based on the Linux kernel 2.6 and Linux Kernel 3.x (Android 4.0 onwards),

    Ubuntu is a computer operating system based on the Debian Linux distribution and distributed as free and open source software, using its own desktop environment

    Debian GNU/Linux, which includes the GNU OS tools and Linux kernel,[6] is a popular and influential Linux distribution.

    Linux Kernel
    The Linux kernel was initially conceived and created by Finnish computer science student Linus Torvalds in 1991.[9] Linux rapidly accumulated developers and users who adapted code from other free software projects for use with the new operating system.[10] The Linux kernel has received contributions from thousands of programmers.[11] Many Linux distributions have been released based upon the Linux kernel.

    Linux Distribution
    A Linux distribution is a member of the family of Unix-like operating systems built on top of the Linux kernel.

    I know that is all very pedantic, but I think it is important to know roughly the structure of things. Credit where it is due, and all that.

    So, anyway, Android is, at least in a broad sense, a Linux distribution, as is Ubuntu. They are both great things, and are based, ultimately, on the same Kernel. That is not to say that Android is based on the Ubuntu kernel.
    Last edited by audiomick; November 27th, 2012 at 01:21 PM.

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    Re: installing 3rd party applications

    And you might want to read this:
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