How To Install Programs In Ubuntu Hardy Heron and Intrepid Ibex

by vitalbodies on July 18th, 2008

How To Install Programs In Ubuntu Hardy Heron and Intrepid Ibex

Ubuntu is very different than Windows as far as installing programs.

Most of the time, installing programs in Ubuntu is very very easy.

Applications > Add/Remove… >


Supported Applications, All Open Source Applications, Third Party Applications or All Available Applications.

Then add a check to the check box of the application you want to install, click Apply Changes and then Apply and type you password and click Close.

Adding programs does not get much easier than this.

To remove a program un-check the check box.

NOTE: VitalBodies suggests not choosing All Available Applications and third party applications until you have more experience managing and maintaining Ubuntu. In fact, if you are really new, you might want to use only Supported Applications until you are really up and running. See the Final Note (below) for more info.

What if the program you want to install is not on the list?

In short, here are the main ways to add programs:



In Ubuntu click the ? (HELP) icon and then click Adding, Removing and Updating Applications to learn more…

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1 Comment
  1. wenceslaus permalink

    Hmmm, thanks for the info. I’ll be back for more. :~)

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