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Purpose

For many of you, the idea of using Linux as your everyday computer system is a new one. After using Linux as my primary operating system for almost five years, I've found replacements for all the Windows software I once used, plus many brand new applications!

Installing Software

All software in Linux comes in the form of packages. There are two major ways to install packages - via a repository or from a .deb installer file.

Installing Packages from Repository

There are two ways to install packages from repository. The first is using the Terminal, where <package> is the name of the package(s) you're installing. You can install multiple packages at once by separating them in the install command with spaces.

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install <package>

An easiest way to search and install packages from a repository is with Synaptic Package Manager (synaptic). You can install this package from your Terminal by running...

$ sudo apt-get install synaptic

...and then start it like you would any other program.

Installing Packages from .deb File

You can install packages from a .deb file. The easiest program for working with these is GDebi Package Installer (gdebi-gtk), which you can install via...

$ sudo apt-get install gdebi-gtk

About Sources

Most of this software is already in the main 'repositories' for Ubuntu or Linux Mint. However, there are cases where you may want to get more up-to-date versions. Under each package in this list, I'll aim to include a Source section with the best repository to use, or in cases where one must use a .deb file, the website link to get that file from.

Software List

Audio Engineering

Office

Graphics

Mathematics

Multimedia

Programming

Video Editing

Web

3D Design

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Jan 26 2016, 11:36 AM

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