Popular Apps for Ubuntu and How To Install Them

2 04 2008

For some reason, I just love installing programs through the terminal on Ubuntu. Its just so much more interesting then going through the Synaptic Package Manager. Some of my favorite apps that I’ve found while playing around with Hardy Heron are Compiz Fuzion (must have), Thunderbird (email client) and Gnome-Do (Quicksilver / Launchy for Linux). Here is how to install them:

Open the Terminal (Applications–>Accessories–>Terminal) and type the words in italics to install each:


sudo apt-get update

sudo aptitude install mozilla-thunderbird

Compiz Fusion:

sudo apt-get install compiz compizconfig-settings-manager compiz-core compiz-fusion-plugins-extra compiz-fusion-plugins-main compiz-gnome compiz-plugins

Gnome – Do

sudo apt-get install gnome-do




4 responses

26 05 2008
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28 12 2010

It didn’t work. I typed in the code & it came up with an error message. Why do all Ubuntu online help things involve installing things via the terminal? Windows & Mac got it right with download apps rather than typing in code that you have to learn.

3 05 2011

It is 2011.
Learn some code or you may have to pay someone someday =.=

Easy as 123,observe:

Simply press ctrl+alt+F1
Enter your credentials
Type code

After pressing enter you should have to press y- after you can press alt+F7 to exit terminal.
Good luck.

20 04 2013

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