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


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