If you’re new to Linux, you might be a little confused about installing applications. Fortunately, it’s easier than ever to install software on Linux, no matter which distribution you’re using.
Here is a general step-by-step process of how to download and install software on any version of Linux, including Ubuntu, Fedora, Debian, and Linux Mint using the command line:
1. Open a terminal window. You can do this by pressing “Ctrl + Alt + T” or by searching for “Terminal” in the application launcher.
2. Update the package list by running the command “sudo apt update” (without the quotes). This will ensure that you have the latest version of the package list and can download the latest version of the application.
3. Use the command “sudo apt search [application name]” to search for the application you want to download. For example, “sudo apt search vlc” will search for the VLC media player.
4. Use the command “sudo apt install [application name]” to install the application. For example, “sudo apt install vlc” will install the VLC media player.
5. Once the installation is complete, you can launch the application by searching for it in the application launcher or by typing the command in the terminal.
6. Some applications may also be available as a package in a software center, this will make the process even easier, you can just search for the app in the software center and install it with just one click.
7. Some applications may not be available in the default repositories, in this case, you may need to download the package or binary files from the developer’s website or other sources, and then install them manually.
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