for when it’s not in Ubuntu Software Centre

So you’ve checked Ubuntu Software Centre and scoured the Synaptic Package Manager. You’ve even googled for the application you need and come upon an obscure developers website with a tar.gz file and instructions to configure; make; make install.

Well if you’re new to Ubuntu Linux and still shy of the command line, check out for a broader list of applications and games that you won’t always find in the repositories. A .deb file is the Debian Linux (Debian is the distro Ubuntu is based on) version of .exe or .msi for Windows. It’s pretty much a one or two click process to get hold of some excellent software that for some reason doesn’t make Ubuntu’s repositories.

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