How to install programs on Ubuntu OS

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I am quite new in the linux operating systems and I am trying to learn how to use this piece of software as I heard nothing but good things about them. I recently managed to successfully install Ubuntu on my laptop and I have a very simple question. How do we install new programs on Ubuntu? I heard that you had to learn lines of code to do that. Is that true?

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How to install programs on Ubuntu OS

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Hello,

Ubuntu is the most popular Linux edition, forcing developers create their applications compatible with Ubuntu. Installing software in Ubuntu is quite easy. It can be either done from command line or from Ubuntu Software Center.

For installing software from Ubuntu Software Center,

1. Start Ubuntu Software Center.

2. From the search field, type your required software and install it. For more info, this page will be helpful.

The installer file for Ubuntu is with DEB extension. You can get such file from any desired software’s website. To install DEB files,

1. Start Terminal by pressing “Ctrl + Alt + T”.

2. Run the following commands:
cd /path/to/the/deb/file
sudo dpkg -i package_name.deb

You can learn more tricks of installing programs in Ubuntu from Ubuntu Help.

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