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HowtoForge: Installing Popular Applications On Your Ubuntu Desktop With Automatix2

Dec 06, 2006, 11:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Although Ubuntu comes with lots of applications that can be installed on your desktop, there are still some applications that are available only from third-party repositories. Finding all these repositories and installing these applications manually is very time-consuming, but fortunately some people have created a script called Automatix2 (which is the successor to Automatix) which automates the task for you. It comes with a graphical interface so that you can run it from your desktop, and this tutorial describes how you do it.

"With Automatix2, you can install applications such as Skype, Opera, the Macromedia Flash plugin for Firefox, Google Earth, Picasa, Acrobat Reader, aMule, multimedia codecs, VMware Player, etc..."

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