A Beginner’s Guide to Installing Software in Ubuntu 9.10

[ Thanks to William Masopust for this
link. ]

“With Windows, you can usually just go to a retailer,
such as Best Buy, or to an online store, such as Amazon.com, and
select from a host of purchasable software for your computer. Then,
you simply insert the CD or DVD and install the software. However,
with Ubuntu, and Linux in general, said method of obtaining
software just doesn’t happen. Software for Ubuntu is obtained
in a different, and easier, manner.

“After a fresh install of Ubuntu 9.10, you will notice a rather
decent collection of software is already installed. Just browse the
Applications menu to see for yourself. In that menu, you will find
software to meet a host of needs: word processor, spreadsheet,
Internet browser, e-mail client, text editor, image editor, music
player, and several games. (That is by no means a complete
listing.) While you may find use for all, or most, of these
applications, there will undoubtedly be other needs you will want
met via software.”

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