Linux Software you won't find on your Software Center
May 16, 2015, 06:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bill Toulas)
Our Linux distributions have come a long way from the days that we had to manually install anything we needed by compiling it on the terminal to the modern days of the fancy Software Centers that offer collections of applications with ratings, screenshots and one-click install functionality. No matter how rich with software these tools are though, there are still some popular tools that millions of people use that you won't find in application centers of any distro. These are some 3rd party software that are usually proprietary and can't be included in Linux distributions repositories for multiple legal and functional issues. Here's a guide on how to install the most common of these examples.