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Old 02-08-2010, 07:56 PM   #1
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How do I install new applications


I have Ubuntu OS and I think I heard Wine can be used to install software. I am new to linux and Ubuntu and want to learn more. In the meantime I have an application I would like to install. any information would be appreciated.
 
Old 02-08-2010, 08:02 PM   #2
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What kind of applications? Normally, you would install programs through synaptic - ubuntu package manager. You can find it in the menu. Wine will let you install SOME of Windows applications. It's always better to install a linux version of a program, or to find a linux equivalent of a windows program you want to install. After all, you are running LINUX, not WINDOWS
 
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Ubuntu uses a wonderful point-and-click tool called Synaptic Package Manager. If you know the name of the application you want to install, you can open Synaptic and look for it on the list that appears, and click it and choose Mark for Installation. You can even narrow your search by category on the left side of the screen.

After you have checked the applications that you want, and they have been marked for installation, click on the Apply button at the top, and watch the magic happen! It grabs the application from the repositories and installs it for you, and tells you when it's done.

The command line is a faster way to do it, if you know the name of the application. Let's say it's Abiword you want. You can just open a terminal and type

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sudo apt-get install abiword
If you tell us what you want to install, we can help you better.

Cheers,
Robin
 
Old 02-08-2010, 08:11 PM   #4
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I downoalded a linux version of an application and it is currently in my downloads folder. I want to install it but the directions That came with it didn't help much. Am I supposed to place this applicaion nto another folder first? I have not yet attempted to install it.
 
Old 02-08-2010, 08:15 PM   #5
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As others have said, you're best off trying to install the program through synaptic rather than installing from some random file. If, however, the program is not available in Ubuntu's repositories you will need to install it from the file. Can you tell usthe name of the software you're trying to install and the name of the file that you downloaded?
 
Old 02-08-2010, 08:20 PM   #6
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The program is ISA Basic v2.1.2
 
Old 02-08-2010, 08:46 PM   #7
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What kind of file did you get? How is it named?

I would also try

sudo apt-get install isa-basic

or

sudo apt-get install isabasic

Or it it a Windows app?
 
Old 02-08-2010, 08:51 PM   #8
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It is a windows application. There're instructions how to install it on ubuntu via wine on their website.

http://www.scripture4all.org/ISA2_he...tm#ISAandLinux
 
Old 02-09-2010, 08:41 AM   #9
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Thanks to all. I figured out how to doit using Wine.
 
Old 06-05-2010, 03:19 PM   #10
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I am new to Linux, but absolutely hate Winders. I had a MAC that blew and found out that it was too expensive to fix or buy a new one. I am running Ubuntu 10.04. I like Ubuntu, but have several areas where I can't seem to find an equivalent Linux program, or at least one that is good enough to work. I am trying to figure out how to run iTunes for my iPod Touch and Rosetta Stone. I would like to try them under Wine, but I haven't figured out how to install Winders programs under WINE yet. If anyone knows of an equivalent for these two programs on Linux, I would gladly give them a try.

Thanks

David
 
  


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