Originally Posted by Unknown.Nirk
I've got Ubuntu 8.10 and Synaptics Package Manager.
I think I see how to use Synaptics.
How do you use Terminal to install anyway?
As I said, it depends...
The Debian family (including Ubuntu) has "apt-get", and can also install RPMs using "alien".
Some SW comes with an install script which takes care of everything.
AND--sometimes you have to compile from source code.
The best way to learn all this will be on a case-by-case basis.