A package manager is the best way to install the applications. But in case you do not have some applications available in your repositories, then next best thing is to look at the home page for the application. If you are talking about the open source applications then freshmeat and sourceforge are also good places to look into.
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Last edited by linuxlover.chaitanya; 02-21-2009 at 03:29 AM.