How to Install Software Packages On Linux PC

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Those who’ve always been with a Windows PC; among them most of the people think Linux as a non user-friendly as well as difficult to use operating system. Even some take Linux just like a fully featured MS-DOS.

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But nowadays some Linux Distros like Mint, Gnome comes with great user interface, mostly targeted for Windows users.

It’s easy to install various software packages on Linux using software center, but for now lets focus on installing packages via terminal using apt-get install command.

Installing Software Packages on Linux PC Using Terminal

  • Visit Application > Terminal or press Ctrl+Alt+T to open terminal
  • Syntax for installing packages,
sudo apt-get install <package_name>
  • For example: To Insall VLC on your Linux PC, enter this command in terminal
sudo apt-get install vlc
  • Now enter your password and hit enter

That’s it! You have successfully installed VLC on your Linux PC. In this way you can easily install various software packages on your Linux PC using the terminal.

Want to know the very first things that you’d want to do right after the fresh installation of Ubuntu? Well, here’s a quick guide.

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