Ubuntu is one of the fastest growing Linux Distro of today. It is a Debian-based operating system which is powered by Canonical LTD. Its easiness to use has always been its strong asset ever since it began from 4.10 Warthy Warthog to today’s latest release, the Precise Pangolin.

All operating systems are not complete after being installed in your hard drive. Many utility and applications software are still needed and it may vary depending on what kind of usage it will be. So to teach you guys how to “complete” your Ubuntu, here’s an easy guide.

There are many ways to install your software either from a command line or a GUI.

  1. Installing command line
  2. You need to be an admin first and foremost before doing either the CLI or GUI. Click on the menu button at the task bar and type the world terminal. Click the “Gnome-Terminal” or “Terminal” button to go through the command line. Once that you are already at the command line, you will now be able to type this

    Sudo apt-get install kde

    Sudo means it will be done by the admin and confirming it while the apt-get install command is for the repository to know that it will be having the install function. The kde is the application itself.

    *Note: if you want to search for a certain file to confirm the software name, replace the apt-get install into apt-cache search to confirm the availability of the application.

  3. Installing through the Software Center (using GUI)
  4. Launch it by clicking the Menu button on the task bar and clicking Application, then Ubuntu Software Center.

    This is very easy to use. There is a quick search bar there to type in if you already know the application you are going to install. There are also several categories brought up to you to make it easier for you to find the best suitable software for you.

    If you have already chosen software that suits your liking, you just need to click it and hit install. The great part about this is that you can have many queues if another installation is happening. Also, you don’t need to worry about the dependencies because Ubuntu will automatically install software that depends on the current software you are installing. Just sit back and wait for it to finish and voila, you are good to go.